Luis Ortiz Aims For Three Fights in 2019, Hopes For Title Shot

By Elisinio Castillo

German Caicedo, trainer for heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz (30-1, 26 KOs), says it's very hard to get opponents for his boxer.

Ortiz is currently training for a scheduled ring return on March 2nd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, against Christian Hammer.

The hope for Ortiz is to secure a rematch with WBC world champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) in 2019.

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Ortiz came close to stopping Wilder in the seventh round of their clash in March 2018, but the champion recovered and knocked out Ortiz in the tenth.

"Last year was very profitable. Of course we want the rematch against Wilder, who has nothing to fear. We will face whatever comes our way," Caicedo told George Ebro.

"We are happy, because Christian Hammer is a good opponent, a man who has fought with good names, who went the distance with Povetkin. He comes forward. We want fights, go for titles, but it's very difficult for Luis to measure himself against the best.

"Those fighters who do want to fight with [Ortiz] and have a name, they want $ 60 million. They are not going to do it. Luis is still not going to sell a PPV on his own and it is understood. We will continue what we are doing, facing whatever is possible, to the best of what is left. Hammer has not been knocked out by anyone. We want to knock him out.''

At the moment, the plan is for Luis Ortiz to fight three times in 2019.

"Yes, we're not going to wait for anyone, we're not going to waste time for this or that to be decided. We will continue fighting. In the end, if the opportunity of a title does not come again, which is still his goal, Ortiz brought his family, his daughter is recovering from an illness, he created a new life and for him that is a tremendous success. He has lived and lives in boxing," the trainer said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JWHardin on 02-12-2019

[QUOTE=Corbett;19506721]Other away around Ortiz didn’t want to fight on 22nd Dec then got loud when he heard Chisora had signed up to the fight plus Whyte constantly called out Ortiz when he was signed to Matchroom but Ortiz decided to…

Comment by earl-hickey on 02-12-2019

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;19506485]Wasn't he the WBA mandatory???[/QUOTE] Yes he was. At the time he became WBA mandatory Joshua already had an overdue mandatory defence against Kubrat Pulev who had been waiting since before the AJ vs Klitschko fight. The IBF and WBA…

Comment by R.KHLMS4LIFE on 02-12-2019

Next fight should be povetkin then Whyte AJ or even fury sure I'd like to see a Wilder rematch even for wilder was losing to Ortiz got saved by the Bell then got the job as Wilder usually does. Ortiz…

Comment by BendOver on 02-12-2019

That is not true

Comment by BendOver on 02-12-2019

[QUOTE=earl-hickey;19505840]Post the approaches Luis Ortiz team has made to the following fighters Alexander Povetkin Kubrat Pulev Dominic Brezeale Andy Ruiz Jr Carlos Takam Adam kownaki Flip Hrgovic Joseph Parker Oh that's right they HAVEN'T Ortiz only wants to fight BUMS…

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