On Saturday, December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz (29-1, 25 KOs) will continue in his journey to secure another world title shot.
Ortiz is going to collide with another veteran, Travis Kauffman (32-2, 23 KOs), in a 10-round bout.
The contest will be part of the Showtime Pay-Per-View undercard to the anticipated showdown between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and challenger Tyson Fury.
Back in March, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Ortiz nearly derailed Wilder in the seventh round of their contest. He had Wilder out on his feet, but the champion rallied down the stretch and knocked out Ortiz in the tenth round.
The 39-year-old Ortiz bounced back in July by scoring a second round knockout of Razvan Cojanu.
The ultimate goal for Ortiz is to secure a rematch, as soon as possible, with Wilder.
"I feel blessed to be on the Wilder vs. Fury card and competing on a huge night of boxing in front of a full house,'' said Ortiz.
"In my last fight at Staples Center the fans showed me so much love and I can't wait to be back. I know Travis Kauffman has a good record and I know he's definitely got heart. If all goes as expected and Wilder puts Fury to sleep like I think he will, I want another shot at him ASAP. It will be an epic rematch between me and Wilder.''
Before Ortiz can even think about a rematch with Wilder, he needs to contend with Kauffman.
Kauffman is coming off a majority decision win over Scott Alexander in May, and he views Ortiz as the perfect opportunity to secure a world title shot.
"I'm looking forward to stepping up and challenging myself in an exciting fight," said Kauffman. "Luis Ortiz is the second best heavyweight in the world next to Deontay Wilder. But I'm the toughest fighter you'll ever face. This is my chance to prove that I'm a great fighter and I'm excited to do it on this huge stage."