By Ryan Burton
Former heavyweight title challenger Luis "King Kong" Oritz (29-1) held a media workout on Thursday in South Florida for his upcoming fight against Travis Kauffman (32-2). The fight will be part of the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury Showtime pay-per-view undercard.
The Cuban puncher will be fighting for third time this year. In March he was stopped by Wilder after nearly having the WBC heavyweight champion out on his feet. He bounced back from that loss with a 2nd round knockout of Razvan Cojanu in July.
"We are 100% ready. We really haven't stopped training since the last fight and really all year we have been training almost nonstop. We like this activity level. I could fight five or six times a year. Fighting is what I do," said Ortiz.
"The training has been continuous. The face and the name change but the training stays the same. The game plan changes and we know Travis is a tough physical fighter but we will be ready for what he brings."
Kauffman has had some harsh words for Ortiz, questioning his wins because of two failed drug tests for performance enhancing drugs. Ortiz said that Kauffman will find out very soon what he is capable of.
"He has been doing a lot of talking saying that I am a cheater but what my advantage is, is my hands and he will see that. 29 others have tried and it didn't work so he will see what I bring on fight night," said Ortiz.
The Wilder-Fury pay-per-view undercard will also feature the return of WBA/IBF super welterweight champion Jarrett Hurd who faces Jason Welborn and 2016 Olympic heavyweight silver medalist Joe Joyce who takes on Joe Hanks.
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