Puerto Rican amateur star Willito Ortiz has signed on with Split-T Management. Ortiz, 19-years old of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, compiled a total record of 48-4 and won four National Championships in a row (2019-2022).
As a member of Team Puerto Rico, Ortiz amassed a Gold Medal at the 2019 Cinturon de Oro Tournament in Ecuador, a Bronze Medal at the 2021 Pan-Am Games in Colombia, and a Silver Medal at the 2022 Copa Independencia Tournament in the Dominican Republic.
A product of the renowned Monterrey Boxing Club in Bayamon, Ortiz will begin his professional career at welterweight.
"I am thrilled and extremely proud of this signing," said Split-T's Ricardo Figueroa. "Willito Ortiz has all the makings of a super star! He's a young, skilled, power punching southpaw and I truly believe that with hard work and dedication, he will one day be a World Champion."
The signing of Ortiz part of larger move by Split-T Management to expand its role in Puerto Rican boxing, led by the efforts of Figueroa.
Ortiz will make his professional debut at the 2022 World Boxing Organization Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Miguel Cotto Promotions is in charge of promoting the WBO's "Tournament of Champions" boxing cardon which Ortiz will be making his debut on October 26th at the famed Pedrín Zorrilla Coliseum in San Juan.
"I am very happy and thankful that Split-T and David McWater believe in me and are allowing me to be a part of the number one management company in the world. I also want to thank the WBO and President Paco Varcarcel for the opportunity to participate in such a prestigious event as the WBO Convention and, of course, Miguel Cotto and Cotto Promotions for the opportunity to be on their promotion. Everyone can expect big things from me and my team, from Bayamon to the world," said Ortiz.