Here is everything you need to know about the Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz fight. While the majority of heavyweight boxing headlines are dominated by the likes of Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, and Deontay Wilder, there is a slew of other athletes vying for world titles.
Former world champions Andy Ruiz Jr. and Luis Oritz (the latter did win the WBA interim world title for two years) square off for a chance to meet Joshua or Wilder for the third time.
Andy Ruiz Jr. and Luis Ortiz will square off in a 12-round heavyweight fight on September 4 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The bout might determine who will challenge for the WBC title. Ortiz has been a two-time heavyweight title challenger, and Ruiz Jr. has previously held the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO crowns.
The 12-round contest will headline a DAZN card and will also see rising star Eduardo Ramirez take on lightweight champion Cruz Gonzalez in the co-main event.
When is the Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz fight?
TheAndy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz fight is set for Saturday, September 4. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Where is the Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz fight?
TheAndy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz fight will take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. The venue is also known as The Forum.
How to watch the Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz fight?
Traditional pay-per-view television
The main event between Ruiz and Ortiz will be broadcast on Fox Sports PPV via Premier Boxing Champions. The bout will also be available on PPV.com and standard PPV.
To watch the event, download the Fox Sports app. Viewers may watch Fox Sports on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox ONE, a laptop, or any mobile or tablet device by using the Fox Sports app.
Price of Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Luis Ortiz pay-per-view: How much does the card cost?
You must pay $74.99 to watch Ruiz vs. Ortiz.
What are the odds for the Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz fight?
Andy Ruiz Jr is a -177 favorite (wager $177 to win $100), while Luis Ortiz is a +145 underdog (wager $100 to win $145) according to OddsShark.
Who else is fighting on the Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz card?
Eduardo Ramirez vs. Cruz Gonzalez – for vacant WBC Silver lightweight title
- Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz (Heavyweights) – 12 rounds (PPV)
- Isaac Cruz vs Eduardo Ramirez (Lightweights) -12 rounds (PPV)
- Abner Mares vs Miguel Flores (Lightweights) – 10 rounds (PPV)
- Jose Valenzuela vs Edwin de los Santos (Lightweights) – 10 rounds (PPV)
- Joey Spencer vs Kevin algado (Middleweights) – 10 rounds (FOX)
- Ra’eese Aleem vs Mike Plania (Junior Featherweights) – 10 rounds (FS1)
- Charles Martin vs. Devin Vargas (Heavyweight) – 12 rounds (non-televised)
Ortiz will be fighting for the first time since his loss to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in 2018. The Cuban heavyweight has a 28-1 record with 24 knockouts. Ortiz is ranked No. 2 by the WBC and is coming off wins over Christian Hammer, Travis Kauffman, and Alexander Flores.
Ruiz Jr., on the other hand, will be looking to get back on track after he lost his title belts to Anthony Joshua in their rematch last December. The Mexican-American heavyweight has a 33-2 record with 22 knockouts and is ranked No. 5 by the WBA and No. 6 by the IBF. Ruiz Jr.’s only two losses have come against Joshua.
This will be a tough test for both heavyweights and could determine who gets a crack at the WBC heavyweight title. Ortiz is the more experienced boxer, but Ruiz Jr. has shown he can compete with the best in the world. This should be a close fight, but Ortiz may have the slight edge.
Prediction: Ortiz by decision