Undefeated Cuban heavyweight prospect, Luis Ortiz (14-0, 12 KOs), will step in the ring on Friday, February 10th against an opponent to be announced.
In his professional career, Ortiz has fought a varied combination of journeymen and untested fighters, winning minor titles in 2011 with a knockout over Luis Andres Pineda (who was 22-9-1 at the time).
Ortiz had a 343-19 record as an amateur and began his professional career in 2010 in the United States after leaving behind his family in Cuba, a country that has banned professional sports.
“It is a privilege to be a Cuban fighter, there is the best schools in Cuba for boxing,” said Ortiz to the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce. He went on to say, “They have had some of the biggest names in boxing all around the world. Now that I am in pro boxing, I want to accomplish the same thing. The big people are over here. I always wanted to accomplish this big dream inside of me and that’s to be the champion of the world.”
His amateur record of more than 300 fights has assured him a quick rise in the professional ranks and the Chamber of Commerce goes on to quote the fighter.
“In my mind every fight is important to me, the next fight is more important than the next and the next. I don’t want anything fast, I want everything for sure. I will be happy when I have my daughter next to me when I am champion.”
This bout will be on the undercard of the main event that will feature Orlando Cruz vs. Alejandro Delgado in the featherweight division. All fights will take place at the Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida. It is reported that the Telemundo Network will televise the main event at 11:35pm EST in the United States and that the Televisa Deportes Network will air it at 11:00pm CST in Mexico and Central America.