Andy Ruiz Jr. is scheduled to play Luis Ortiz at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly Staples Center) in Los Angeles, California on September 4.
The fight between the former heavyweight contenders could lead to a huge fight next year with a teammate Premium boxing champions Stable Deontay Wilder.
according to kingsRuiz is the favorite to win the match at -380. Ortiz comes in as a moderate underdog at +275.
Many believe the battle is Ruiz’s loss. Since he is more than 10 years younger than his Cuban counterpart, the odds maker placed his best bet on Ruiz’ victory by decision (+260).
Ruiz usually stops his opponents in the first rounds, but that is unlikely to happen against a seasoned knockout artist at Ortiz who is great when he has new legs.
Ruiz may be off to a very competitive start, but he will most likely confirm his youthful dominance as the battle progresses.
Both fighters have been relatively inactive since 2020, but a win over the weekend could boost their chances of getting another shot at glory.
Ruiz, 32, was seen recovering from loss in the rematch by Anthony Joshua, beating fellow Mexican Chris Areola in May 2021 with new coach Eddie Reynoso in his corner.
Meanwhile, the 43-year-old Ortiz struggled before finally stopping Charles Martin in six rounds this past January.
How do you watch Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Luis Ortiz live stream?
Andy Ruiz Jr. vs Luis Ortiz will be broadcast live Fox Sports Pay per view USA. The pay-per-view is priced at $74.99.
The fight will take place on Sunday, September 4. The main card will start at 9 PM EST / 2 AM GMT. Walking rounds on the main circuit are expected to begin at 12AM ET / 5AM GMT.
The title became official as Luis Ortiz weighed 245.25 pounds. Meanwhile, Andy Ruiz Jr., who has struggled with his weight in the past, came in at 268.75 pounds.
The co-main event features Isaac Cruz against Eduardo Ramirez. The two light contenders were staring hard at the scales, refusing to break their focus.