Barclays Center, New York, United States
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Ortiz vs Hammer?
Luis Ortiz beat Christian Hammer by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at Barclays Center in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 99-91, 100-90, 99-91 in favor of winner Luis Ortiz.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Brian Carlos Castano beating Erislandy Lara for the WBA World Super Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Bryan De Gracia lost to Eduardo Ramirez.
Ortiz vs Hammer stats
Luis Ortiz stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Christian Hammer made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ortiz had a large advantage in power over Hammer, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Hammer's 58%.
Luis Ortiz was the older man by 9 years, at 43 years old.
Ortiz had a height advantage of 2 inches over Hammer. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Luis Ortiz fought out of the southpaw stance, while Christian Hammer was an orthodox fighter.
Ortiz was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 3 months later than Hammer, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 43 less professional rounds, 168 to Hammer's 211.
Luis Ortiz went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBC and 8 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Christian Hammer was ranked number 12 by the WBO in the 201lb division.
Ortiz vs Hammer form
Ortiz had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Travis Kauffman on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 10th round at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Razvan Cojanu on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Staples Center, LA.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat David Allen on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
He had defeated Malik Scott on 12th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Hammer had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Alexander Povetkin on 15th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Previous to that, he had won against David Price on 4th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Olympia, Kensington, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated David Price on 4th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Olympia, London.
Before that, he had beat Erkan Teper on 15th October 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Germany, Hamburg.
He had won against Michael Sprott on 18th March 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Circus, Bucharest, Romania.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Luis Ortiz had been fighting more than Christian Hammer.
Going to this contest, Luis Ortiz had last fought 3 years, 8 months and 15 days ago, while Christian Hammer's last outing had been 4 years, 8 months and 1 day ago.
Ortiz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
Hammer's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Ortiz vs Hammer start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Ortiz vs Hammer?
Luis Ortiz was a 1/20 (-1999) favourite going into the contest, while Christian Hammer made his way into the ring at 247/25 (+988) with oddsmakers.