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Luis Ortiz: Wilder Will Put Fury To Sleep - Then I Want Rematch!

On Saturday, December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz (29-1, 25 KOs) will continue in his journey to secure another world title shot.

Ortiz is going to collide with another veteran, Travis Kauffman (32-2, 23 KOs), in a 10-round bout.

The contest will be part of the Showtime Pay-Per-View undercard to the anticipated showdown between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and challenger Tyson Fury.

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Back in March, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Ortiz nearly derailed Wilder in the seventh round of their contest. He had Wilder out on his feet, but the champion rallied down the stretch and knocked out Ortiz in the tenth round.

The 39-year-old Ortiz bounced back in July by scoring a second round knockout of Razvan Cojanu. 

The ultimate goal for Ortiz is to secure a rematch, as soon as possible, with Wilder.

"I feel blessed to be on the Wilder vs. Fury card and competing on a huge night of boxing in front of a full house,'' said Ortiz.

"In my last fight at Staples Center the fans showed me so much love and I can't wait to be back. I know Travis Kauffman has a good record and I know he's definitely got heart. If all goes as expected and Wilder puts Fury to sleep like I think he will, I want another shot at him ASAP. It will be an epic rematch between me and Wilder.''

Before Ortiz can even think about a rematch with Wilder, he needs to contend with Kauffman.

Kauffman is coming off a majority decision win over Scott Alexander in May, and he views Ortiz as the perfect opportunity to secure a world title shot.

"I'm looking forward to stepping up and challenging myself in an exciting fight," said Kauffman. "Luis Ortiz is the second best heavyweight in the world next to Deontay Wilder. But I'm the toughest fighter you'll ever face. This is my chance to prove that I'm a great fighter and I'm excited to do it on this huge stage."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tony Trick-Pony on 12-04-2018

You're all wrong, King Kong. :lol1: Man, so many people called this one the wrong way.

Comment by Muz on 11-13-2018

[QUOTE=ceylon mooney;19268826]i usually think of this in terms of promoters but that makes a lotta sense also.[/QUOTE] Thank you. Its logic and fact that's why. These punks listening to the LDBC and other biased online outlets has brainwashed an entire…

Comment by Muz on 11-13-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;19267393]This is really wierd. Sounds like you're a butthurt manfan! PBC is the best and Wilder vs Ortiz is the best fight at heavyweight.. between number one and number two.[/QUOTE] Clearly you are either a 16 year old or an…

Comment by ceylon mooney on 11-13-2018

[QUOTE=Muz;19266801]I love the Pbc script they hand to these puppets. Boxing right now has turned into factions with PBC, DAZN & EsPN as the three leagues. Each league builds up each others roster, but PBC takes it to another level…

Comment by ceylon mooney on 11-13-2018

[QUOTE=Gentblue;19266129]Stiverne never should have got a shot even Wilder said as much.. he played the system and has a promoter in with the WBC.. It more a look at the sorry state of boxing at times then a knock on…

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