Luis Ortiz Manager To Wilder, Joshua - We're Back, We Never Left!

By Elisinio Castillo

Jay Jimenez, manager of heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs), is delighted with the World Boxing Council's decision not to suspend his boxer for a failed drug test.

"We are very happy and I can say that we are working hard for Luis to return to the ring as soon as possible, not later than January," said Jimenez to George Ebro. "Justice has been done in his case, he is a clean boxer, and the WBC has proven this.''

Ortiz was scheduled to fight WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on November 4 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.


Two weeks before the fight, the WBC revealed that Ortiz had failed a random urine test, administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA). The test was taken on September 22, and the boxer came up positive for two banned diuretics, chlorothiazide and hydrochlorothiazide.

Ortiz and Jimenez were very firm that both substances were found in the boxer's prescribed medication for his high blood pressure condition.

Because of the failed test, the World Boxing Association suspended Ortiz for a period of one year. He is able to appeal, but for the moment he is banned until September 2018, and as a result he was removed from the WBA rankings, is barred from taking part in WBA title fights, and also lost his mandatory position to WBA world champion Anthony Joshua.

But the WBC went in another direction. They felt the boxer was telling he truth and allowed him to retain his number 3 ranking in their organization.

Jimenez issued a warning to Wilder, Joshua, WBO champion Joseph Parker and every other top name at the weight.

"Let Wilder know and all the champions and those who aspire to be champions - we are back, we never left," added Jimenez. "Now we will redouble our efforts to look for better and bigger fights. Now the motivation is double.''

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DannYankee on 11-15-2017

This whole sh*t is bizarre, but then again it is boxing we talking about after all.

Comment by McNulty on 11-15-2017

[QUOTE=Fabes88;18211766]Makes no difference now we've already missed out on the wilder fight[/QUOTE] Of course it makes a difference! Intelligence and proper research beats the mediocrity of ignorance. Hey, that rhymed! Plus his name is cleared on a false charges. Good…

Comment by garfios on 11-15-2017

[QUOTE=Patsfan bri;18211894]I still think he was trying to mask something, if he wasn’t why the hell wouldn’t he inform VADA of the prescribed drugs he was taking? And he still has to get medically cleared to fight if he does…

Comment by IraqiSword on 11-15-2017

The WBC understands heavyweights should be allowed to take PEDS, this is good for the sport

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 11-15-2017

So sick of this dude, another chance to PED up, let's just see what happens next time.

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