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Luis Ortiz
Luis Ortiz




UD 12
KO 1
KO 7
UD 10


6' 4" / 193 cm
83.9" / 213 cm
Southpaw (L)

Full record


Ranking @ Heavyweight


The story

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 33 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws. Of those 33 wins he has stopped 28 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 85%. Of his 3 loses, he's been stopped 2 times. He's boxed a total of 180 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 5 rounds on average.

What was Ortiz's last fight?

Luis Ortiz's last fight took place against Andy Ruiz Jr's on 4th Sep 2022, in Los Angeles, United States. He lost by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 4 months and 26 days ago.

How active is Luis Ortiz?

Ortiz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.

Where is Luis Ortiz From?

Ortiz was born in Cuba.

How Old Is Luis Ortiz?

The heavyweight is currently 43 years old. He was born on 29th March 1979, so he will turn 44 in 1 month and 27 days.

How long has Ortiz been fighting?

Luis Ortiz made his professional debut in February 2010, so he has been a pro for 12 years and 11 months.

How good is Luis Ortiz?

Ortiz is currently ranked 7th by the The Ring, 15th by the IBF, 12th by the WBC and 7th 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 centimeters).

What is Ortiz's Reach?

His reach is 83.9 inches (83.9") which is 213 cm (2 meters and 13 centimeters).

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 Tyson Fury, Filip Hrgovic, Frank Sanchez, Dillian Whyte and Joe Joyce.

What will be Luis Ortiz's Next Fight?

Luis Ortiz doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Ortiz include Tyson Fury, Filip Hrgovic, Frank Sanchez, Dillian Whyte and Joe Joyce.

How can I stream Luis Ortiz's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Ortiz's fights on Fite.TV – PPV.

In the US you can usually stream Luis Ortiz's fights via Fite.TV – PPV US.

What are some recent Luis Ortiz results?

Ortiz has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr on 4th September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena, Los Angeles, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Charles Martin on 1st January 2022 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Heavyweight eliminator fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida.

Going into that contest, he had beat Alexander Flores on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Microsoft Theater, California.

Before that, he had been beaten by Deontay Wilder on 23rd November 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

He had won against Christian Hammer on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.

Luis Ortiz Stats
AgeDate Of BirthNationalityHeightReachStanceWeight Division
43March 29, 1979Cuba193 cm213 cmsouthpawHeavyweight (200+ lb)
Luis Ortiz Record
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Luis Ortiz Recent Contests
2022-09-04Andy Ruiz JrLost (UD 12) Arena, Los Angeles, CA, United States
2022-01-01Charles MartinWon (TKO 6)Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States
2020-11-07Alexander FloresWon (KO 1)Microsoft Theater, California, United States
2019-11-23Deontay WilderLost (KO 7)MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States
2019-03-02Christian HammerWon (UD 10)Barclays Center, New York, United States
2018-12-01Travis KauffmanWon (KO 10)Staples Center, LA, United States
2018-07-28Razvan CojanuWon (KO 2)Staples Center, LA, United States
2018-03-03Deontay WilderLost (TKO 10)Barclays Center, New York, United States
2016-12-10David AllenWon (TKO 7)Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
2016-11-12Malik ScottWon (UD 12)Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco
2016-03-05Tony ThompsonWon (KO 6)DC Armory, Washington, United States
2015-12-19Bryant JenningsWon (TKO 7)Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, United States
2015-10-17Matias Ariel VidondoWon (KO 3)Madison Square Garden, New York, United States
2015-06-20Byron PolleyWon (TKO 1)Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada
2014-09-11Lateef KayodeDraw (NC )Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, United States

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Luis Ortiz's next fight

When is Luis Ortiz's Next Fight?

Luis Ortiz doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Ortiz include Tyson Fury, Filip Hrgovic, Frank Sanchez, Dillian Whyte and Joe Joyce.

Luis Ortiz streams

How can I stream Luis Ortiz's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Ortiz's fights on Fite.TV – PPV.

In the US you can usually stream Luis Ortiz's fights via Fite.TV – PPV US.

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