Luis Ortiz
  • Luis Ortiz

  • 31-2-0
  • form TKO 10KO 2KO 10UD 10KO 7 <
  • Stats
  • age41
  • height 6' 4" / 193cm
  • reach 83.9" / 213cm
  • stanceSouthpaw (l)
  • Full record
  • wins31
  • by ko26
  • ko%84%
  • Lost2
  • Stopped2
  • Draws0
  • Debut2010
  • pro rds161
  • Ranking @ Heavyweight
  • The Ring5
  • WBO-
  • IBF-
  • WBC3
  • WBA3

A mountain of a man, Luis Ortiz has a lethal combination of punching power, technical skills and physical gifts. He stands 6’4 but possesses a Sonny Liston-esque 84-inch reach that gives him deceptive range. Far from a wild brawler, he is a smart, efficient tactician who manages to dispatch his opponents without taking much punishment.

Born on March 29, 1979 in Camagüey, Cuba, Ortiz honed his craft on the Cuban National Team, where he built up a very impressive amateur record. Some reports suggest that he ended his amateur career with a record of 343-19. Despite that, he didn’t quite break through on the world stage, with his best result likely being his gold at the 2005 Panamerican Championships.

He was 30 years old when he made his professional debut on February 16, 2010 against Lamar Davis. It didn’t last long, as he took out Davis in the first round by TKO. His next fight was another TKO victory, this one in the fourth round against Charles Davis. A few months later, he won the WBC FECARBOX heavyweight title when he defeated Kendrick Releford by unanimous decision after eight rounds.

After running his record to 10-0 with most of those wins coming by KO or TKO, Luis Ortiz got a shot at the WBA Fedelatin heavyweight title. He put on another strong performance when he knocked out Luis Andres Pineda in the sixth round. Four fights later, he was facing Epifanio Mendoza for the WBC and WBO Latino heavyweight titles. He controlled the fight from the opening bell until round seven, when his opponent got disqualified for an intention blow below the belt.

While Ortiz was facing primarily journeymen and past-their-prime fighters, he was taking care of business by getting finishes. His boxing ability was evident to every observer, and he was clearly confident in the ring, no doubt due to his hundreds of amateur fights. He has a relaxed punching style, which enables him to throw powerful punches without loading up, and while he has killer instinct, he doesn’t chase the knockout. His footwork is also very smooth for a heavyweight.

After another four finishes, he fought Joseph Rabotte, who had lost 10 consecutive fights at the time. The bout was originally ruled a third-round KO for Luis Ortiz, but was later turned into a no contest when it was determined that Rabotte actually fell out of the ring.

With two impressive KOs, Ortiz got a shot at the WBA interim heavyweight title on September 11, 2014. He destroyed Lateef Kayode by TKO in the very first round, but he didn’t keep the belt for long, as he failed a drug test, which changed the result of the fight to a no contest.

He got back into action nine months later after his suspension was up and scored a first-round TKO win over Byron Polley. He then proceeded to win back that WBA interim heavyweight title when he knocked out Matias Ariel Vidondo in the third round. Three fights later he added the WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title to his collection with a unanimous decision win over Malik Scott.

Luis Ortiz Profile

What is Luis Ortiz's Record?

Luis Ortiz's record currently stands at 31 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.

Of those 31 wins, he's stopped 26 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 84%.

Of his 2 loses, he's been stopped 2 times.

He's boxed a total of 161 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 4.9 rounds on average.

What was Ortiz's last fight?

Luis Ortiz's last fight took place against Deontay Wilder's on 23rd Nov 2019, in Las Vegas, United States. He lost by knockout in the 7th round. That fight was 9 months and 30 days ago.

Where is Luis Ortiz From?

Ortiz was born in Cuba.

How Old Is Luis Ortiz?

The heavyweight is currently 41 years old. He was born on 29th March 1979, so he will turn 42 in 6 months and 7 days.

How long has Ortiz been fighting?

Luis Ortiz made his professional debut in February 2010, so he has been a pro for 10 years and 7 months.

How good is Luis Ortiz?

Ortiz is currently ranked 5th by the The Ring, 3rd by the WBC and 3rd by the WBA at Heavyweight.

How tall is Luis Ortiz?

Ortiz is 6' 4" (6 Foot and 4 inches) which is 193cm (1 meter and 93 centimetres).

What is Ortiz's Reach?

His reach is 83.9 inches (83.9") which is 213cm (2 metres and 13 centimetres).

What stance does Luis Ortiz use?

Ortiz fights from a southpaw stance, which means he favours his left hand as his power hand when fighting.

What are some potential opponents for Luis Ortiz?

Some potential future fights for Ortiz include Andy Ruiz Jr, Unified Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua, Unified Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, Jarrell Miller and Joe Joyce.

How can I stream Luis Ortiz's Fight?

In the UK you can usually stream Ortiz's fights on NowTV and Sky Go.

In the US you can usually stream Luis Ortiz's fights via Fox Sports Go App.

What are some recent Luis Ortiz results?

Ortiz has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he beat Christian Hammer on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Travis Kauffman on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 10th round at Staples Center, LA.

Going into that contest, he had won against Razvan Cojanu on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Staples Center, LA.

Before that, he had been beaten by Deontay Wilder on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.

He had beat David Allen on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

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What will be Luis Ortiz's Next Fight?

Luis Ortiz's doesn't currently have a fight scheduled. Some potential future fights for Luis Ortiz include Andy Ruiz Jr, Unified Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua, Unified Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, Jarrell Miller and Joe Joyce.

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Luis Ortiz's Potential Fights & Rumours

  • Joshua vs Ortiz
  • 23-1-0 31-2-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • IBF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBO World Heavyweight Championship

Luis Ortiz's Last 5 Fights

  • Wilder vs Ortiz
  • 41-0-1 31-1-0
  • KO 7 KO 7
  • Saturday 23rd November 2019
  • WBC World Heavyweight Championship
  • Ortiz vs Kauffman
  • 29-1-0 32-2-0
  • KO 10 KO 10
  • Saturday 1st December 2018
  • Wilder vs Ortiz
  • 39-0-0 28-0-0
  • TKO 10 TKO 10
  • Saturday 3rd March 2018
  • WBC World Heavyweight Championship

Luis Ortiz ODDS

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Luis Ortiz - - - - - - - - - - - - 7/2 4.5 +350 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
IBF World Heavyweight Championship
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