Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Luis Ortiz
In a 12-round heavyweight bout, Andy Ruiz Jr. and Luis Ortiz meet Sunday at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The card is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports Pay-per-view.
Ruiz Jr. stunned the world with an upset win over Anthony Joshua at Madison Square Garden in New York back in June 2019. It was even more surprising because Ruiz took the fight on short notice.
However, he was not in the greatest of shape for in the rematch 6 months later and lost the belt via unanimous decision in in Saudi Arabia.
Ruiz bounced back, apparently hungry to get a chance at the belt again, topping Chris Arreola via unanimous decision in Carson, Calif., in May 2021.
The 43-year-old Ortiz won his past 2 fights, defeating Alexander Flores (November 2020) and Charles Martin. The win over Martin was a TKO victory on New Year’s Day in Hollywood, Fla.
Ortiz needed the assistance of the judges to determine a winner in just 1 of his previous 9 fights, a unanimous-decision victory over Christian Hammer in Brooklyn back in March 2019.
Ortiz has 7 KO/TKO wins during the span, and a TKO loss to Deontay Wild in March 2018.