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Luis Ortiz vs. Byron Polley on 6/20

LOS ANGELES (June 18) -Former world title contender Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (21-0, 18 KOs) returns to the ring in an anticipated comeback fight against Brian “The Bear” Polly (27-18-1, 12 KOs) of St. Joseph, Missouri in a heavyweight bout on the undercard of the IBF Middleweight World Championship fight between Montreal’s David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) and number one contender Hassan N’Dam (31-1, 18 KOs) on June 20. Continue reading

Cohen Confident WBA and NSAC Will Treat Kayode Fairly in Wake of Luis Ortiz’s Positive Steroid Test

According to promoter Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions, the WBA and the Nevada State Athletic Commission have a clear duty to his fighter, Lateef Kayode, should interim WBA World Heavyweight Champion Luis Ortiz’s positive post-fight drug test for the steroid nandrolone be confirmed by the NSAC in an upcoming hearing. Continue reading

Luis Ortiz, Lateef Kayode, Jesus Cuellar and Juan Manuel Lopez Quotes

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 10, 2014) – With a stacked card coming to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this Thursday, Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz, Lateef “Power” Kayode, Jesus “El Jinete” Cuellar and Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez sat down with the media in Las Vegas to discuss their respective title bouts airing live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. Continue reading

Freddie Roach breaks down Lateef Kayode – Luis Ortiz

Las Vegas NV (September 8, 2014)–This Thursday night at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, World Boxing Association number-five ranked Heavyweight, undefeated Lateef “Power” Kayode (20-0, 16 KO’s) will fight against fellow undefeated top rated contender Luis Ortiz ((21-0, 18 KO’s) for the WBA Interim Heavyweight title. Continue reading

Luis Ortiz And Lateef Kayode Meet At The Joint At Hard Rock Hotel

LAS VEGAS (Aug. 20) – Unbeaten heavyweights Luis Ortiz and Lateef Kayode will meet at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to battle for the vacant WBA Interim Heavyweight World Title in the main event of Golden Boy Live! on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes, Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions announced today. The fight will be held on Thursday, September 11, just two days Before”MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ takes over Las Vegas on Saturday, September 13. Continue reading

Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett returns to the ring to face unbeaten Cuban contender Luis Ortiz

INDIO, CALIF. (Mar. 21) – The April 3 FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes tripleheader is now complete, as former heavyweight world title challenger Monte “Two Gunz” Barrett returns to the ring to face unbeaten Cuban contender Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz in the main event of the highly anticipated “Night of the Heavyweights” Golden Boy Live! event at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Continue reading

Golden Boy Promotions Signs Heavyweight Luis Ortiz

LOS ANGELES (November 22) – Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to announce an alliance with Dade Promotions to co-promote unbeaten former Cuban amateur star and current heavyweight contender Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz, who will make his Golden Boy Promotions debut on Tuesday, November 26 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. with a 10-round bout against former Olympian Alex Gonzalez of Puerto Rico.

“I’m proud to be fighting for Golden Boy Promotions and Dade Promotions and I’m going to give a great show on November 26,” said Ortiz. “I’ll be looking for the knockout from the opening bell and as excited as the fans will be, I’m even more excited to be fighting in and representing the United States, which has been my home for the past four years. I have promised my unborn son (due date: Dec. 7th) that I will eventually bring the world championship title back to America.” Continue reading

Luis Ortiz To Make His Golden Boy Promotions Debut Against Alex Gonzales

SUNRISE, FLORIDA (Nov. 22) – Fighting in his adopted home state of Florida for the first time since 2012, highly-touted Cuban heavyweight contender Luis “El Mercedez” Ortiz will make his Golden Boy Promotions debut against fellow southpaw Alex Gonzales of Puerto Rico in a featured bout at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The 10-round bout was added to the fight card after the matchup between Odlanier “La Sombra” Solis and Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson was removed from the card. Continue reading

Ortiz vs Johnson on Thrusday Night

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 16, 2013)—THURSDAY NIGHT!!! WBA Number-two ranked Heavyweight Luis Ortiz will headline a bug night of boxing when he takes on Rayford Johnson in an eight round bout that will originate from The Steel Stacks Arts Quest Center in Bethlehem, PA.

The bout can be seen LIVE all over the world (It will be blacked out in the Lehigh Valley) on for just $9.99 by clicking:!/watch/522653e45ddbb5b54f004fa4

Ortiz, of Miami, Florida via Cuba is 19-0 with sixteen knockouts has risen up the Heavyweight rankings on the strength of wins over Lamar Davis (4-1); Fancisco Alvarez (12-1); former world title challenger Epifanio Mendoza and in his last bout he was involved with a no-contest on Joseph Rabotte. Continue reading