Luis Ortiz

Luis Ortiz

“King Kong”

RECORD

31 - 2 - 0

KOs

26

Weight 240 lbs (109.09 kg)

Age 41

Home Miami, Florida, USA 

Complete Stats

A longtime member of the Cuban national team, powerful southpaw Luis Ortiz is ready to show that he’s the world's most dangerous heavyweight. Read Bio

Last Fight

loss vs Deontay Wilder

Nov 23, 2019 / MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

Luis Ortiz suffered his second career loss at the hands of Deontay Wilder—falling by seventh-round KO in their WBC Heavyweight Title Fight on the PBC on FOX PPV card at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Latest News

Luis Ortiz News
PBC Boxing Video
Nov 23, 2019 / Wilder vs Ortiz 2, Wilder vs Ortiz II, Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz, Leo Santa Cruz, Miguel Flores, Brandon Figueroa, Vito Mielnicki Jr.

Wilder Does it Again, Knocks Out Ortiz in Seven

The WBC World Heavyweight Champion ties Muhammad Ali on the heavyweight list for most consecutive title defenses as he delivers a scorching KO Saturday night on FOX Sports PBC PPV.

Nov 23, 2019 / Wilder-Ortiz 2, Wilder-Ortiz II, Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz

Deontay Wilder, George Foreman and more join the PBC Podcast

The undefeated heavyweight champion and a host of boxing luminaries break down Saturday night's blockbuster event on FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View.

PBC Boxing Video
Nov 22, 2019 / Wilder vs Ortiz 2, Wilder vs Ortiz II, Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz

Wilder vs. Ortiz 2: A Second World War

Fireworks are expected when two of the most explosive heavyweights in the world, WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder and dangerous Cuban Luis Ortiz, square off in an anticipated rematch Saturday night on FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View.

Fights

Luis Ortiz Fights

LOSS vs Deontay Wilder 42-1-1

Nov 23, 2019 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

Deontay Wilder WINS against Luis Ortiz by KO in Round 7 of 12

Win vs Christian Hammer 24-5-0

Mar 02, 2019 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Christian Hammer by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Travis Kauffman 32-4-0

Dec 01, 2018 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Travis Kauffman by KO in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Razvan Cojanu 16-3-0

Jul 28, 2018 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Razvan Cojanu by KO in Round 2 of 10

LOSS vs Deontay Wilder 42-1-1

Mar 03, 2018 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Deontay Wilder WINS against Luis Ortiz by TKO in Round 9 of 12

Win vs Daniel Martz 16-5-1

Dec 08, 2017 Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Hialeah, Florida, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Daniel Martz by KO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs David Allen 9-1-1

Dec 10, 2016 Manchester Arena (formerly M.E.N Arena), Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Luis Ortiz WINS against David Allen by TKO in Round 7 of 8

Win vs Malik Scott 38-3-1

Nov 12, 2016 Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Luis Ortiz WINS against Malik Scott by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Tony Thompson 40-7-0

Mar 05, 2016 DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Tony Thompson by KO in Round 6 of 12

Win vs Bryant Jennings 19-1-0

Dec 19, 2015 Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Bryant Jennings by TKO in Round 7 of 12

Win vs Matias Ariel Vidondo 20-1-1

Oct 17, 2015 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Matias Ariel Vidondo by KO in Round 3 of 12

Win vs Byron Polley 27-18-1

Jun 20, 2015 Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Luis Ortiz WINS against Byron Polley by TKO in Round 1 of 8

No Contest vs Lateef Kayode 20-0-0

Sep 11, 2014 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Luis Ortiz Lateef Kayode by NC in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Monte Barrett 35-10-2

Apr 03, 2014 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Monte Barrett by KO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Alex Gonzales 20-8-0

Nov 26, 2013 BB&t Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Alex Gonzales by KO in Round 1 of 10

No Contest vs Joseph Rabotte 11-25-1

Jul 20, 2013 The Outdoor Miage, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Luis Ortiz Joseph Rabotte by NC in Round 3 of 10

Win vs Santiago De Paula 13-9-1

Nov 16, 2012 Club el Millon, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Luis Ortiz WINS against Santiago De Paula by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Juan Carlos Antonio Maldonado 0-0-0

Nov 09, 2012 Gimnasio Joan Guzman, Guachupita, Dominican Republic

Luis Ortiz WINS against Juan Carlos Antonio Maldonado by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Jose Santos Peralta 1-2-0

Oct 30, 2012 Gimnasio Joan Guzman, Guachupita, Dominican Republic

Luis Ortiz WINS against Jose Santos Peralta by KO in Round 1 of 10

Win vs Walter Palacios 20-17-2

May 26, 2012 Polideportivo Espana, Managua, Nicaragua

Luis Ortiz WINS against Walter Palacios by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Epifanio Mendoza 32-13-1

Feb 10, 2012 Community Center, Palm Bay, Florida, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Epifanio Mendoza by DQ in Round 7 of 10

Win vs Frankenide Farias Mola 3-4-0

Nov 25, 2011 Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Luis Ortiz WINS against Frankenide Farias Mola by RTD in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Frank Mola 3-4-0

Nov 25, 2011 Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Luis Ortiz WINS against Frank Mola by RTD in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Arron Lyons 12-10-1

Aug 12, 2011 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Arron Lyons by RTD in Round 7 of 10

Win vs Henry Saenz 22-8-1

Jul 30, 2011 Gimnasio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica

Luis Ortiz WINS against Henry Saenz by TKO in Round 3 of 11

WIN vs Luis Andres Pineda 22-9-1

Jun 17, 2011 Arena Roberto Duran, Panama City, Panama

Luis Andres Pineda LOSES to Luis Ortiz by KO in Round 6 of 9

Win vs Jason Barnett 12-13-0

Jun 03, 2011 A La Carte Event Pavilion, Tampa, Florida, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Jason Barnett by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Corey Winfield 4-7-0

May 21, 2011 Rec Center, Wilson, North Carolina, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Corey Winfield by KO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Bert Cooper 38-22-0

Apr 23, 2011 Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo, Miami, Florida, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Bert Cooper by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Jerry Butler 8-10-1

Apr 02, 2011 Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter, Florida, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Jerry Butler by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Ruben Rivera 3-5-0

Jan 28, 2011 Double Tree Westshore Hotel, Tampa, Florida, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Ruben Rivera by DQ in Round 5 of 8

Win vs Francisco Alvarez 12-1-0

Dec 07, 2010 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Francisco Alvarez by TKO in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Zack Page 21-30-2

Oct 19, 2010 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Zack Page by TKO in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Kendrick Releford 22-13-2

Aug 24, 2010 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Kendrick Releford by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Charles Davis 19-19-2

Jun 15, 2010 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Charles Davis by TKO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Lamar Davis 4-1-0

Feb 16, 2010 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Lamar Davis by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Luis Ortiz “King Kong”

  • WINS 31
  • LOSSES 2
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 26

Weight 240 lbs (109.09 kg)

Height 6'4" (1.93 m)

Reach 78" (198 cm)

  • Born

    March 29, 1979
  • Age

    41
  • Country

    Cuba
  • Born in

    Camaguey
  • Trains in

    Miami, FL
  • Stance

    Southpaw
  • Rounds Boxed

    161
  • KO Percentage

    74.29%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Luis Ortiz Bio

One of the greatest Cuban heavyweights of all time, heavy-handed southpaw Luis Ortiz remains one of the most feared men in his division, and one of the most hard-hitting lefties the weight class has ever seen.

FIGHTING WITH PURPOSE

Cuban-born heavyweight Luis Ortiz was born on March 29, 1979 (39-years-old). He began boxing to support his daughter, who has a rare medical skin condition (Epidermolysis bullosa) when she was born

Ortiz defected in 2009 to get proper treatment for daughter. Was able to bring wife Lisdey, who was eight-months pregnant at the time, and daughter Lismercedes, 30 months later.

Ortiz currently lives and trains in Miami, with Herman Caicedo, as one of the most feared fighters in the heavyweight division.

 Ortiz turned pro in February 2010 with a first round stoppage of Lamar Davis. “King Kong” lived up to his moniker, winning 12 of first 14 pro fights by stoppage.

Ortiz’s finest win occurred December 19, 2015, when he stopped former world title challenger Bryant Jennings in the seventh round to win an interim heavyweight title. In his previous bout, Jennings had gone the distance versus then-heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko.

Ortiz followed that up with wins over Tony Thompson, Malik Scott and David Allen in 2016, before knocking out Daniel Martz in 2017. 

Wilder vs. Ortiz 1: March 3, 2018 (SHOWTIME Sports)

A NEAR-UPSET

On March 3, 2018, Ortiz challenged WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder in one of the year’s most memorable fights. Wilder dropped Ortiz in the fifth but the Cuban escaped further trouble and mounted a rally. 

He had Wilder badly hurt in the seventh round, after clipping him with a right hook and then a straight left moments later. Wilder was seconds away from being stopped when the bell rang. Ortiz won the round 10-8 on all three scorecards. Ultimately, Wilder gathered himself and stopped Ortiz in the tenth. 

Ortiz returned to the ring in July 2018 with a second-round knockout victory over Razvan Cojanu. He then stopped Travis Kauffman in the 10th-round of their December 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

In March 2019, Ortiz comfortably outpointed Christian Hammer over 10 rounds, setting up the anticipated rematch versus Wilder on November 23, 2019, at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on FOX Sports pay-per-view. Again Ortiz got off to a hot start, but the champion's vaunted right hand found paydirt in the seventh, dropping Ortiz and putting him away in that frame.

"This is boxing,” said Ortiz, who slammed his glove against the top rope after the fight in frustration. “I said that one of us was going to get knocked out and it wasn't going to go 12 rounds. I was clear headed when I hit the canvas. When I heard the referee say seven, I was trying to get up, but I guess the count went a little quicker than I thought.”