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Who won Ortiz vs Kauffman?
Luis Ortiz beat Travis Kauffman by knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 1st December 2018 at Staples Center in LA.
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 Deontay Wilder beating Tyson Fury for the WBC World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Jarrett Hurd beat Jason Welborn for the IBF World Junior Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Welterweight belts and Joe Joyce defeated Joe Hanks.
Ortiz vs Kauffman stats
Luis Ortiz stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 25 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Travis Kauffman made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 23 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ortiz had advantage in power over Kauffman, with a 86% knock out percentage over Kauffman's 72%.
Luis Ortiz was the older man by 6 years, at 43 years old.
Ortiz had a height advantage of 1 inch over Kauffman. That also extended to a 8-inch reach advantage.
Luis Ortiz fought out of the southpaw stance, while Travis Kauffman was an orthodox fighter.
Ortiz was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 4 year later than Kauffman, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 35 more professional rounds, 180 to Kauffman's 145.
Luis Ortiz went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC and 8 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Ortiz vs Kauffman 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 defeated Razvan Cojanu on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated David Allen on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Malik Scott on 12th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
He had won against Tony Thompson on 5th March 2016 by knockout in the 6th round at DC Armory, Washington, United States.
Ortiz's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What time did Ortiz vs Kauffman start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at Staples Center, LA, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Ortiz vs Kauffman?
Luis Ortiz was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Travis Kauffman made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.