Cuban boxer Luis Ortiz (born March 29, 1979) He fought for the WBC heavyweight title in both 2018 and 2019. From 2015 to 2016, he was the WBA’s interim heavyweight champion. In 2005, he was an amateur and won silver. Because of his violent strikes and counterattacks, he’s been called “King Kong.” In November 2021, he was ranked seventh among active heavyweights by The Ring and the TBR (Transnational Boxing Rankings Board).
Luis Ortiz Bio
King Kong was born in Havana, Cuba in 1979. There is no way to learn about the parents’ career or educational backgrounds.
Boxing was a favorite of Fidel Castro, hence it is taught to Cuban pupils. Professional combat was prohibited on the island until 2013, when a semi-professional boxing league was established.
At the age of 10, the boxer began training. He focused on his training because there wasn’t much else to do in his hamlet. Young players’ careers progressed, and they were called up to the national squad.
He came in second place in the 2005 Boxing World Cup. Despite being greatly favored, Cuba lost against Russia, and Ortiz was eliminated. In 2006, he won the most prestigious Cuban tournament, Playa Giron.
Muhammad Ali began his boxing career at Fifth Street Gym. Luis was a fan of the fighter and followed his battles on television.
During his early career, Luis accepted practically every offer from a rival. As a consequence, he faced seasoned troops Charles Davis and Kendrick Releford in the heart of the combat.
Ortiz seemed scared, as do most athletes weighing more than 200 pounds. Even though the athlete stood over two meters tall and had a six-foot arm spread, everything changed the instant she entered the arena. His strikes struck Jason Barnett, Walter Palacios, Bert Cooper, and Lateef Kayode, among others.
Epifanio Mendoza won the WBC and WBO Latino belts in a fight in 2012. Three years later, Ortiz defeated Bryant Jennings for the WBA Interim Heavyweight Championship. If the anabolic steroid had not been discovered in his bloodstream in 2014, the Cuban may have won. Despite his protests of innocence, the boxer was suspended for nine months.
Ortiz opted not to defend his championship against Alexander Ustinov in November 2016 due to a doping controversy. Despite the fact that he qualified for the WBA Intercontinental with enough points, the WBO removed his star status.
When questioned about his actions the following year, the boxer admitted to taking a diuretic instead of blood pressure medicine. Luis acknowledged to taking it for two years, but he also drank a lot of water.
Sports Ortiz was given a year’s suspension and stripped of his WBO and WBA super-featherweight belts. The fight between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and his opponent has been rescheduled.
Despite his expulsion, Ortiz was able to play for other clubs after filing a grievance. In September of last year, Deontay Wilder requested a meeting with Luis.
Luis Ortiz Wife
Lisdey Ortiz is the wife of veteran professional boxer
Ortiz Boxing Record
Ortiz has an 86.5 percent knockout percentage.
33-2 Luis Ortiz’s professional boxing record Ortiz has fought 37 times since his debut, winning 33 and losing only twice, with two draws and two no-contests. He has fought in 169 rounds of boxing over the course of 37 fights.
Ortiz Next Fight
On September 4, 2022, a rematch with American boxer Andy Ruiz is scheduled at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
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Luis Ortiz Net worth
This boxer’s big break came when he was thirty years old. Whatever his circumstances were, he made the best of them. Based on what we know about him, his net worth is estimated to be $10 million.