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Luis Ortiz Claims Free Agency, Targets Big Fights

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com recently spoke with heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz (19-0) and his manager Jay Jimenez.  They wanted to clear the air regarding the Cuban fighter's promotional status. Recent reports have suggested that Ortiz has signed with a major promoter but Jimenez said that Ortiz is signed only to Dade Promotions, a Miami based promotional company owned by George Carmenate and that they are looking to sign a contract with a major promoter soon.

Ortiz is ranked #2 by the WBA and is due to fight a mandatory for the #1 position that is currently vacant. Chris Arreola is ranked #3 by the organization and Ortiz made it clear that he is willing to face Arreola or any other top contender.

"I am ready for the big names.  I can beat any of the top guys in the division. I feel like none of the top three ranked fighters in any of the sanctioning bodies can hang with me," Ortiz told BoxingScene.com.

The 34-year-old Florida based Cuban plans on returning to the ring next month and hopes to fight for a world title next year.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 10-30-2013

[QUOTE=onechance87;13885842]Is this the same dude i saw fight in ireland?If so,Hope to see him on hbo or showtime.Liked what i saw.[/QUOTE] If you're thinking of Mike Perez, you're about to get your wish. He fights Magomed Abdusalamov on November 2…

Comment by Cuban Linx on 10-29-2013

[QUOTE=onechance87;13885842]Is this the same dude i saw fight in ireland?If so,Hope to see him on hbo or showtime.Liked what i saw.[/QUOTE] You're thinking of Mike Perez. Ortiz is another Cuban HW. I would LOVE to see him fight Arreola.

Comment by 285Kid on 10-29-2013

Deontay Wilder

Comment by joe strong on 10-29-2013

he fought better guys in his first 7 or 8 fights then he has the last few years. his career has stagnated. he's big but it's hard to get a good read on him as a pro because of his…

Comment by garfios on 10-29-2013

[QUOTE=onechance87;13885842]Is this the same dude i saw fight in ireland?If so,Hope to see him on hbo or showtime.Liked what i saw.[/QUOTE] He likes to rumble and pack a punch, i don't know about his chin...

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