Ruslan Chagaev Eyes Luis Ortiz Scrap, Not Kubrat Pulev

By Rodion Pettis,

Timur Dugazaev, the manager of former heavyweight world champion Ruslan Chagaev (31-2-1, 20KOs), his fighter is not going to face Kubrat Pulev (17-0, 9KOs) on August 24th in Germany. Instead, Chagaev is heading to a possible fight with undefeated Luis Otiz (19-0, 16KOs) in the middle of the fall. Ortiz has been very active, with five wins in 2012 and nine victories in 2011, but the 34-year-old fighter has not held a fight since November 2012. Chagaev's activity has taken a hit in recent years, but he got three wins in 2012 and won another in February of this year.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 06-30-2013

Luis ortiz is ranked higher then pulev in all bodies but the IBF. Chagaev is also a WBA guy & he's near the top in that organization. Why fight pulev if he can get a higher rank in 3 bodies…

Comment by Russian Crushin on 06-29-2013

This is crazy, everybodies avoiding pulev

Comment by JAB5239 on 06-29-2013

[QUOTE=low_Bo;13515733]Why is everyone avoiding pulev?[/QUOTE] Good question. The guy is a decent fighter, but nobody to be avoided. That's just the current state of the division though. The best will seek to avoid the best more times than not rather…

Comment by joe strong on 06-29-2013

[QUOTE=HooksInYou;13515739]Quite a good fight. 2 southpaws. I wonder how much Chagaev's hepatitis has taken out of him. I don't know much about the disease.[/QUOTE] Germany's regulations are not as strict when it comes to hep. I don't know the ins…

Comment by White_Knight on 06-29-2013

Quite a good fight. 2 southpaws. I wonder how much Chagaev's hepatitis has taken out of him. I don't know much about the disease.

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