Wilder, Ortiz stage in for official weigh-ins

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There is no stopping the rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz as both fighters made it successful in the scale.

Ortiz who was noticeable in better, sharper and slimmer shape weighed in at 236 pounds, five pounds lighter when they first met while Wilder added five pounds to his, as he scaled at 219 pounds.

The 34-year old American champ will defend his WBC belt for the tenth time in what many have labeled a dangerous rematch against the 40-year old Cuban.

Ortiz is vying to be the first Cuban heavyweight champ and spent a total of 12 weeks in training, doubling the effort since they last fought in March.   

On the other hand, Wilder remains entertaining as ever since he came to Vegas.

Wilder with his famous ‘bomb squad’ war cry
PHOTO BY PONCIANO MELO JR

He currently has a record of 41 wins, 40 via knockout and one draw while Ortiz has 26 knockouts in 31 wins, one loss and two no contests.

Making the cut as well were the co-main event of the November 23rd bout featuring three-division champion Leo Santa Cruz and the challenger Miguel Flores.

Santa Cruz weighed at 129.5 pounds as Flores at 130 pounds.

They will fight for the vacant WBA Super World Super Featherweight Title.

The Mexican Santa Cruz is the heavy favorite to win the fight with his 36 Wins, 19 KOs, 1L and one no-contest.

Flores has 24 wins, 12 knockouts and two defeats on his card.

Leo Santa Cruz
PHOTO BY PONCIANO MELO JR.

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