Andy Ruiz Jr., a former heavyweight champion, will fight Luis Ortiz in Los Angeles on September 4. The victor might return to the heavyweight category and compete for the heavyweight world championship.
Ruiz vs Ortiz Preview and predictions
Andy Ruiz Jr. desires two heavyweight world championships beyond anything else. In 2019, he stunned the world by knocking out Anthony Joshua, who held the titles of WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO. One of the most surprising aspects about boxing was how abruptly the romance ended.
Joshua prevailed against Ruiz Jr. in the title bouts that took place before the end of the year, but Ruiz Jr. put Joshua to work in Saudi Arabia. In May of 2021, he was successful in his battle against Chris Arreola. All of the contestants ultimately decided that Ruiz Jr. should take first place. Only Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker have been successful in defeating him in fights for world titles.
Luis Ortiz came close to winning the WBC belt on two separate occasions. Deontay Wilder knocked him out twice in the fight.
In November of 2019, he was eliminated in the seventh round with a knockout. After being defeated, Ortiz stepped away from the ring for a whole year, but he came back stronger than ever and delivered an outstanding performance.
In the preliminary round of the tournament in Los Angeles, the Cuban athlete was victorious against Alexander Flores. In January, he recorded the 28th knockout victory of his career when he defeated Charles Martin. Both competitors have said that this fight would not go on for an excessive amount of time, which means that the audience should find it fascinating to watch.
In order to claim the title of world champion in September, both Ortiz and Ruiz Jr. need to score a knockout victory. Because he has already participated this year, Ortiz is the best choice among the available options.
It’s possible that Luis Ortiz won’t get another shot at the heavyweight belt after this fight.
The fight between Luis “King Kong” Ortiz and Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. was one that a lot of people were looking forward to seeing. The fight is scheduled to go down on September 4, 2022, in the city of Los Angeles.
In early 2022, Ortiz, who was 43 years old at the time, competed against Charles Martin for the welterweight championship. In round six of their fight, Ortiz was able to knock out Ruiz Jr., who had previously held the title of IBF heavyweight champion. Despite Martin being a -500 betting favorite, Ortiz was able to win over Flores, who was a -1600 underdog.
Since his fight against Deontay Wilder in 2019, Ortiz has never been the underdog in any of his subsequent bouts. In the course of Ortiz’s career, the “Bronze Bomber” has twice been victorious against him. Ruiz may be able to take advantage of Ortiz’s defensive weaknesses, despite the fact that Ortiz possesses a significant amount of striking power.
In Mexico City in the year 2021, Ruiz fought Chris Arreola for a total of twelve rounds. A great number of people were taken aback by the intensity of the rivalry.
In the latter part of the same year, AJ prevailed over Ruiz in Saudi Arabia.
However, Ruiz is well armed and ready for the fight. This coming September will mark the return of the 32-year-olds to the playing field.
It is possible that a third fight between Anthony Joshua and Victor Ruiz should take place if both fighters win their respective bouts against Usyk and Ruiz.
“This is a must-win match, and the loser must be sent to the back of the pack,” Luis Ortiz said before the fight.
In the event that Andy Ruiz and Ortiz fight for the title, the WBC ought to acknowledge Tyson Fury as the champion on an interim basis till the fight is through. Ortiz maintains that he has not been eliminated from the competition, despite Tyson Fury’s statements that he is finished fighting.
Even if he is defeated by Andy Ruiz Jr. on September 4, “King Kong” Ortiz has promised that he would continue to compete in the sport of boxing.
Ruiz vs Ortiz Odds
- Andy Ruiz Jr: -334
- Luis Ortiz: +240
Andy Ruiz by Decision.