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The tireless fight of Luis Ortiz to win a world title

At 43 years old, Luis Ortiz will jump into the ring to fight again for a world title. The Cuban boxer has faced countless obstacles in the las


At 43 years old, Luis Ortiz will jump into the ring to fight again for a world title. The Cuban boxer has faced countless obstacles in the last 12 years to achieve the glory of lifting a world title, and although he has obtained interim and regional titles, the great objective has always eluded him.

Since his debut in 2010 at the age of 31, Ortiz has left his soul in the ring to bring glory to Cuba, his native country; his first regional title came in his third fight, when he won the WBC FECARBOX title against Kendrick Releford. Then came the WBA Fedelatin title against Luis Andrés Pineda, and then the WBC and WBO heavyweight Latin titles against Epifanio Mendoza.

Over time, ‘King Kong’ continued to win regional titles, demonstrating his power in the ring, but the big title had not yet arrived. Although he had conquered the interim WBA title against Matías Vidondo and successfully defended it against Bryant Jennings, he was unable to fully enjoy it because he failed a drug test.

The big moment came on March 3, 2018, when ‘King Kong’ came face to face with Deontay Wilder, the undefeated WBC champion, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. However, the Cuban was defeated in 10 rounds by the Tuscaloosa native, who knocked him out unceremoniously. There was a rematch 20 months later, but Ortiz again ended up knocked out by the ‘Bronze Bomber’ in Nevada.

However, Ruiz does not want to give up and already in the last years of his career he wants to give the necessary blow to obtain that world title for which he has fought so hard. And he knows that defeating Andy Ruiz will give him that much-needed boost to give Cuba a new title, and inscribing his name among the boxing greats in the heavyweight category.