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Luis Ortiz
Luis Ortiz

Records

32-2-0

Form

KO 1
KO 7
UD 10
KO 10
KO 2

Stats

age
41
Height
6' 4" / 193 cm
Reach
83.9" / 213 cm
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

Wins
32
By KO
27
KO%
84%
Lost
2
Stopped
2
Draws
0
Debut
2010
Pro RDS
162

Ranking @ Heavyweight

ring
5
wbo
-
ibf
10
wbc
3
wba
5

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 32 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws. Of those 32 wins he's stopped 27 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 162 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 4.8 rounds on average.

What was Ortiz's last fight?

Tom Little's last fight took place against Alen Babic's on 21st Nov 2020, in London, United Kingdom. He lost by technical knockout in the 3rd round. That fight was 3 months and 6 days ago.

How active is Luis Ortiz?

Little's last 4 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 1 month, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

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 1 month and 2 days.

How long has Ortiz been fighting?

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

How good is Luis Ortiz?

Ortiz is currently ranked 5th by the The Ring, 10th by the IBF, 3rd by the WBC and 5th 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 Andy Ruiz Jr, Unified Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua, Unified Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, Jarrell Miller and Dillian Whyte.

What will be Luis Ortiz's Next Fight?

Luis Ortiz's doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

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

How can I stream Luis Ortiz's Fights?

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 DAZN.

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Luis Ortiz's next fight

When is Luis Ortiz's Next Fight?

Luis Ortiz's doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

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

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How can I stream Luis Ortiz's Fights?

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 DAZN.

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