WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is set to take on another undefeated heavyweight in Luis Ortiz this Saturday, 03 March 2018 at the Barclays Arena in Brooklyn, New York. This will be a good weekend for boxing fans as both Showtime and HBO will be putting together a good cards on their regular channels (Non-PPV). Wilder taking on Ortiz on showtime while Sergey Kovalev takes on Igor Mikhalkin on HBO.
Deontay Wilder vs Luiz Ortiz TV Coverage Details: Deontay Wilder takes on Luis Ortiz on Saturday in what will be a good heavyweight showdown beween two undefeated boxers. Showtime will have the live coverage on their regular channel “Showtime Anytime” (non-ppv) and it all begins with the undercard fights at around 09:00 p.m ET. UK viewers can watch the fight live on SkySports starting at around 02:00 am early hours of Sunday morning. As far as the undercards are concerned there are number of decent fights including Andre Dirrell vs Jose Uzcategui for the interim IBF Super-Middleweight title.
|COVERAGE STARTS||09:00 pm ET on Showtime Sports / 02:00 am uk time on SkySports|
|The coverage begins at 09:00 p.m ET in the US on Showtime (non-PPV). SkySports will have live coverage in the UK starting at around 02:00 a.m early hours of sunday morning.|
|Undercard Fight 1||Alicia Nepolean vs Femke Hermans (WBA Women Super Middleweight title)|
|Undercard Fight 2||Patrick Day vs Kyrone Davis (10 round none title walterweight fight)|
|Undercard fight 3||Andre Dirrell vs Jose Uzcategui (IBF Super-middleweight Title fight)|
|Main-Event||Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz (WBC Heavyweight title fight)|
Wilder vs Ortiz Official Weigh-In: Wilder weighed in much lighter than Luis Ortiz during the friday night’s official weight-in. Wilder hit the scale at around 15st 4lbs 13oz against probably his biggest test yet in Luis Ortiz who himself weighed at about 17st 3lbs 3oz.
Wilder was very vocal during the post weigh-in interviews and he shrugged off weight difference between the two by saying he always been under weight compared to his past opponents and it never bothered. While Luis Ortiz is undefeated and although never faced anyone at this level, he certainly posses knockout power and small mistake from Wilder and it might be curtains.