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Deontay Wilder announces rematch with Luis Ortiz via Twitter

Deontay Wilder reacts after defeating Dominic Breazeale by technical knockout in the first round of their world heavyweight championship boxing match at Barclays Center in May. Photo: Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports
Deontay Wilder reacts after defeating Dominic Breazeale by technical knockout in the first round of their world heavyweight championship boxing match at Barclays Center in May. Photo: Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports
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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he has agreed a rematch with Cuba's Luis Ortiz.

American Wilder beat Ortiz with a 10th-round knockout in March 2018.

"To all my fans, I want to announce that Luis Ortiz and I have signed for a rematch, with the date and site to be announced shortly. All my controversial fights Must get dealt with ASAP!!" the 33-year-old posted on Twitter.

Wilder has won 41 of his 42 fights, the other being a controversial draw with Britain's Tyson Fury in December.

He knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the first round earlier this month to retain his world title.

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