Team Luis Ortiz Claims He’s Clean, Offers Comical “Proof”

by David P. Greisman

The team of heavyweight Luis Ortiz has provided with a statement following the news that broke earlier this afternoon, in which’s Dan Rafael reported that Ortiz had come up positive for the banned steroid nandrolone in testing done for his Sept. 11 first-round stoppage win over Lateef Kayode.

The bout was for the World Boxing Association’s “interim” heavyweight title, though the sanctioning body also has a “regular” titleholder in Ruslan Chagaev and a “super champion” in Wladimir Klitschko

In offering a rebuttal, Ortiz’s team also attached a comical form of “proof” — a test for anabolic steroids performed on Oct. 7, nearly a month after the bout took place and long after any banned substances could’ve cycled out of his system. The test was performed by a LabCorp location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The statement was forward to BoxingScene by Reynaldo Sanchez, an Ortiz team member who apparently doubles as a boxing writer who has penned articles on Ortiz and other boxers for multiple websites, including this one.

"We are in communication with the Nevada State Athletic Commission on this matter," the statement said in part. "On Oct-07 Luis Ortiz make at LabCorp analysis which indicates that Ortiz NO tested positive for steroids."

“Luis Ortiz [is] even willing to get tested on a Lie Detector to clear his image as a clean athlete," the statement said. "Luis Ortiz does not need to use stimulants to win his fights."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by theface07 on 10-24-2014

Somebody drugged King Kong and sadly I can't say I'm surprised. At least he didn't win a real title if he was using. I agree that the use of PEDs shouldn't be tolerated in any sport but it seems unlikely…

Comment by BoxngLove on 10-23-2014

As a former athlete myself, I have to say that diet, nutrition, proper exercise and sleep are a great concern. It is a lifestyle choice that not everyone takes as seriously as, say, Hopkins, but everyone follows something and believes…

Comment by kafkod on 10-23-2014

[QUOTE=Foreign Soil;15045280]No doubt it's happened before. I believe Wach fired his entire team after he tested positive against Wlad claiming they slipped him PEDs without his knowing. His trainer at the time(Juan De Leon) also tampered with the gloves and…

Comment by Foreign Soil on 10-23-2014

[QUOTE=Cinci Champ;15045129]i believe the fighter could pass a lie detector but could this guy pass a lie detector is the real question. i really do believe there are times boxers are givin ped when their trainers or whatever tell them…

Comment by Cinci Champ on 10-22-2014

i believe the fighter could pass a lie detector but could this guy pass a lie detector is the real question. i really do believe there are times boxers are givin ped when their trainers or whatever tell them its…

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