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Luis Ortiz is All Smiles, King Kong Given a Pass in WBC Final Ruling

By World Boxing Council

I. BACKGROUND

Luis Ortiz enrolled in the WBC Clean Boxing Program’s (“CBP”) out-of-competition anti-doping testing by virtue of being rated in the top 15 in the Heavyweight division of the WBC world ratings.

On September 28, 2017, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) reported to the WBC that Mr. Ortiz’ “A” sample taken on September 22, 2017, yielded adverse analytical findings for Chlorithiazide and Hydroclorothiazide (the "Finding").

II. WBC PRIOR RULING

On October 4, 2017, the WBC Board of Governors issued the following Emergency Ruling:

1. Mr. Ortiz': (1) Finding; (2) failure to disclose ingesting the Medicament in his enrollment TUE: and (3) failure to disclose ingesting the Medication in the sample collection form, constituted three violations of the WBC CBP's Protocol;

2. Assessing Mr. Ortiz a fine of $ 25,000;

3. Ordering Mr. Ortiz to undertake a complete physical examination protocol the WBC Medical Advisory Committee designed performed by a licensed physician(s) the WBC pre-approved;

4. Instructing VADA, pursuant to the WBC CBP, to design a specific random testing protocol for Mr. Ortiz to commence as soon as feasible after the emergency ruling and shall continue for six-months thereafter, or up to the date of his next fight, whichever time is longer; and

5. Withdrawing its previously issued sanction for his scheduled bout against WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder.

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III. WBC FINAL RULING

1. Pursuant to the WBC Prior Ruling, Mr. Ortiz underwent the following medical examinations as ordered and arranged by the WBC Medical Advisory Committee Chairman Dr. Paul Wallace.

a. Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA) of Brain;
b. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of brain without contrast;
c. Electrocardiogram (EKG);
d. Exercise stress echocardiogram provided both myocardial perfusion and echocardiographic structural assessment;
e. Formal neurocognitive testing, with a notation of any deterioration from the baseline (first) assessment;
f. Blood work including a complete blood count (CBC) and complete metabolic panel (CMET) which includes hepatic tests, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine and glucose; and
g. Ophthalmologic eye exam with pupil dilation and retinal examination.

2. Dr. Wallace reviewed the results of all the medical examinations, each one of which were completely normal and revealed no ongoing adverse health condition whatsoever.

3. Dr. Wallace also examined Mr. Ortiz` medical history and confirmed the medical justification for Mr. Ortiz to ingest a blood pressure medication which eventually resulted in Mr. Ortiz' adverse finding.

4. The WBC Board of Governors hereby ratifies the Prior Ruling's finding that Mr. Ortiz` failure to disclose his ingestion of prescribed high blood medication constitutes a violation of the WBC CBP Protocol, and confirms the $25,000 USD fine.

5. In light of the information set forth above, however, the WBC concludes that the evidence available to the WBC supports a finding that Mr. Ortiz' ingestion of high blood pressure medication was directed to the treatment of an ongoing medical condition. Therefore, Mr. Ortiz will continue to be tested based on a specifically designed testing protocol. As of the date of this ruling, Mr. Ortiz is available to compete in WBC-sanctioned events, and shall be confirmed in the WBC ratings in a position consistent with the recommendation of the WBC Ratings Committee.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pigeons on 12-02-2017

Wilder should sign to fight Ortiz again. It would be a much better fight than Whyte or Breazeale.

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 12-01-2017

I see you, fat boy. You lucky, but come to think of it, you unlucky. This Alabammer Hammer right here got your name written all over it.

Comment by Robbie Barrett on 12-01-2017

[QUOTE=kushking;18274812]Your truly a dumb bîtch, it's like trying to school a literal fvcking retard with herpies that wants to keep sleeping with hookers without a condom,thats the level of dumb fvckery talking to you equates to.,get a life you loser.:loser:[/QUOTE]…

Comment by kushking on 12-01-2017

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;18274807]Now it's Wilder haters. But you said it was posters giving their favourite fighter a pass earlier. Make up your mind flip-flopper. Florida commission doctor confirmed he got the meds at the ER, WBC doctor confirmed Ortiz had a…

Comment by Robbie Barrett on 12-01-2017

[QUOTE=kushking;18274793]You dumb fvck,the FACTS are that Ortiz popped dirty AGAIN for diuretics that are used to clean roids out of shîtbags like his system. Some people hate Wilder like you do,so they FAVOR Ortiz as they do EVERYONE of his…

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