LIVE STREAM: Deontay Wilder vs Luis Oritz II Weigh In
The WBC Silver Bantamweight Championship match between Luis Nery and Emmanuel Rodriguez is off of the Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz II FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena this Saturday, November 23.
Nery (30-0, 24 KOs) did not make the 118-pound limit and Rodriguez (22-2-3, 9 KOs) opted not to fight for safety reasons. The match was scheduled to open the pay-per-view portion of the card.
Leduan Barthelemy (15-0-1, 7 KOs) will take on Eduardo Ramirez (22-2-3, 9 KOs) in a 10-round featherweight bout in the pay-per-view opener. Barthelemy and Ramirez were slated to appear on the televised prelims on FS2.
In action now appearing on FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Prelims on FS2 and FOX Deportes, cruiserweight prospect Marsellos Wilder (5-1, 2 KOs) will battle Dustin Long (2-1-2, 2 KOs) in a six-round fight and super featherweight prospect Viktor Slavinskyi (10-0-1, 6 KOs) will take on Mexico’s Rigobert Hermosillo (11-1-1, 8 KOs) in a six-round bout.
Undefeated Shon Mondragon (4-0, 2 KOs) is set to face Nicaragua’s Juan Centeno (4-3-1, 1 KO) in the Prelims swing bout.
The rest of the card is unchanged. Boxing’s longest reigning heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC title against Cuban slugger Luis Ortiz in the main event, plus three-division world champion Leo Santa Cruz takes on Miguel Flores for the vacant WBA Super Featherweight title in the co-main event.
Pay-per-view action also features WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Brandon Figueroa taking on former champion Julio Ceja. Ceja failed to make the 122-pound limit at today’s weigh-in, so he cannot win the belt and it will become vacant if Ceja wins the fight.
Weigh In Results
Deontay Wilder 219.5 vs. Luis Ortiz 236.5
Leo Santa Cruz 129.5 vs. Miguel Flores 130
Brandon Figueroa 122 vs. Julio Ceja 126.5
Luis Nery 119 vs. Manny Rodriguez 118
Leduan Barthelemy 127 vs Eduardo Ramirez 126.5
Viktor Slavinksyi 127.5 vs Rigoberto Hermosillo 127
Arnold Alejandro 129.5 vs Jhon Gemino 129.5
Ángel Alejandro 130.5 vs Mark Yap 132
Omar Juarez 142.5 vs Kevin Shacks 141
Jose Manuel Gomez 130 vs Daniel Placeres 129.5
Deontay Wilder talks Talk Ali-Frazier, Tyson-Holyfield & More
WBC Heavyweight Champion Wilder Battles Cuban Slugger Ortiz in FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Main Event Saturday, November 23 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
Boxing’s longest reigning heavyweight champion, Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder broke down and relived historic rematches of boxing lore as he nears his own rematch against Cuban slugger Luis “King Kong” Ortiz in the FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View main event Saturday, November 23 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Watch the whole video HERE as Wilder gives his thoughts on boxing rematches such as Ali-Frazier III, Holyfield-Tyson II, Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV and more.
Wilder passed the only rematch test of his career so far with flying colors, stopping Bermane Stiverne in the first round of their 2017 duel, after Wilder originally taking the title from Stiverne by decision in 2015. On November 23, Wilder will look to carve out his place in the history of great boxing rematches and rivalries by giving fans another memorable title defense.
Deontay Wilder Breaks Down His Favorite Knockouts Ahead Of Rematch Against Luis Ortiz
Unbeaten WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder broke down the top three knockouts of his illustrious title run ahead of his highly anticipated rematch against Cuban slugger Luis “King Kong” Ortiz taking place Saturday, November 23 in the FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View main event from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Wilder first examined his explosive ninth-round knockout of Artur Szpilka, which took place in January 2016 as Wilder successfully made his third title defense.
“It was amazing because Szpilka had a lot of Polish fans there and it was incredible to hear the roar,” said Wilder. “He was a tricky southpaw, but I ended up figuring him out and drawing him into the corner. Then bam! It was good night.”
Boxing’s longest reigning heavyweight champion then reviewed his November 2017 destruction of former champion Bermane Stiverne. Wilder stopped Stiverne in the rematch after Stiverne became the first fighter to go the distance against Wilder when he lost the title to him in 2015.
“This was the guy who I had taken the title from,” said Wilder. “I told him that I knew him like the back of my hand. In that fight, I wasn’t myself. I was possessed. Something had come over me. I remember the referee ended up on my back and I was carrying him like a cape that night.”
Finally, Wilder highlighted his latest triumph, a first round dismantling of Dominic Breazeale with a monster right hand that immediately went viral and gave the champion his ninth consecutive successful title defense.
“If you didn’t see that fight, go back and look at it,” said Wilder. “I took his soul out of him. I’ll never forget that knockout.”
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Promotions, TGB Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased at www.mgmgrand.com or www.axs.com.