WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KO's) will defend his title against Luis Ortiz (27-0, 23 KO's) at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn on November 4th. According to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports the fight is a done deal.
The two hard hitting punchers will continue off a year filled with great heavyweight match-ups and already saw a new King crowned in Anthony Joshua, who defeated Wladimir Klitschko in a thriller earlier this year. The winner of this fight will be in line to face Anthony Joshua next year, which could see a unification of the heavyweight division. The other title holder in the division, Joseph Parker, is likely to throw himself in the mix to face Joshua or the winner of Wilder-Ortiz early next year as long as he defeats Hughie Fury in their bout on September 23rd. Joshua has a fight scheduled on October 28th against Kubret Pulev.
With so many exciting heavyweight match-ups coming up, with the winners likely to square off in 2018, the heavyweight division has become one of the most exciting divisions in boxing once again. Wilder-Ortiz adds more fire to the mix.