Ranking @ Heavyweight
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.
What is Luis Ortiz's Record?
Luis Ortiz's record currently stands at 33 wins, 2 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 2 loses, he's been stopped 2 times. He's boxed a total of 168 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 4.8 rounds on average.
What was Ortiz's last fight?
Luis Ortiz's last fight took place against Charles Martin's on 1st Jan 2022, in Florida, United States. He won by technical knockout in the 6th round. That fight was 5 months and 26 days ago.
How active is Luis Ortiz?
Ortiz's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 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 9 months 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 12 years and 4 months.
How good is Luis Ortiz?
Ortiz is currently ranked 7th by the The Ring, 5th by the WBO, 2nd by the IBF and 8th by the WBC 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 Anthony Joshua, Unified Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, Filip Hrgovic, Frank Sanchez and Dillian Whyte.
What will be Luis Ortiz's Next Fight?
Luis Ortiz is to face Andy Ruiz Jr next on Sunday 4th September 2022. The fight will take place at Staples Center, LA, United States. The fight will be shown on FOX Sports PPV in the United States.
How can I stream Luis Ortiz's Fights?
In the US you can stream Luis Ortiz fight via Fite.TV – PPV US.
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 defeated Alexander Flores on 7th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Microsoft Theater, California, United States.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Christian Hammer on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had beat Travis Kauffman on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 10th round at Staples Center, LA.
He had won against Razvan Cojanu on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Staples Center, LA.
|Age||Date Of Birth||Nationality||Height||Reach||Stance||Weight Division|
|43||March 29, 1979||Cuba||193 cm||213 cm||southpaw||Heavyweight (200+ lb)|
|Professional Record||Wins||Wins By KO||Knockout Percentage||Losses||Losses By Stoppage||Draws||Pro Rounds||Debut|
|Weight||The Ring Magazine||WBC||IBF||WBA||WBO|
|2022-01-01||Charles Martin||Won (TKO 6)||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States|
|2020-11-07||Alexander Flores||Won (KO 1)||Microsoft Theater, California, United States|
|2019-11-23||Deontay Wilder||Lost (KO 7)||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States|
|2019-03-02||Christian Hammer||Won (UD 10)||Barclays Center, New York, United States|
|2018-12-01||Travis Kauffman||Won (KO 10)||Staples Center, LA, United States|
|2018-07-28||Razvan Cojanu||Won (KO 2)||Staples Center, LA, United States|
|2018-03-03||Deontay Wilder||Lost (TKO 10)||Barclays Center, New York, United States|
|2016-12-10||David Allen||Won (TKO 7)||Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|2016-11-12||Malik Scott||Won (UD 12)||Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|2016-03-05||Tony Thompson||Won (KO 6)||DC Armory, Washington, United States|
|2015-12-19||Bryant Jennings||Won (TKO 7)||Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, United States|
|2015-10-17||Matias Ariel Vidondo||Won (KO 3)||Madison Square Garden, New York, United States|
|2015-06-20||Byron Polley||Won (TKO 1)||Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada|
|2014-09-11||Lateef Kayode||Draw (NC )||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, United States|
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