Who is Luis Ortiz and what is his net worth 2018? Luis Ortiz, long term associates of Cuban national team is currently a Professional Boxer. He held WBA interim Heavyweight title from 2015 to 2016. Originally he won in 2014 but due to failing a drug test, his title was stripped. While playing with Cuban national team, he won a silver medal in 2005, Boxing World Cup held at Russia and was quarter-finalist at World Championships at China same year.
A powerful southpaw (stance) Luis Ortiz, nicknamed as ‘The Real King Kong’ is notorious for his dimension, punching power and counterpunching skills in ring.
Luis Ortiz was born on 29 Mar 1979 in Camaguey, Cuba. He is 6ft 4 inch tall and have strong right hand. He defected to Miami from Cuba to pursue his professional career. Nothing much is known for his past history like family details, schooling etc.
Luis Ortiz started as an amateur with Cuban National team and won Silver in 2002. He won the Cuban National ‘Playa Giron’ at 91 kg in 2006. He could not make to the top international position except 2005 World Cup Silver at Russia.
Luis selected Miami as his new abode and started sweating blood with Dino Spencer at World Famous 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach. He started his professional career at 30 and made a debut on 16 Feb 2010 against American Boxer ‘Lamar Davis’ to win the bout via Technical Knock Out just under 80 seconds. He wrote so many success stories, defeated Kendrick Releford to claim WBC FECARBOX heavyweight title, and knocked out Bert Cooper, Korey Winfield, Vidondo, Jennings, Thompson, Jason Barnett, Luis Andres Pineda, Alex Gonzales and many others.
Luis knocked out Lateef Kayode to win Interim WBA Heavyweight title on 11 Oct 2014, but stripped of title due to positive drug test.
Luis signed ‘Matchroom Sport’ for promotion to gain Stardom fast. Luis defeated Scott to clinch vacant WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title in the Monte-Carlo on 12 Nov 2016. Challenged by British Boxer David Allen, Luis knocked Allen out in 7 round and was named mandatory challenger for the winner of the IBF, WBA (Super) and IBO unification bout between Joshua and Klitschko, which Joshua has already won.
Bout with Derric Rossy in April 2017 was cancelled as Luis injured his right thumb during practice. A high voltage bout with Deontay Wilder scheduled in Nov 2017 is also under suspicion for Luis failing drug test, the drug in question were diuretics chlorothaizide and hydrochlorothiazide, used to treat high blood pressure but also can be used for performance enhancement.
WBC has withdrawn the sanction on bout but still decision is pending till Luis’ fitness checkups. Luis’ professional career record summary says that he is undefeated with 27 wins with 23 knockouts, he had 29 fights, with 2 win by decision, 2 by disqualification and 2 no fights.
Net Worth of Luis Ortiz
Unbeatable in professional boxing career, former WBA Interim Heavyweight champion is a Cuban born Pugilist currently living at Miami. Earlier he played with National Team of Cuba and won gold in 2006 at 91 kg and also won silver medal in Boxing World Cup. He is 6.4 ft tall with strong right hand, which makes him unconquerable. He is still in game at the age of 38, ready to show that he’s the world’s most dangerous heavyweight. His total net worth is assessed to be $18 million.
‘The Real King Kong’, Luis Ortiz is a Cuban professional boxer. He is former WBA interim heavyweight champion. As an amateur he played for his county and secured National gold. His best performance at international was securing silver in World Cup. His size and strong southpaw makes him diverse from other rivals. His career and credibility is also shadowed by him failing multiple drug tests in recent times.