Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Luis Ortiz Odds, Fight Prediction, Picks

Former world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr is back in action this weekend when he faces former title challenger Luis Ortiz.

This bout will be part of a stack of cards that will take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, where a large crowd will be powered by the millions of spectators around the world.

Fight fans can’t wait to check out The Destroyer to see what kind of form he is and how much desire he has left after winning and then losing championship belts inside a roller coaster for six months. Does he remain hungry, focused and ready to regain the belts or has the unexpected title victory ruined his career? We will find out.

Ruiz is the main attraction in Los Angeles, but he can’t afford to look past a talented opponent in Ortiz, who has made a name for himself as a fighter capable of causing havoc. The Cuban southpaw is awkward as they come and plans to use it to win over Ruiz and this fight has the potential to become a nail biting shooter.

Andy Ruiz vs. Luis Ortiz Fight Information & Betting Odds

Fight the information

  • Andy Ruiz knocked out Londoner Anthony Joshua in an extraordinary way at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
  • Luis Ortiz faced Deontay Wilder twice for the World Heavyweight Championship, but was knocked out by the Bronze Bomber on both occasions.
  • Ruiz leads a knockout average of 61% in this contest, having already stopped 22 opponents, while Ortiz has a KO average of 76%.
  • Place and location: Crypto.com Arena (Los Angeles, California)
  • Start Time: 10:00 PM Eastern Time (7:00 PM Local Time)

Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Luis Ortiz betting odds

The odds come from Caesars Sportsbook.

Moneyline

  • Andy Ruiz -400
  • Luis Ortiz +310

Total round over / under

  • Over 9.5 rounds (+100)
  • Less than 9.5 rounds (-130)

Will the fight go far?

The return of the destroyer

Andy Ruiz caused one of the biggest upheavals in professional boxing history when the Californian knocked out Londoner Anthony Joshua in New York to lift the Olympic gold medal from his titles.

He only had them on loan when AJ regained his belts in a quick response that was fought in Saudi Arabia less than six months after the original bout.

That knockout victory will live long in the memory of fight fans when they saw Ruiz drag himself off the canvas at the start of the bout to test the champion’s chin.

It became clear that Joshua was in a world of trouble and Ruiz was never slow to finish a fight that is there to be won. He has become one of the most famous names in sports overnight.

The only problem with becoming world heavyweight champion and an overnight feeling is that it was too much for Ruiz to handle.

The new champion seemed to have a drink to celebrate with almost everyone he met in the weeks following that fight, and when he stepped into the ring in Jeddah, he was in much worse shape than the first fight, and Joshua made him pay, scoring. a decisive victory with wide points.

Last five results for Andy Ruiz Jr.

  • Won on points
  • Lost on points
  • Won by KO (seventh round)
  • Won by KO (fifth round)
  • Won on points

The comeback began for Ruiz

Since losing to AJ at the Jeddah Superdome, Ruiz has gone off the radar and we haven’t seen him much in or around a boxing gym.

It was thought that his career would slip and the former champion would become nothing more than the subject of an interesting story, a footnote in the history books of professional heavyweight boxing, but he’s back.

The fighting pride of Imperial, California now boasts a professional record of 34 wins against two losses, with 22 wins scored from distance and both losses by points. He was beaten on the scorecards by Joe Parker in New Zealand when many thought he had done enough to win before losing to Joshua in the 2019 rematch.

Ruiz has only fought once since losing to AJ with a win over respected Chris Arreola in Carson last May. With Ruiz winning on points that night, stepping off the canvas in the second round to claim each round, it’s a shame he then disappeared again for over a year, and it will be interesting to see how much love he has left behind for boxing.

Ortiz is not a pushover

Pre-match betting has Ruiz as the nailed favorite and most likely the winner of this bout, but anyone who knows boxing knows that Ruiz is no mere opponent. The Cuban is a talented boxer with a style that can give opponents nightmares, but he is also a heavy and punchy boxer with a desire to win every fight.

Ortiz brings a professional record of 33 wins to two losses, with 28 wins by knockout and two losses in distance. King Kong is currently ranked at number 10 in the world, but he’s 43 and it’s likely we’ve already seen the best of him as a contender.

Ortiz’s two defeats came against Deontay Wilder, with the Bronze Bomber knocking him out in the tenth round in 2018 and again in the seventh round a year later.

Ortiz was ahead by points at the time of both stoppages, but there was no denying that the right man had won, with Wilder relying on his odd knockout power to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

Last five results for Luis Ortiz

  • Won by TKO (sixth round)
  • Won by KO (first round)
  • Lost by KO (seventh round)
  • Won on points
  • Won by KO (10th round)

Ortiz looks for the third consecutive victory

Since losing to Wilder for the second time, Ortiz has fought twice and won twice, stopping Alexander Flores within one round in Los Angeles before stopping Charles Martin in six the last time in front of an audience of Hollywood.

The latter was a breathtaking bout with Ruiz down in rounds one and four, Martin sent to the canvas twice in round six before being stopped.

He may be 43, but Ortiz is never in a boring fight and we’re impressed with his recent form, winning each of his last two. He was more active than his opponent him and that could make all the difference on the fight night.

Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Luis Ortiz Prediction: Ortiz to win

Andy Ruiz Jr. Luis Ortiz Betting Tip: Ortiz To Win @ +240 (Caesars Sportsbook)

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