Deontay Wilder next fight: Bronze Bomber confirms TWO bouts – When is Tyson Fury rematch? Who is he facing first? Where are the fights?

6 Nov

Deontay Wilder will return the ring next weekend for the first time since the stunning defence of his world heavyweight title against Dominic Breazeale.

Wilder, who has held the WBC crown since January 2015, destroyed fellow American Breazeale inside the first round on May 18.

Deontay Wilder will defend his world title against Dominic Breazeale in May

The Bronze Bomber is now looking forward to the future and has already announced his next two fights.

Anthony Joshua’s dramatic defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr has blown the heavyweight division wide open.

And it seems a long-awaited clash between AJ and Wilder will now be put on the back-burner.

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Wilder knocked out Breazeale at the Barclays Center in New York inside the opening round of their bout with a devastating punch.

Shortly after that win, Wilder revealed his next opponents will be Cuban Luis Ortiz.

Wilder beat the 40-year-old in March, 2018 and the two are set to face off again on November 23 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

“When I fought Ortiz not only did he have the pedigree, but also he had the classification of being the boogeyman of the division,” said Wilder.

“I agree with those who say that Luis Ortiz was my toughest fight to date. No one wanted to fight him and they still don’t.

“In the rematch there’s more confidence and more motivation to do what I have to do. I’ve already seen the style before. It’s going to make it more fun. I can’t wait to see how he tries to handle me when I’m at my best.”

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Providing he wins that bout, Wilder is then set to take on Tyson Fury in a rematch of their classic fight last year.

The two contested one of 2018’s best bouts when they drew in LA.

The Gypsy King beat Sweden’s Otto Wallin on September 14 in a gruelling battle and said in a YouTube video: “The Wilder rematch has been confirmed and signed. 22nd of February, it’s on.

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“This time, I haven’t been out of the ring for three years. This time, I haven’t been abusing too much alcohol. And this time, I’m going to knock him the f*** out.”

Wilder added: “All contracts have been signed already. It’s officially on.

“As I always say I’m the realest champion in the business and as I’ve mentioned before I must handle all my controversial fights ASAP.

“By no means am I looking past Ortiz. He’s a dangerous fighter but I am looking through him.”

Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz: Tale of the tape

Fury – Wilder

Nationality: American – Cuban

Age: 34 – 40

Height: 6ft 7 – 6ft 3

Stance: Orthodox – Southpaw

Reach: 83in – 78in

Record: 41-0-1 – 31-1-0

KOs: 40 – 26

Rounds: 136 – 154

Debut: 15/11/2008 – 16/2/2010

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