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.


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.

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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…

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