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Luis Ortiz Rejects Any Claims He Took Steroids

By Elisinio Castillo

Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz (22-0, 19KOs) is fighting off claims that he took steroids prior to last month's first round stoppage of Lateef Kayode in Las Vegas. Ortiz's urine sample contained Nandrolone, an anabolic steroid banned in boxing.

The fight with Kayode was a WBA final eliminator. The WBA has suspended an order which directs Ortiz to face WBA 'regular' champion Ruslan Chagaev. Ortiz will get the opportunity to plead his case on October 27th, during a hearing before the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

"I do not know what they're talking about, but I can assure you that nothing was ever taken to get any advantages over my opponents. The only thing I take in abundance when I prepare for a fight is water. Those people in Las Vegas are crazy. They [the Commission] may say what they want. I know I'm clean," Ortiz told George Ebro.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lou Cipher on 10-27-2014

Somebody needs to tell this guy that in America, water is not introduced to the human body intravenously daily during training camp.

Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 10-26-2014

Change the last name to Johnson and he won't have any problem getting into the HOF if he's decent. E.g. Shane Mosley.

Comment by artfuL_ on 10-26-2014

Let the commission do their job :rofl:

Comment by G G G on 10-26-2014

Up next: Rigondeaux. Props to the commission for cracking down these cheaters.

Comment by gauze on 10-26-2014

i would rather see dingers than know the terrifying truth of which fighter is superior on a level playing field.

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