Luis Ortiz Inks Pact With Al Haymon

By Rick Reeno has been informed that undefeated heavyweight puncher Luis Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) of Cuba has signed on with powerful adviser Al Haymon.

"The Real King Kong" Ortiz, who turns 38 today, is managed by Jay Jiminez and promoted by Dade Promotions.

Last year, Ortiz saw action three times and under two promotional banners.


Ortiz fought in March, when he knocked out Tony Thompson in an HBO televised bout from the DC Armory in Weshington DC.

Then he was sidelined for a few months while his team negotiated a release from their promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions.

After departing from Golden Boy, Ortiz and his team started working with British promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport. The deal, according to Ortiz's handlers, was on a fight by fight basis.

Ortiz fought in November on a Matchroom card from Monaco, where he won a decision over Malik Scott. And then Ortiz came back in December, as part of the Anthony Joshua-Eric Molina undercard in Manchester, and stopped David Allen.

The World Boxing Association had recently ordered the winner of Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko, which takes place on April 29 at Wembley, to make a mandatory defense against Ortiz. The Joshua-Klitschko bout will have the IBF, WBA, IBO world titles at stake. The IBF has also ordered the winner to make a mandatory, against Kubrat Pulev.

Besides the path of Joshua-Klitschko, Ortiz now has another lucrative option in his path, as Haymon is also the adviser of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Before Wilder can even consider Ortiz, the World Boxing Council has ordered the unbeaten champion to make a mandatory defense in a rematch with Bermane Stiverne.

Haymon has other heavyweights in his stable, including Gerald Washington, Dominic Breazeale, Travis Kauffman, Chris Arreola, Izu Ugonoh, and Artur Szpilka - which provides several potential opponents to keep Ortiz busy.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by etech1 on 04-01-2017

[QUOTE=JASON SHAW;17551434]i guess the hundreds of racist comments about haymon being this and that must have gone unnoticed by a retarded groupie like yourself....[/QUOTE] Im sure theres some a$$ hole white racists that dont like haymon just cuz he is…

Comment by etech1 on 03-31-2017

[QUOTE=Jkp;17551534]Your an idiot if you rank aj #1 before he's fought a single toperson boxer. Casual[/QUOTE] Its called having an eye for talent you f tard. Wlad is shot. Tyson fury got lucky getting a shot klitschko. Wilder has not…

Comment by tommyg6 on 03-30-2017

Hopefully Ortiz/Wilder happens but we all know, that ain't gonna happen.

Comment by soul_survivor on 03-30-2017

[QUOTE=bigdunny1;17551184]His manager and Hearn said he signed. But the honeymoon didn't last long until Dade promotions the first promoter contract Ortiz ever signed started making comments bashing Hearn. Now Ortiz working with his 3rd co-promoter/adviser. Dade has always been in…

Comment by juggernaut666 on 03-29-2017

[QUOTE=JASON SHAW;17551163]it was nonexistent before... Now there is a way better chance of it happening .... All you haymon haters have been wrong on every haymon theory.... Try to come up with some better theories.....[/QUOTE] how was it non existant?…

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