Luis Ortiz is a professional boxer who hails from the Latin American country of Cuba. As a boxer he has been very successful and has picked up a worldwide reputation for holding the WBA Interim World Heavyweight Title for 2015-2016. To know more about Luis Ortiz’s net worth in 2018, keep reading this article.
Luis Ortiz Early Life
Luis Ortiz was born on the 29th of March, 1979. His place of birth was Camaguey in Cuba. He made his first appearance in Miami against the American boxer, Lamar Davis at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at Hollywood, Florida. He had his second professional fight at the same venue. In fact, he had recurring wins at different locations against different professional fighters and did manage to curve a particular fan base for himself. Subsequently, he fought at several regional championships and won various fights against some of the biggest names. His biggest wins include, his win against the former World Title Challenger, Bert Cooper by a knock out. His fight against Luis Andres Pineda, who was the Cruiserweight World Title Challenger, was another great win in Luis Ortiz’s career. In 2012, Ortiz fought against Epifanio Mendoza. This fight was for the acquiring of the vacant titles of WBO and WBC Latino Heavyweight. He also made a remarkable record of fighting three times within eighteen days in the Dominican Republic.
Luis Ortiz Career, Awards & Achievement
Luis Ortiz’s shot to international fame was however, stirred by his win against Lateef Kayode, which earned him the Interim WBA Heavyweight title. In this fight, Luis Ortiz knocked down Lateef in the very first round. After this, he has had some really high profile fights in order to defend his title. Later in 2016, Luis Ortiz became the first foreign boxer to sign with the promotional company, Matchroom Sport run by Eddie Hearn.
During this time, his most well known fights were the ones against British boxer, David Allen and his IBF Heavyweight title fight against Joshua-Molina at the Manchester Arena on December 10th. On the 29th of March, 2017, Luis Ortiz signed up with Al Haymon, the famous boxing adviser. On 22nd of April a fight was fixed between Luis Ortiz and Derric Rossy for the Shawn Porter Andre Berto World title eliminator and was scheduled to be held at the Barclays Center. However, because of an injury, a broken thumb that Luis Ortiz got during the training for the match, the fight had to be called off.
Soon after this, a fight was announced for July 18th between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz. Here, Wilder was to defend his WBC title against Luis Ortiz. Although there were several controversies regarding the fight, ultimately the date was changed and a new date was announced at a press conference. The last match in Luis Ortiz’s career was against Deontay Wilder and he was defeated at the fight by Wilder. After this, Luis Ortiz could not make much of a comeback, as he got embroiled In a series of doping controversies.
Awards and Achievements
Luis Ortiz has won several awards and titles over his career. In fact, as an amateur, he picked up the silver medal at the 2005 Boxing World Cup in Russia. In the same year, he also picked up the Gold Medal at the Pan American Boxing Championship being held in Brazil. He fought in both the competitions in the 91 kg category. He was also a quarterfinalist in the World Championship held in China. Finally in 2015, he won the World Heavyweight Title, which he held for a year.
Net Worth of Luis Ortiz
Luis Ortiz’s net worth is estimated to be amounting to a total of a considerable $20 million, thanks to his impeccable boxing talent!
Luis Ortiz had a really remarkable career in boxing, especially for someone hailing from a country like Cuba. Nevertheless, irrespective of the several doping controversies, Luis Ortiz didn’t fail to prove his mettle and even achieved to come back to the ring and make a mark.