Two huge fights are now inked and official making this fall a hotbed for fans of the sweet science. Heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC heavyweight championship on Nov. 4 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, against fellow unbeaten big-man Luis Ortiz, Showtime confirmed this week. The attractive heavyweight match-up had been bantered about for a few weeks and is now signed, sealed and delivered.
In an intriguing match-up of highly skilled phenoms and former Olympians, Cuban stalwart Guillermo Rigondeaux and surging pound for pound star Vasyl Lomachenko will clash Saturday Sept. 9th at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Lomachenko, 29 and of Ukrainian heritage, will defend his WBO title at super-featherweight, with 36-year-old Rigondeaux moving up two weight classes to take the bout. Lomachenko won Olympic gold as a featherweight in 2008 and a lightweight in 2012 while Rigondeaux won both his Olympic gold medals for Cuba in 2000 and 2004 at bantamweight. The two are widely considered two of the most prolific amateur boxers of all time and it pits two of the highest skilled practitioners in boxing against one another.
Official releases on both fights detailing undercard action are expected soon.
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