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Ruslan Chagaev-Luis Ortiz is Ordered By The WBA

By Hilmar Rojas

The World Boxing Association championships committee has ordered 'regular' heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev and the interim-champion Luis Ortiz of Cuba to begin negotiations for an upcoming title fight. The negotiations period shall last 30 days, beginning today. In the event both parties do not reach an agreement, the WBA shall order a purse bid. 

Chagaev has been the champion since June 6, 2014 and has a record of 23-2-1, 20 KO’s, while Ortiz became the interim champion on September 11 with a first round TKO of Lateef Kayode. He has a record of 22-0, 19 KO’s.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 10-04-2014

Ortiz has beaten an old monte barrett, a blown up CW in kayode & a handful of below average journeymen. He really hasn't earned anything but a good ranking via regional belts. chagaev also never deserved to be in a…

Comment by Tobi.G on 10-03-2014

[QUOTE=chocolate;14996327]Im not asking him to have a David Haye body but Chagaev needs to improve his physique and fitness, otherwise he is getting put to sleep by Ortiz. Chagaev was so out of shape in the Oquendo fight he barely…

Comment by Tobi.G on 10-03-2014

[QUOTE=dammage7;14996275]good, this way we dont get a stupid oquendo rematch[/QUOTE] Oquendo rematch will be done before.....:nonono:

Comment by Hougigo on 10-02-2014

Probably making room for another interim belt

Comment by The Hammer on 10-02-2014

Ortiz will beat the faded Chagaev. Then, we may see Wladimir Klitschko vs. Luis Ortiz, which is an interesting heavyweight title fight.

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