Welcome to Fightful's live coverage of Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz for the WBC heavyweight world championship. A possible superfight with unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is on the line for Wilder, who will be facing what may be his toughest opponent to date. We'll be bringing you quick results of the undercard and live, round-by-round coverage of the main card, which will be televised on Showtime.
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Here is the main card (Showtime, 9 p.m. EST):
- Deontay Wilder defeats Luis Ortiz via TKO, Round 9, 2:05 to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title
- Jose Uzcategui defeated Andre Dirrell, TKO, Round 9, 0:02 to win the Interim IBF Super Middleweight Title
Here is the untelevised undercard (5:30 p.m. EST):
- Willie Monroe Jr. defeated Carlos Galvan via unanimous decision: Super Middleweight Bout
- Patrick Day (c) defeated Kyrone Davis, unanimous decision (98-92, 97-93, 96-94) to retain the WBC Continental Americas Super Welterweight Title
- Alicia Napoleon defeated Femke Hermans, unanimous decision (99-91, 98-92, 98-92) to win the vacant WBA Women's Super Middleweight Title
- Richardson Hitchins defeated Charles Stanford, TKO, Round 2: Welterweight Bout
- Sergey Derevyanchenko defeated Dashon Johnson, TKO, Round 7: Super Middleweight Bout
- Gary Antuanne Russell defeated Keasen Freeman, TKO, Round 2: Super Lightweight Bout
Andre Dirrell (c) vs. Jose Uzcategui: Interim IBF Super Middleweight Title Bout
Round 1: Uzcategui comes out on offense, landing a straight right and then a hard left to Dirrell’s body. Dirrell throws a couple of jabs, but they fail to connect. Dirrell lands a hard left hand. Uzcategui lands a left body jab. Uzcategui continues to throw several combos, starting with a left to the body and followed by a stiff right jab. Dirrell is on the ropes and is constantly getting tagged with several jabs. Dirrell lands a hard left hook to Uzcategui as the round ends.
Fightful scored round 1 for Uzcategui 10-9
Round 2: Dirrell lands a right hook near Uzcategui’s back. Dirrell lands a counter right hand upstairs. Uzcategui lands a couple of left jabs and has Dirrell on the ropes. Dirrell lands a left jab to Uzcategui’s body. Uzcategui then connects a counter right jab to Dirrell. Uzcategui throws several punches, but Dirrell blocks them. Uzcategui lands a right jab to Dirrell. Uzcategui lands another 1-2 to Dirrell. Both Dirrell and Uzcategui exchange jabs as the round ends.
Fightful scored round 2 for Uzcategui 10-9
Round 3: Dirrell throws another couple of jabs. The two boxers exchange jabs for the opening portion of the round. Uzcategui lands a lead right jab to Dirrell’s jaw. Dirrell misses a 1-2 combination. Dirrell lands another right jab and continues throwing right jabs as the round progresses. Dirrell misses with a left hand and nearly trips. Uzcategui manages to keep himself out of harm’s way when Dirrell throws three straight punches to Uzcategui’s body.
Fightful scored round 3 for Dirrell 10-9
Round 4: Uzcategui lands several heavy shots to Dirrell, but he managed to hold his own on defense. Uzcategui lands a left hook to the body and barely misses a left uppercut to Dirrell. Both men land their respective left jabs. Dirrell eats a left hook to the body and receives a right jab. Dirrell lands a quick right jab. Uzcategui responds by landing a few more jabs upstairs. Uzcategui has Dirrell on the ropes, landing a few power punches but Dirrell manages to maneuver his way out of a couple of hard punches upstairs.
Fightful scored round 4 for Uzcategui 10-9
Round 5: Uzcategui starts the round by putting a lot of pressure forward to Dirrell. Uzcategui landed a stiff right jab to Dirrell’s jaw. At this point, Uzcategui has the momentum. Dirrell keeps throwing jabs, but it’s not connecting. Dirrell moves forward to try and land an uppercut, but misses as Uzcategui steps back just in time. Dirrell is momentarily backed into a corner where Uzcategui connects on a few punches, but Dirrell gets out of the way quickly. Dirrell lands a couple of jabs, but Uzcategui connects on a stiff right hand.
Fightful scored round 5 for Uzcategui 10-9
Round 6: Uzcategui lands a hard right jab. Dirrell proceeds to land several jabs in the first half of the round as Uzcategui continues to land more counter rights. Uzcategui lands a hard left uppercut. Dirrell finally puts pressure on Uzcategui, catching him off-balance. Dirrell continues to land several right jabs to Uzcategui.
Fightful scored round 6 for Uzcategui 10-9
Round 7: Dirrell lands a hard right jab. Uzcategui has Dirrell on the ropes, but ropes continues to move around the ring. Dirrell throws a right hand, Uzcategui then misses a right uppercut. Both men then exchange uppercuts to each other’s fights. Uzcategui lands a right uppercut that splits through Dirrell’s defense. Uzcategui continues to put pressure on Dirrell, throwing left hooks that barely connect on Dirrell’s right shoulder. Dirrell misses a lunging right jab to Uzcategui. Dirrell lands a counter left hook as the round ends.
Fightful scored round 7 for Uzcategui 10-9
Round 8: Uzcategui lands a couple of hard left hooks upstairs and both men exchange punches. Uzcategui throws a couple of shots upstairs but Dirrell dodges them. Dirrell then is pinned to the ropes and Uzcategui relentlessly attacks Dirrell. Dirrell lands a hard left hand out of desperation. Dirrell gets out of the ropes and connects a hard right hand to Uzcategui’s jaw. Dirrell is now trying throw left hooks as Uzcategui focuses on throwing left hands to Dirrell’s body. Uzcategui lands a short right jab and Dirrell lands an uppercut. Uzcategui wins the round at the end with a couple of hard shots to Dirrell’s jaw.
Fightful scored round 8 for Uzcategui 10-9
Round 9: Dirrell's corner stops the fight two seconds into the round. Uzcategui wins the belt.
Official result: Jose Uzcategui defeated Andre Dirrell, TKO, Round 9, 0:02 to win the Interim IBF Super Middleweight Title
Deontay Wilder (c) vs. Luis Ortiz: WBC Heavyweight Title Bout
Round 1: Fight starts with Ortiz throwing a couple of right jabs. Wilder connects on a left jab. Both men are just trying to find their range in the early going. Ortiz putting pressure on Wilder early with his jabs. Wilder throws a left jab upstairs. Not a lot of action in the first round.
Fightful scored round 1 for Ortiz 10-9
Round 2: Ortiz lands another right jab to the body. Wilder lunges forward with a left jab to the body. Ortiz throws a left hand but slips to the canvas and now both men are exchanging punches. Wilder throws a left jab. Ortiz barely connects on a left jab to Wilder’s body. Ortiz throws a left jab and WIlder throws a counter left to end the round.
Fightful scored round 2 for Ortiz 10-9
Round 3: Ortiz pressures Wilder with a few jabs to the body and Wilder is moving back. Ortiz continues to target Wilder’s body with the jab. So far, this has been a chess match, rather than a brawl between two of the sport’s best knockout artists at heavyweights. The crowd is booing at the lack of action. Wilder’s right jab is blocked. The two men move across the ring as there is still not much action to watch. Round ends with the crowd booing at the fight.
Fightful scored round 3 for Ortiz 10-9
Round 4: Ortiz continues to utilize the jab, but Wilder puts together a combination that lands on Ortiz’s head. Wilder lands a right hand and is now getting more confident. Ortiz lands a right jab, Wilder proceeds to taunt Ortiz and the Cuban obliges by throwing a couple of jabs forward. Ortiz connects with a left hand upstairs. Wilder lands a left jab to Ortiz’s jaw. Ortiz lands another combination of punches that end with Ortiz landing a left hook upstairs. Ortiz is still pressuring forward to Wilder and has Wilder pinned to the ropes for a second.
Fightful scored round 4 for Ortiz 10-9
Round 5: Wilder continues to back up and Ortiz lands a close uppercut to Wilder’s chin. The two men trade blows for a second, but Wilder keeps moving back. With a spring in his step, Ortiz lands a counter left hand. Wilder lands a good right hand, followed by a left jab. Ortiz blocks a Wilder right uppercut. Ortiz barely lands a left hand with WIlder in the corner. Wilder lands a right hand, then proceeds to knock Ortiz down as the round ends.
Fightful scored round 5 for Wilder 10-8
Round 6: Ortiz moves forward with the right jab and both men exchange punches. The two men exchange blows, Wilder lands a hard right hand that hurts Ortiz and the action has picked up. Wilder lands a right jab, followed by a left hook to the body. Ortiz then throws a left hook upstairs, but Wilder blocks it. Ortiz connects with a left jab. Ortiz continues to push forward, but Wilder manages to block his shots. Ortiz hurts Wilder with a left hand and Wilder nearly goes down.
Fightful scored round 6 for Wilder 10-9
Round 7: The round starts with Ortiz throwing a left jab. Ortiz continues to move across the ring well, throwing the occasional jab upstairs. Wilder is throwing a couple of jabs as the action has slowed down a bit. Wilder is nearly pinned to the corner and Ortiz throws a left hand. Ortiz hurts Wilder hard with several lefts and Wilder is wobbly. Ortiz is dominating this fight. Wilder is in a lot of trouble.
Fightful scored round 7 for Ortiz 10-9
Round 8: Ortiz has Wilder in the corner and Ortiz is landing several hard punches as Wilder looks dazed and confused. Wilder fights back as he’s trying to get back into the fight. Wilder continues to move back as Ortiz pressures Wilder with jabs and hard lefts. Ortiz lands a right body hook. Ortiz lands a hard overhand left. Ortiz has Wilder to the ropes as Wilder looks exhausted. Ortiz lands another body shot.
Fightful scored round 8 for Ortiz 10-9
Round 9: Ortiz and Wilder start the fight in the middle of the ring, barely throwing a punch. Ortiz connects with a left body jab. Both men miss with the left hand. Ortiz lands a left hand while Wilder connects with a solid jab. Wilder connects with a hard right hand and rushes forward as the round ends.
Fightful scored round 9 for Ortiz 10-9
Round 10: Ortiz lands a left hook upstairs and Wilder connects with another jab. Ortiz is back to moving forward and both men land hard jabs at the same time. Ortiz is thrown to the canvas and Wilder has got his second wind. Wilder knocks down Ortiz again. Ortiz is hurt again and knocked out once more thanks to a vicious uppercut. Wilder retains the belt.
Official result: Deontay Wilder defeats Luis Ortiz via TKO, Round 9, 2:05 to retain the WBC Heavyweight Title
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