Sky Sports lands Wilder-Ortiz bout

Pay-TV broadcaster to show world heavyweight boxing match in the UK.

Sky Sports lands Wilder-Ortiz bout

Sky Sports has acquired the UK rights to US boxer Deontay Wilder's WBC world heavyweight title defence against Cuba’s Luis Ortiz.

The bout, which is being contested at New York’s Barclays Center on 4th November, will be shown live on subscription channel Sky Sports Main Event.  

"We're thrilled to be showing this huge heavyweight fight on Sky Sports, just a week after Joshua-Pulev," said Adam Smith, Sky Sports' head of boxing. "Wilder is the WBC holder and is always exciting to watch and Ortiz is tricky and talented."

The undefeated Wilder - known as the Bronze Bomber - and Ortiz are both renowned knockout specialists. The American boasts a 97 per cent knockout while his Cuban opponent has a ratio of 79 per cent.