Luis Ortiz, the Cuban Boxer is indeed a popular figure in the universe of Professional Boxing. Having aced up skills in boxing this southpaw is nicknamed as “King Kong”. In the recent days Luis Ortiz has been constantly in limelight as Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz has been a hot topic among the boxing fans. In this post we will be unfolding the life of “King Kong” i.e. Luis Ortiz and will also have a look upon his amazing journey in the quest of becoming a champion.
Early Life and Career
Luis Ortiz also known as Cuban Boxer was born on 29th March 1979 in Cameguey, Cuba. Known for his counterpunching and punching skills this southpaw made his debut on 16th February 2010 fighting against Lamar Davis who was an American Boxer at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Ortiz won the fight just under 80 secinds of round 1 because of the technical knockout. This was the begining and later on he succeded at rehional level and now is a world recoganised boxer.
Famous Fights and way to stardom
Luis Ortiz had fought and won several memorable fights which has created a deep impact in the history of the boxing world. Some of the famous fights of Ortiz are enlisted here as: Ortiz vs Kayode, Ortiz vs Vidono, Ortiz vs Jennings, Ortiz vs Thompson etc. In the year 2016, Ortiz signed a deal with Eddie Hearn’s Match room Sport. It was believed to be the fastest way to attain stardom. This deal catapulted Ortiz into a famous figure in the world of boxing. Next year in 2017, Ortiz signed a deal with AI Haymon, all of these transended Ortiz into stardom and made him a recognized boxing player in the world.
Falls and Rise in Career
On 29th September 2017, Ortiz failed the drug test which landed him into a series of unfavourable circumstances and ended up in one year suspension handed officially by WBA and as a consequence WBA immediately removed him from their rankings. This was proven to be a fall in Ortiz’s career. On 4th December 2017, the champion stepped back into the ring and again began to fight. Showcasing the true sportsmanship spirit Ortiz was successful in regaining of his old success through fights like WIlder vs Ortiz, Ortiz vs Cojanu, Ortiz vs Kauffman and Ortiz vs Hammer.
The professional record summary of Ortiz says that out of 34 fights Ortiz has won 26 fights by knockout, 3 by decision, 2 by disqualification and lost 1 fight by knockout. Ortiz has proven his versatility in the ring through his hooks and punches inside the ring. He is a King Kong in true sense as named by his fans.
Luis Ortiz has held WBA interim heavyweight totle from 2015 to 2016. If we go back in time the Ortiz has won a silver medal in amateur boxing. In 2019, Ortiz is ranked as world’s 6th best active heavyweight boxer by Transational Boxing Rankings Boar6d and Ring Magazine.
1. Ortiz is having US22 million Dollars as his networth in 2019.
2. Catch him on instagram with the id kingkongboxing
3. He holds a record of fighting 3 times within 18 days.
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