Deontay Wilder (41-0-1) has selected Luis Ortiz (34-1, 2 NC) for his next opponent. Wilder announced the fight on Tuesday via Instagram with the following post:
"Wilder v Ortiz II 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 To all my fans,
I want to announce that Luis Ortiz and I have signed for a rematch, with the date and site to be announced shortly.
All my controversial fights
Must get dealt with ASAP‼️
Wilder defeated Ortiz via 10th round TKO at the Barclays Center on March 3, 2018. Wilder was tested like never before, as he was extremely hurt in the 7th by Ortiz and was seconds away from being stopped.
Many felt like Wilder had nothing left to prove against Ortiz and would prefer to see him fight Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua. But with Fury opting to decline the rematch against Wilder and fight Tom Schwarz on June 15, and Joshua challenging Andy Ruiz on June 1, Ortiz was seemingly the best opponent available.
Official date and location to come.