Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz odds, TV details & picks

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz Odds Picks

Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz is a huge heavyweight showdown set for Los Angeles in September, and we have all the early 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.

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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 2330 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) but as yet there is no confirmed pricing. We’ll update here as soon as there is.

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 a final 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.

When is the weighin for Ruiz vs Ortiz?

The two men will weigh in on Saturday September 3 in Los Angeles.

Ruiz tipped the scales at 256lbs (18st 4lbs) for his last fight, that points decision over Arreola in May 2021. He had been a very out-of-shape 284lbs (20st 4lbs) for the Joshua rematch defeat.

Ortiz meanwhile last fought against former world champ Charles Martin in January 2022, and he weighed 243lbs (17st 5lbs) on that occasion.