Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz LIVE on DAZN In Germany, Austria, Switzerland And Spain

The eagerly anticipated rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (41-0-1) and challenger Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz (31-1-0), at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on 23 November. The fight will be streamed on DAZN in four of its markets – exclusive in Germany and Spain and non-exclusive in Austria and Switzerland.

Jacopo Tonoli, Chief Commercial Officer of DAZN Group, commented on the deal: “As DAZN continues to promote boxing across Europe, we’re thrilled to bring this heavyweight clash to four of our markets. Featuring two of the most explosive heavyweights in the division, the fight is a great addition to the already packed schedule in the final couple of months in 2019. DAZN is thriving as a better and fairer way to watch sport around the world, without the expensive, one-off pay-per-view prices.”

The two fighters previously met in 2018, bringing a heavyweight classic to the Barclays Center, New York and fans around the world. Wilder knocked down Ortiz in the fifth round, resisted a huge barrage of blows in the seventh before scoring a massive 10th-round knockout to claim his 39th career knockout.

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Since the initial fight between the two fighters, WBC champion Deontay Wilder has retained his belt twice, the first through a controversial draw with lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and the second via a dominant win against two-time world heavyweight title challenger Dominic Breazeale. The Alabama native is now looking to secure a tenth successful defence of his WBC belt and a shot at more heavyweight titles. Ortiz has won three fights since the first bout, boasting KO victories over Razvan Cojanu and Travis Kauffman and a unanimous decision win over Christian Hammer in March.

DEONTAY “The Bronze Bomber” WILDER (United States)

WBC Heavyweight World Champion / 10th title defense
Age: 34 / Date of birth: October 22, 1985
Residence, birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Record: 41-0-1, 40 KOs / Total rounds: 136 / World championship fights: 9-0-1, 8 KOs
Height: 6’7″ – 201cm / Reach: 83″ – 211cm / Stance: Right-handed
Advisor: Al Haymon / Managers: Jay Deas, Shelly Finkel / Trainers: Mark Breland, Jay Deas

LUIS “The Real King Kong” ORTIZ (Cuba)

Ranked WBC No. 3 at heavyweight
Age: 40 / Date of birth: March 29, 1979
Residence: Miami, Florida / Birthplace: Camaguey, Cuba
Record: 31-1, 26 KOs / Total rounds: 154 / World championship fights: 0-1
Height: 6’4″ – 193cm / Reach: 78″ – 198cm / Stance: Left-handed
Manager: Juan “Jay” Jimenez / Trainer: Herman Caicedo

WBC HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONS

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1. Sonny Liston (US) 1963 – 1964
2. Muhammad Ali (US) 1964 – 1967
3. Joe Frazier (US) 1968 – 1973
4. George Foreman (US) 1973 – 1974
5. Muhammad Ali (US) * 1974 – 1978
6. Leon Spinks (US) 1978
7. Ken Norton (US) 1977 – 1978
8. Larry Holmes (US) 1978 – 1983
9. Tim Witherspoon (US) 1984
10. Pinklon Thomas (US) 1984 – 1985
11. Trevor Berbick (Can) 1986
12. Mike Tyson (US) 1986 – 1990
13. James Douglas (US) 1990
14. Evander Holyfield (US) 1990 – 1992
15. Riddick Bowe (US) 1992
16. Lennox Lewis (GB) 1993 – 1994
17. Oliver McCall (US) 1994 – 1995
18. Frank Bruno (GB) 1995 – 1996
19. Mike Tyson (US) * 1996
20. Lennox Lewis (GB) * 1997 – 2001
21. Hasim Rahman (US) 2001
22. Lennox Lewis (GB) * 2001 – 2003
23. Vitali Klitschko (Ukraine) 2004
24. Hasim Rahman (US) * 2005 – 2006
25. Oleg Maskaev (Kazakhstan) 2006 – 2008
26. Samuel Peter (Nigeria) Interim 2007 – 2008
27. Vitali Klitschko (Ukraine)* 2008 – 2014
28. Bermane Stiverne (Haiti-US) 2014 – 2015
29. Deontay Wilder (US) 2015 –
* Regained title

WBC TOP 10

1. Muhammad Ali (US)
2. Larry Holmes (US)
3. Mike Tyson (US)
4. Lennox Lewis (GB)
5. Sonny Liston (US)
6. Evander Holyfield (US)
7. Vitaly Klitschko (Ukraine)
8. George Foreman (US)
9. Joe Frazier (US)
10. Ken Norton (US)

GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION IN WBC HISTORY

23 heavyweight world champions have been recognized by the WBC, five of whom have regained the title: Muhammad Ali (US), Mike Tyson (US), Lennox Lewis two times (GB), Hasim Rahman (US), Vitali Klitschko (Ukraine).

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145 heavyweight world championship fights have been held in WBC history.

MEMORABLE WBC HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTS

Dec. 1 2018 Deontay Wilder D12 Tyson Fury – Los Angeles
Mar. 3, 2018 Deontay Wilder TKO10 Luis Ortiz – Brooklyn
Jan. 17, 2015 Deontay Wilder W12 Bermane Stiverne – Las Vegas
Oct. 11, 2008 Vitali Klitschko TKO9 Samuel Peter – Berlin
Mar. 8, 2008 Samuel Peter TKO6 Oleg Maskaev – Cancun
Apr. 24, 2004 Vitali Klitschko KO8 Corrie Sanders – Los Angeles
Jun. 21, 2003 Lennox Lewis TKO6 Vitali Klitschko – Los Angeles
Jun. 8, 2002 Lennox Lewis KO8 Mike Tyson – Memphis
Nov. 17, 2001 Lennox Lewis KO4 Hasim Rahman – Las Vegas
Apr. 22, 2001 Hasim Rahman KO5 Lennox Lewis – Brakpan
Mar. 19, 1999 Lennox Lewis D12 Evander Holyfield – New York
Sep. 2, 1995 Frank Bruno W12 Oliver McCall – London
May 8, 1993 Lennox Lewis W12 Tony Tucker – Las Vegas
Apr. 19, 1001 Evander Holyfield W12 George Foreman – Atlantic City
Mar. 18, 1991 Mike Tyson TKO7 Donovan Ruddock (Eliminator) – Las Vegas
Oct. 25, 1990 Evander Holyfield KO3 James Douglas – Las Vegas
Feb. 11, 1990 James Douglas KO10 Mike Tyson – Tokyo
Jul. 21, 1989 Mike Tyson TKO1 Carl Williams – Atlantic City
June 27, 1988 Mike Tyson KO1 Michael Spinks – Atlantic City
Nov. 22, 1986 Mike Tyson TKO2 Trevor Berbick – Las Vegas
Mar. 22, 1986 Trevor Berbick W12 Pinklon Thomas – Las Vegas
Apr. 11, 1981 Larry Holmes W15 Trevor Berbick – Las Vegas
Oct. 2, 1980 Larry Holmes TKO11 Muhammad Ali – Las Vegas
Sep. 28, 1979 Larry Homes TKO11 Earnie Shavers – Las Vegas
Jun. 9, 1978 Larry Holmes W15 Ken Norton – Las Vegas
Oct. 1, 1975 Muhammad Ali TKO15 Joe Frazier – Manila
Oct. 30, 1974 Muhammad Ali KO8 George Foreman – Kinshasa
Mar. 8, 1971 Joe Frazier W15 Muhammad Ali – New York
Dec. 10, 1968 Joe Frazier W15 Oscar Bonavena – Philadelphia
May 21, 1966 Muhammad Ali TKO6 Henry Cooper – London

WBC Statistics by Luis Medina.

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