Who is Luis Ortiz?

Luis Ortiz is a competitive Cuban boxer. Known for the nickname “KingKong”, Luis was born on March 29, 1979, in Camaguey, Cuba. He is well-known gaining the WBA Interim World Heavyweight Title for 2015-16. Besides, he has challenged once for the WBC heavyweight title in 2018 and 2019. Luis, with a height of 6 feet 4 inches, he has been able to maintain his body fit. He holds a Cuban nationality.

Quick Info
Celebrated NameLuis Ortiz
Birth DateMarch 29, 1979
Birth PlaceCamaguey, Cuba
Marital StatusUnmarried
Children1 daughter

Luis Ortiz

Professional Career

Luis played professional boxing for the first time on February 16, 2010, against an American boxer, Lamar Davis. He won the fight just within the 80 seconds of round 1. Eventually, he was able to impress audiences. Then, he fought his second professional fight on June 15, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. He defeated Charles Davis in round 4.

Moreover, he became able to win the title of WBC FECARBOX heavyweight against Kendrick Releford, during his third pro fight on August 24, 2010. In round 2, he won the match, via 8 round unanimous decision 80-72, 79-72, and 79-72. Furthermore, Luis won the next 2 matches defeating Zack Page and Francisco Alvarez.

Professional Boxing Record of Luis Ortiz

In total, Luis had 35 fights.

Winning for 31 times:

  • 26 times winning by knockout
  • 3 times by decision
  • 2 times by disqualification

Losing for 2 times: 

  • 2 loses by knockout

Luis Ortiz


Cuban Championships medals

  • 2002 – silver medal, 95 kg
  • 2003 – bronze medal, 91+ kg
  • 2005 – silver medal, 91 kg
  • 2006 – gold medal, 91 kg
  • 2008 – white ribbon, 91+ kg

International results

  • 2005 – Pan American Championships, Brazil – gold medal, 91 kg
  • In 2005 – World Cup (team competition), Russia – silver medal, 91 kg
  • 2005 – World Championships, China – quarter-finalist, 91 kg

Net Worth of Luis Ortiz

Earning massive popularity, Luis Ortiz has been successful to gain a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $22 million, as of 2019.

Luis Ortiz

Personal Life

Luis’s recent match against Deontay Wilder is the second important fight for his life. His daughter is fighting against an agonizing, blistering skin disease, which is more important to him. Luis made his professional career in boxing so he could provide better care for his daughter.

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