Wilder to defend title against Ortiz on March 3

Deontay Wilder to fight Luis Ortiz in March

Wilder, Ortiz fight rescheduled

Heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder is giving Luis "King Kong" Ortiz another chance.

American Wilder has won all 39 of his professional fights, all but one inside the distance.

The event is part of Premier Boxing Champions. A news conference is in the works for next week when the broadcast outlet should be announced. The failed test could've been avoided had Ortiz advised VADA he was taking it.

The pair were scheduled to fight back in November but Ortiz tested positive for a banned substance and the much-anticipated bout was cancelled.

After returning with a second-round knockout of Daniel Martz in December, the Cuban has secured a long-awaited meeting with Wilder at Barclays Center.

America's only reigning heavyweight champion will look to put on another unforgettable performance when he faces his toughest opponent to date in Ortiz.

Wilder's title bout will be staged March 3 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the same venue where Wilder stopped Canada's Bermane Stiverne in the first round last November in the sixth defense of the crown he took from Stiverne in 2015, his three-year reign the longest in the division.

The bout will mark Wider's third appearance at the Barclay's Center following his previous bout with Bermane Stiverne on November 4th a year ago, securing a brutal first round knockout against his handpicked mandatory challenger following the then provisional suspension of Ortiz. You will have your fight. Be ready, I don't want no excuses. "I'm gonna whoop your ass".

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