Ortiz vs Hammer Info
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 took place over rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Ortiz vs Hammer stats
Luis Ortiz stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 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 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 41 years old.
Ortiz had a height advantage of 2 inches over Hammer.
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, who’s first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 16 less professional rounds, 161 to Hammer's 177.
Luis Ortiz went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBC and 8 by the IBF in the heavyweight division.
Christian Hammer was ranked number 12 by the WBO in the heavyweight 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, Christian Hammer had been fighting more than Luis Ortiz.
Going to this contest, Luis Ortiz had last fought 1 year 8 months and 3 days ago, while Christian Hammer's last outing had been 2 years 7 months and 20 days ago.
Ortiz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 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 1 year 8 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 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.