Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz is a huge heavyweight showdown set for Sunday night in Los Angeles (September 4), and we have all the odds and intel for you.
Ruiz Jr, the former heavyweight king who dethroned Anthony Joshua back in 2019, has only fought once since rocking up flabby and overweight for their rematch in December 2019. Not surprisingly Ruiz would lose that one.
Since then Andy (33-2 with 22 wins inside distance) has outpointed Chris Arreola with the great Eddy Reynoso in his corner for the first time. Since then Ruiz Jr and Reynoso have split and Andy has now enlisted the services of Alfredo Osasuna as his new trainer.
Ruiz vs Ortiz Latest Betting Odds
Ruiz Jr is a clear favorite to get his career right back on track – he’s currently trading at -310 with FanDuel (bet $310 to win $100). Ortiz, who has only ever lost to Deontay Wilder (twice in heavyweight title fights), is a dangerous underdog though at +260 (bet $100 to win $260) with the Draw at +2000 shot.
Ruiz vs Ortiz Picks & Best Bets
We have expert and free boxing betting picks for Ruiz vs Ortiz – including a great pick for Method Of Victory. Ruiz Jr to win by KO, TKO or DQ at nice -110 odds.
What is the date for Ruiz vs Ortiz?
The bout goes down Labor Day Weekend at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, on Sunday September 4 specifically.
The PPV begins at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific with ring walks for this main event expected to be between 2230 and 2300 Eastern.
How to watch the fight on TV
Ruiz vs Ortiz is a FOX pay-per-view production along with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) and the pricing is $74.99.
What is at stake in Ruiz vs Ortiz?
A massive amount for these two massive men. And that is not overstating in any way.
The bout is billed as an eliminator for the WBC world heavyweight title currently held by Britain’s Tyson Fury. So whoever wins, at least in theory, becomes the mandatory challenger and some day soon will get a shot at ‘The Gypsy King’. At least that is the dream.
Official weights for Ruiz vs Ortiz
The two men weighed in on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Ruiz tipped the scales at 268lbs (19st 2lbs) – 12lbs more than for that win over Arreola but exactly the same weight as he had been for that stunning upset of Joshua in June 2019.
Ortiz meanwhile weighed in some 23lbs later at 245lbs.