Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz are finally set to meet on March 3rd at the Barclays Centre, Brooklyn to contest the WBC heavyweight championship of the world.
The contest had originally been set for November 4th of last year, however, Ortiz tested positive for a banned substance following a drug test conducted by VADA and the fight was called off in late September. Just 5 weeks prior to the highly anticipated bout.
In a turn of events, however, Ortiz protested his positive sample was the result of a medication the fighter takes to manage high blood pressure, following a ruling by the WBC Ortiz was cleared to box again in early December and that is exactly what he did, stopping Daniel Martz inside 2 rounds on December 8th.
Wilder was last seen stopping Ortiz’s late replacement Bermane Stiverne inside one round on November 4th at the Barclay’s Centre, Brooklyn.
With both fighters still unbeaten and boasting extremely high knockout percentages, it will certainly be both fighters toughest test to date, the fight carries huge significance in the heavyweight division going forward, a division that now seems to have everyone’s attention.