Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Luis Ortiz: Joyce Called Me Out - Ran With Tail Between His Legs

By Elisinio Castillo

Heavyweight contender Luis 'King Kong' Ortiz is ready and willing to face any and all comers.

Ortiz is currently full training, in preparation for a Showtime  televised fight on March 2 in Brooklyn with Christian Hammer, an evening headlined by his compatriot Erislandy Lara in a showdown with undefeated Brian Castano.

"Nobody at heavyweight mentions the name of 'King Kong.' I do not know what's going on, I feel like I'm among the best heavyweights in the world and they do not give me that recognition," Ortiz said to Univision.

joyce-ortiz

This Saturday night, Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce will face former heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne in London.

Joyce had previously challenged Ortiz to a fight after winning one of his recent bouts - but when the Cuban puncher sought him out to finalize the fight, he says the Briton "stuck his tail between his legs."

"He (Joyce) said my name, but when we were close to the dressing room, we called him out and asked him if he wanted to fight, but he stuck his tail between his legs," says Ortiz.

"(Joyce) said some time ago that he offered me the fight, but that I had asked for a lot of money, and at no time did an offer arrive into the hands of my manager."

Ortiz wants to position himself for a rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Back in March 2018, Ortiz had Wilder in serious trouble in the seventh round, but the champion recovered and then knocked Ortiz out in round ten.

As for the number of fights he plans to make this year, Ortiz joked that he could fight every two weeks.

"I can fight one week on and one week off, I'm ready," Ortiz said.

"To all the heavyweights,  I'm 'King Kong' and I want to fight with the best in the world, if you're not on the list to fight the best, retire or wait for me to leave," Ortiz said.

Tags: Joe Joyce image   Luis Ortiz image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by garfios on 02-24-2019

[QUOTE=Bonduu;19530987]Ortiz always have chit to say when a boxer has already signed to fight and have moved on...either he has bad promoters or managers or he is deliberately avoid big fights and just wants a crack on a Wilder again.…

Comment by Robbie Barrett on 02-24-2019

[QUOTE=Robertthebruce;19536885]Then why has Abel Sanchez made his comments about staying away from Ortiz? If he was so easy[/QUOTE] Because Joyce is sh[I]i[/I]t.

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 02-24-2019

[QUOTE=landotter;19536641]Of COURSE it is your opinion, and it is all good. I love me some Ortiz. Have been on his bandwagon for a long time. Thought that the war with Wilder was a blast that Ortiz was winning. But Usyk's…

Comment by JSN006 on 02-24-2019

Joyces slimey bigmouth sleazey manager weirdo said ortiz signed on to hammer before they went to stiverne and then abel came out for the second time in a year saying he rejected the ortiz fight! LOL and y'all say hes…

Comment by Robertthebruce on 02-24-2019

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;19533146]Yep. Gennady won both fights. Most people who know how to score had Golovkin winning both times.[/QUOTE] I'm so pleased there are people like you who remember the TRUTH. GGG was robbed twice but so many Canelo nuthuggers like changing…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (90)
Top Headlines Adrien Broner Hit With Restraining Order Over Caldwell Threat Bowen vs. McCorry, Gorman vs. Johnson on ESPN+ DAZN Reveals $99.99 Yearly Plan, Monthly Increase to $19.99 Photos: Edwards vs. Moreno, Okolie vs. Camacho - Final Presser Dalton Smith Inks Promotional With Eddie Hearn Malignaggi Fears Khan Will Take Vicious Beating From Crawford Schaefer: Spence is a PPV Fighter, Maybe They'll Face Him Now Breazeale: Fury Put On Boxing Clinic; No Way In Hell Wilder Won Warren: Kid Galahad Must Pull Out All Stops To Beat Warrington Photos: Charlie Edwards, Buatsi, Okolie - Putting in Work Lawrence Okolie Confident Wadi Camacho Will Go To Sleep Eubank Jr: It's Inevitable That I'll Share a Ring With Canelo Breazeale Smiles: Wilder is My 'Golden Ticket' To Joshua Rematch UK Boxing: Williamson, Butcher, McFadden, McGurk, Smith Lucian Bute Makes His Retirement From Boxing Official Once More To The Home Court For Lamont Peterson Spence: It Only Makes Sense To Fight Manny Pacquiao Next Photos: Mercito Gesta, Antonio Rodriguez - On Weight To Fight Eleider Alvarez vs. Jesse Hart is Possible For June 28 Wilder's Manager: DAZN Never Told Us What Joshua Was Getting Estrada's Coach Confident Knockout of Sor Rungvisai is Possible Sakio Bika vs. Lionell Thompson Part of PBC Prelims, March 24 Jermell Charlo Found Not Guilty On Domestic Violence Charges Jarrett Hurd vs. Julian Williams To Land in Washington D.C Wilder: Long Relationship With SHO, I Consider Them My Family Ivan Golub vs. Karim Mayfield Top Broadway Boxing, April 10 Whyte Hopes To Become WBC Mandatory, Meeting Scheduled Nathan Gorman vs. Kevin Johnson Now Set For Leicester Adrien Broner Under Fire After Threatening To Shoot Gays Hearn To Team Wilder: Try To End My F***ing Empire, End Me! Usyk-Lebedev WBA Purse Bid on 3/28; Usyk Likely To Vacate Turchi vs. Olivier Tops Matchroom Italy Card, April 26 on DAZN Danny Garcia: If My Dad Thinks You're an Assh*le, He'll Tell You Breazeale Sent Gifts To Boxer Who Knocked Out Wilder's Brother Finkel: Joshua Fight Will Only Become Worth More for Wilder Warrington: We Don't Need People Like Kid Galahad in Our Sport! Okolie Explains The Growing Tension With Dillian Whyte Carl Thompson Reflects on Career, Haye, Eubank Victories Frank Warren Gives Wilder High Praise For Staying With PBC, SHO Mikey Garcia: I'll Get 5th Title, I'll Be a Champion at Welterweight!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement