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Andy Ruiz vs Luis Ortiz Odds, Picks & How to Watch

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Aug 30, 2022 · 9:30 AM PDT

Dec 20, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Gabriel Rosado (black/white trunks) and Humberto Gutierrez Ochoa (black/silver trunks) box during their super welterweight bout at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The attendees were limited to arena staff and media after fans were cleared out of the arena following the prior bout due to littering of the ring. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
  • Andy Ruiz vs Luis Ortiz goes Sunday, September 4th at 9 PM EST
  • Ruiz is a sizable favorite heading into the fight against Ortiz
  • Check out the Andy Ruiz vs Luis Ortiz odds, analysis, and predictions, below

Andy Ruiz vs Luis Ortiz goes this weekend from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, and broadcasts on Fox Sports pay-per-view. The former is a sizable favorite over the latter in the Andy Ruiz vs Luis Ortiz betting odds, priced at -360.

Let’s analyze the Andy Ruiz vs Luis Ortiz odds via DraftKings as we provide our best bet for the bout.

Andy Ruiz vs Luis Ortiz Odds

Fighter Odds
Andy Ruiz -360
Luis Ortiz +260

Odds as of August 29th via DraftKings Sportsbook.

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These two heavyweights are top-notch and match up well with one another as we get deeper into fight week.

Andy Ruiz’s Betting Outlook vs Ortiz

Ruiz is the former unified heavyweight champion of the world. He won and lost the belts to Anthony Joshua in a pair of contests.

The first fight for Ruiz generated one of boxing’s biggest upsets of all time when he knocked out Joshua in June 2019 to become the first heavyweight world boxing champion of Mexican descent. Ruiz dropped his IBF, IBO, WBO, and WBA crowns back to AJ in December of that year.

‘The Destroyer’ makes his return to the ring for his first fight in sixteen months. Conversely, this is Ortiz’s second bout of the calendar year.

Ruiz vs Ortiz Recent Fights

Ruiz
VS
Ortiz
Chris Arreola, win via UD Fight 1 Charles Martin, win via TKO
Anthony Joshua, loss via UD Fight 2 Alexander Flores, win via KO
Anthony Joshua, win via TKO Fight 3 Deontay Wilder, loss via KO
Alexander Dimitrenko, win via RTD Fight 4 Christian Hammer, winvia UD

Both fighters have been adjacent to the title and prominent in heavyweight hierarchies for the last few years. But only one can notably advance forward from here while the other faces a sizable setback.

Ortiz’s Betting Outlook vs Ruiz

Ortiz is a former two-time WBC  world heavyweight title challenger and the former WBA interim world titleholder. His only losses as a pro came to tenured former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder

‘King Kong’ has put together back-to-back finishes since that second WBC world title bid fell short. It’s understandable to see Ruiz as a favorite here but Ortiz is nowhere near the underdog that oddsmakers seem to see him as here. This is a perception of Luis Ortiz that fans and pundits alike share coming into this fight.

The winner of this contest will be well positioned to contend for heavyweight hardware against either Oleksandr Usyk or Tyson Fury.

Ortiz has the superior finishing rate, long reach, and the unique southpaw angles afforded to him here with Ruiz having a bit of experience edge.

Ruiz vs Ortiz Tale of the Tape

Ruiz
VS
Ortiz
34-2 Record 33-2
22 Knockouts 28
6’2 Height 6’4
74″ Reach 78″
Orthodox Stance Southpaw

Andy Ruiz vs Luis Ortiz Prediction

This prizefight features two heavy-hitting heavyweights and looks to be a barnburner bout on paper.

A prop bet on this fight ding the distance is positioned at +135 and think that presents good value.

Also, a prop bet on Ruiz winning via decision is valued at +250 and I also think that is a solid bet to go with for this contest.

Pick: Andy Ruiz (-360)

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