Luis Ortiz: We Must Pay Tribute To Ali By Making The Right Fights

By Reynaldo 'El Papi Chulo' Sanchez

Undefeated Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz (25-0, 22KOs) is training in Miami, Florida for his next fight against Alexander Ustinov of Russia. Meanwhile, from the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Fla. Ortiz spoke briefly with Ringsidefightingnews and, and says he is ready to face the best fighters. What do you think about the fact that very few heavyweights mention the name of Luis Ortiz?

LO: Well, I think they know what they do and why they do it. Everyone knows that I'm a fighter with power in both hands and with tools to defeat them. I think they prefer to keep quiet and not go into a danger zone. They know I'm ready to fight and represent Cuba and USA in every fight.

luis-ortiz-tony-thompson (8) (720x481)_1 What can you tell us about the WBA tournament to get one heavyweight champion?

LO: It's very good. Fury and Klitschko must fight a rematch first, and I'm in the mix to face the winner of that fight. I hope to fight them when the time comes. In the meantime, we train and we are waiting for our next fight. What can you tell us about your fight against Alexander Ustinov?

LO: For now almost nothing. My job is to be ready to fight and stay in the gym. I have to talk to my team, my manager Jay Jimenez and my promoter Oscar De La Hoya from Golden Boy Promotions, they are who decide on about these issues. Any message for your next opponents?

LO: I want to tell them I'm ready to fight anyone. I hope they arrive in good condition and give the boxing fan the fights they deserve. Muhammad Ali just died, and we are shocked with this news. We must pay tribute to the greatest Muhammad Ali, and make the right fights.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MC Hammer on 06-07-2016

[QUOTE=deathofaclown;16769477]I never even mentioned Joshua. I was just making a point that certain promoters and most fighters don't even acknowledge Ortiz, even though everyone knows he's might be a real threat to the division. I just used Hearn as an…

Comment by joe strong on 06-07-2016

Another roid cheat who has little fanbase. I suspect Fury/klitschko winner to vacate the WBA belt to fight for a much larger payday. I think he will be fighting Chagaev for the vacant strap...

Comment by dammage7 on 06-07-2016

pay tribute by telling his promoter to make the best fights, with canelo vs GGG hypocrit

Comment by RiC-DiC on 06-07-2016

Pay tribute to Ali by not taking PEDs :boxing:

Comment by deathofaclown on 06-06-2016

[QUOTE=Freedom2016;16769645]Well, why does Hearn need to mention his name then If it's not to fight his golden goose? What do you want him to say, oh there is also this fighter called Luis Ortiz who hasn't fought anyone decent yet…

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