Deontay Wilder- Ortiz Set For November 4th
Deontay Wilder and his handlers were able to overcome the biggest hurdle, a mandatory defense to Bermane Stiverne, to schedule their November 4th fight against Luis Ortiz. Back on February 26th, the World Boxing Council ordered the Wilder-Stiverne rematch. Stiverne has been out of the ring since a November 2015 decision win over Derric Rossey.
A deal was reached where Stiverne likely received some financial compensation and face Dominic Breazeale on the November 4th Wilder-Ortiz card at Barclays Center.
Showtime’s telecast also is expected to feature former middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs and junior welterweight contender Sergey Lipinets. Lipinets will fight an undetermined opponent for the vacant IBF super lightweight championship.
While the hometown hero Jacobswill fight for the first time since losing a close, 12-round unanimous decision to middleweight knockout artist Gennady Golovkin in March. He will face a yet to be announced opponent.
Wilder has been out of the ring since a four round stoppage of undefeated Gerald Washington back in February, while Ortiz has been away from the squared circle since last December’s stoppage win over David Allen.