Wilder vs. Ortiz PBC Fight Camp Draws Record 2.2 Million Viewers

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The inaugural episode featuring the anticipated world heavyweight championship rematch is the most watched PBC Fight Camp to date.

The weather may be cooling down but the heavyweight division is on fire! The inaugural episode of PBC Fight Camp: Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz (Part 1) drew 2,247,000 viewers on FOX, according to Nielsen Media Research. Those numbers make it the most watched PBC Fight Camp to date.

The anticipated Wilder-Ortiz world heavyweight championship rematch is set to take place Saturday, November 23, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live on FOX Sports PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT). Undefeated WBC World Heavyweight Champion Wilder, 41-0 (40 KOs), is the longest-reigning heavyweight champ today. With a win over Ortiz, he ties Muhammad Ali on the list of most consecutive world title defenses (10).

Ortiz, one of the most dangerous fighters in the sport today, is looking to exact revenge after nearly dethroning Wilder in their first encounter. That first bout, back in March 2018, was one of the most thrilling heavyweight matches in years. Wilder dropped Ortiz in the fifth round, but the wily Cuban southpaw roared back, buzzing the champion and nearly stopping him in a wild seventh frame. The see-saw action continued until the 10th, when Wilder landed his vaunted right hand, dropping Ortiz two more times to end the fight. 

PBC Fight Camp: Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz (Part 2) will air Saturday, November 2, on FOX, beginning at 12 p.m. ET/11:30 p.m. PT. The show will be preceded by PBC Face to Face: Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz, on FOX, beginning at 11:30 p.m. ET/11:00 p.m. PT.

For a closer look at Wilder vs Ortiz 2, check out our fight night page.  

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