The First Match
This pair first faced each other back in March 2018, with Ortiz giving Wilder an almighty scare. “King Kong” recovered from a 5th round knockdown to connect with a left hand in the 7th round that certainly hurt Wilder, only for the American to put Ortiz on the canvass another couple of times before winning with a 10th round stoppage.
Wilder, whose 42 fight career record includes an astonishing 40 wins by KO, will be making the 10th defense of his heavyweight title.
The 34 year-old from Alabama last fought in May this year, when he finished Dominic Breazeale in the first round.
The 40-year old Cuban southpaw isn’t short of punching power himself and has delivered 26 KOs in his 31 wins to date.
Ortiz is reportedly looking in the best shape of his professional career, but that still might not be enough to win here.
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz Betting Lines & Tip
Deontay Wilder eventually won when these two slugged it out 18 months or so ago and our boxing bet predictions for this fight have to favour the younger man to prevail again given his advantage in terms of punching, height and reach.
Wilder is, unsurprisingly, a strong favourite in the Fight Result betting at best odds of -500 (1.20) with Sports Interaction, the draw is +2500 (26.0) with Betway Sports and the boxing betting line on Luis Ortiz is at +450 (5.50) at bet365.
For the tip we’ll go to the Method of Victory betting odds markets, where Wilder to win by KO TKO or Disqualification is -303 (1.33) with bet365.