The Best Featherweight Boxers of All Time. [104] The fight was Hammer's American debut as he weighed in at 257 pounds. He held the WBA interim heavyweight title from 2015 to 2016, and has challenged twice for the WBC heavyweight title in 2018 and 2019. The big three of the era, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Joe Frazier, are all included on this list. Hammer managed to back Ortiz up with a right hand. Kubrat Pulev’s camp used him as a sparring partner when the Bulgarian boxer was preparing to fight Wladimir Klitschko back in 2014. After Ortiz landed 15 unanswered punches on Kayode, the referee waved off the fight. As will be obvious, all of our lists emphasize individual accomplishment in each fighter’s time, that is to say a holistic view of a boxer’s legacy, with little concern for the unanswerable who-beats-who question. [62] Ortiz's manager Jay Jimenez clarified the situation regarding the WBC, stating that their decision wasn't to punish Ortiz, but rather they were concerned about his health. Showtime revealed the card would include Daniel Jacobs as chief support. [5] Ortiz then fought 27 year old Corey Winfield (4-7, 2 KOs) in May at the Rec Center in Wilson, North Carolina. Anthony Yarde and Alfredo Angulo are off the show because opponents could not be secured", "Luis Ortiz Drops Travis Kauffman Three Times, TKO Win in Tenth", "Luis Ortiz stops Travis Kauffman in the final round to remain on course for another world title fight", "Luis Ortiz chasing Deontay Wilder rematch", "Is Targeting Luis Ortiz So Soon A Good Idea For Joe Joyce? Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S. Ortiz entitled to 60 percent, meaning he would earn at least $360,000, and Ustinov entitled to 40 percent, at least $240,000. Felix Savón , Cuban heavyweight boxer, who became the second fighter to win three Olympic gold medals in the same weight class and the first to capture six world amateur boxing titles. [40], The following day it was confirmed that Ortiz would be fighting for the vacant WBA Inter-continental heavyweight title in the ‘Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza’ main event against American Malik Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs) on 12 November. [83] The fight averaged 1.1 million viewers and peaked at 1.2 million on Showtime. A 30 year old Ortiz made his debut on 16 February 2010, against American boxer Lamar Davis (4-1, 1 KO) in a scheduled 4 round bout at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. [52], On 18 July 2017, it was reported that a deal was being worked out for Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) to make his sixth defence of his WBC title against Ortiz. [59] ESPN was advised that Stiverne would fight Breazeale on the undercard in a title eliminator. That is the burden every Cuban boxer carries into the ring with them. I'm going to ask the government to put me on disability, maybe that way Joshua will fight me [...] I won't shy away from any challenge. [103] The fight was made official the next day, to take place on the Erislandy Lara vs. Brian Castaño undercard, live on Showtime. [29], On 9 February 2016, it was announced that Ortiz would defend his WBA Interim title against veteran heavyweight Tony Thompson (40-6, 27 KOs) at the DC Armory, in Washington on 5 March. Ortiz won his next 2 bouts via eighth-round stoppage against Zack Page and Francisco Álvarez (12-1, 10 KO), improving his record to 5 wins in as many fights, with 4 coming within the distance. 2008 Cuban National School Games. Rivera was deducted 2 points in round 4 and then disqualified in round 5 for repeated low blows. On 23 November, the fight was officially agreed to take place on the undercard of the Anthony Joshua vs. Éric Molina IBF heavyweight title fight on 10 December at the Manchester Arena, Manchester, England. [98] On fight night, Ortiz dropped Kauffman three times before winning the fight via TKO in the final round. He is best... Andry Laffita Fernández (born March 26, 1978 in Pinar del Río) is a retired Cuban amateur... Yordenis Ugás Hernández (born July 14, 1986 in Santiago de Cuba) is a Cuban professional... Yampier Hernández Gonzales (born 30 August 1984 in Havana) is a Cuban boxer who has qualified... Emilio Correa Bayeux Jr. (born October 12, 1985) is a Cuban amateur boxer best known for... José Legrá (born 19 April 1943) is a retired professional featherweight boxer. 165 pounds, 1st Place; 2011 Cuban National Championships, 200 … Ortiz won the fight via technical knockout (TKO) after just under 80 seconds of round 1. He put up a great fight. The WBA waited on this date before they would decide to take any action. Allen commented on the match-up, "I don’t think he's what he's hyped up to be, but I will give him more opportunity than Malik Scott to show he is the real deal, I’ll stand in front of him and see what he's about. It was a great fight and I performed well." Ortiz never informed VADA that he had been on medication. Wilder then unloaded on Ortiz in round 10, who at that point looked tired, dropping him twice before the match was halted by referee David Fields. List of famous boxers from Cuba, listed alphabetically with photos of the boxers when available. [16][17], After a 9-month suspension, Ortiz fought on the undercard of world middleweight title fight Lemieux–N'Dam N'Jikam on 20 June 2015, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, against 35 year old American Byron Polley (27-18-1, 12 KOs). [82] For the fight, Wilder earned a career-high payday of $2.1 million and Ortiz received a $500,000 purse. He held the WBA interim heavyweight title from 2015 to 2016, and has challenged twice for the WBC heavyweight title in 2018 and 2019. Cuba has produced some very talented boxers over the years, including heavyweights, light heavyweights, cruiserweights, featherweights and flyweights. Prior to this bout, Rossy had only won two of his last six fights but was well known for giving opponents a tough fight. The 6-ft 3-in (1.9-m) Stevenson shocked the boxing world in … Officially announced as a third-round knockout, the North Carolina Athletic Commission overturned the KO on appeal, ruling that Rabotte accidentally fell out of the ring, resulting in a 'No-Contest' as the bout ended before the start of round 4, which meant the bout could not go to the scorecards. Nicknamed "King Kong", Ortiz is known for his formidable punching power and counterpunching skills. 2004 Cuban National Championships Bronze Medalist as a Heavyweight (91 kg), losing to Odlanier Solis RET 1 in … Picture Credit: Golders/@joseangel.larduetgomez. Luis Ortiz is definitely a crafty guy. ... 16-year-old Navajo boxer Mariah Bahe is fighting against all odds to become the first female Native American Olympic boxer. Cuban super heavyweight boxer Jose Angel Larduet Gomez, 29, reportedly deserted the training facilities where the national team were based. [102], On 16 January 2019, it was announced that Ortiz would next fight German heavyweight contender Christian Hammer (24-5, 14KOs) 2 March at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. After being taunted a number of times in the beginning of round 2, Ortiz caught Cojanu with a right followed by a left hook to the head which sent him down face first. In 1972, Teofilo Stevenson of Cuba became a heavyweight Olympic champion, capturing his first ever gold medal. Thompson was also beaten by Carlos Takam and Kubrat Pulev in the last three years. The young Stevenson continued to improve under Herrera in the mid 1960s, winning a junior title and gaining additional training in Havana. The end came when Allen was taking punishment against the ropes. [19], A year after being stripped, Ortiz had a second chance of becoming Interim world champion, this time against Argentine Matias Ariel Vidondo on the undercard of Golovkin vs. Lemieux on 17 October at Madison Square Garden, New York City. Ortiz won the fight via third-round TKO.[8]. [31] On fight night, in front of 4,585 in attendance, Ortiz knocked Thompson down in rounds 1, 3 and 6. [55] WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman worked on a deal to finalise Wilder vs. Ortiz for 4 November 2017. In this sport, any punch can end a fight. Heavyweights are often considered to be the world's best boxers, because a 6-foot-9 athlete who weighs 250 pounds would easily flatten someone 5-foot … [75] Terms were agreed on 12 January and the fight was officially announced on 23 January. Savón, an imposing contender 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 metres) tall, rose to prominence in 1985 when he captured the Amateur Boxer: Record. Both boxers had a bloodied nose by the midway point. [37], It was confirmed in October that a deal had been reached for Ortiz to defend his interim WBA title against French heavyweight Carlos Takam on 12 November in Monte Carlo. Ortiz landed 69 power punches in total. Season 1-10 episodes. Ortiz's power was too much for Jennings as he repeatedly hurt him early in the fight. At one point in the first round, the referee halted the fight just to tell Scott to fight as he had not thrown a single punch. This was an increase from his previous fight against Jennings. In February 2012, Ortiz fought 36 year old Epifanio Mendoza (32-13-1, 28 KOs) at the Community Center in Florida for the vacant WBO and WBC Latino heavyweight titles in a scheduled 10 round fight. and "Which boxers are from Cuba? List boxers include Idel Torriente, Benny Paret and many more. As of August 2020, he is ranked as the world's sixth best active heavyweight by The Ring magazine and In his third pro fight, Ortiz claimed the vacant WBC FECARBOX heavyweight title against 28 year old Kendrick Releford (22-13-2, (10 KOs) on 24 August 2010. Wilder used rounds 8 and 9 to recuperate and managed to avoid any further punishment. I’ll stand and trade because I can’t do anything else. Frank Sanchez Faure is a fast-moving heavyweight contender from Cuba . [96] Ortiz stepped on the scales at 241 pounds and Kauffman weighed 229 pounds. [81] After the fight, Wilder spoke about his win and praised Ortiz, "'King Kong' ain't got nothing on me. Luis Ortiz (born 29 March 1979) is a Cuban professional boxer. He often went to the local gym together with his father. [89] The fight averaged 583,000 viewers and peaked at 606,000 viewers. Mendoza stated that Ortiz never asked for a 'B' sample to be tested accordingly, instead doing so verbally. Ortiz fought twice in April, first defeating Jerry Butler via third-round TKO and then knocking out former world title challenger Bert Cooper (38-22, 31 KOs) within 2 rounds. 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[13][14][15], On 27 October 2014, the Nevada State Athletic Commission postponed the taking of a decision to potentially change the result to a no-contest until a full hearing was held, as Ortiz was not yet ready to testify on that date. British boxer David Allen (9-1, 6 KOs) was one to make his voice heard and approached Eddie Hearn about a possible fight. Cojanu was able to beat the count but looked badly hurt. José Ángel Nápoles, nicknamed Mantequilla ("Butter", referring to his smooth boxing style),... Gerardo González (January 6, 1926 – February 13, 2003), better known in the boxing world as... Guillermo Rigondeaux Ortiz (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡiˈʎeɾmo riɣonˈdo]; born September 30,... For the boxer of the same nickname see Peter Quillin. Nicknamed "King Kong", Ortiz is known for his formidable punching power and counterpunching skills. [91][92] Before the fight was announced, Ortiz and Dillian Whyte called each other out. Alias: The Cuban Flash Birth Name: Frank Sanchez Faure Born: 1992-07-18 Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Birthplace: Guantanamo, Cuba Height: 193cm Reach: 198cm Pro Boxer: Record Amateur Boxer: Record World Series: Record. With his jab, power and movement, Ortiz remained in control of the bout. After the bout, Kayode claimed the knockdown was a slip, and stated the stoppage was premature. The official time of the stoppage was at 2:05 of round 10. [87] After the fight, speaking through a translator, Ortiz said, "I want to fight [unified titleholder Anthony] Joshua, but he only fights boxers he's sure he can defeat. Ortiz used the first round landing clean right hooks and left hands to Cojanu's head. The Corner Witty, fun and all things sport. He had 301 victories in 321 bouts over a 20-year career. He soon began fighting boxers more experienced than him. Both boxers started the fight cautious with Wilder throwing the jab, however Ortiz seemed to do more in the opening 4 rounds, counter punching and throwing combinations. On 3 June, Ortiz fought at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida against 36 year old Jason Barnett (12-13, 6 KOs), winning the bout via first-round TKO, knocking Barnett down twice. The Cuban national boxing team are currently in the German capital Berlin training for the upcoming 2019 World Boxing Championship to be held in Russia. Former Cuban heavyweight boxer Teofilo Stevenson, who won three Olympic gold medals, has died at the age of 60. Ortiz came in at 241¼ pounds. [60], It was reported on 29 September 2017, Ortiz had failed a drug test carried out by VADA, part of the WBC clean fighters programme. After four rounds of back and forth action, Ortiz seemed to take over in the fifth, finishing Jennings off in round seven with a vicious left uppercut that sent the former world title challenger face down on the canvas. The last time Showtime did over 1 million viewers was in 2015 when Wilder defeated Stiverne for the WBC title. According to sources, Don King, promoter of Bermane Stiverne, mandatory challenger for Wilder, had reported to be working out a step aside fee from Wilder and Ortiz's advisor Al Haymon. After the fight, Ortiz called out Wilder, who was sat near ringside, calling commentary. He gave the fans a hell of a fight." [50][51] Ortiz injured his right thumb during training. Frank Sanchez Faure is ready to take the heavyweight division by storm and has warned his rivals to be wary of another Cuban dangerman. Towards the end of October, Ortiz fought three times in the space of 18 days in the Dominican Republic. Ortiz stated it was "just another stepping stone on my path to becoming the unified heavyweight world champion. [105] There was an announced crowd of 7,329 fans in attendance at the Barclays Center. [74] According to RingTV on 30 December, an agreement had been reached. Barrett, who was taking this fight on short notice, was hit with a left hand on the nose and went down on his right knee after which referee Caiz stopped the bout without a count. On the weigh in Ortiz weighed in at 236 1/2 pounds, and Wilder weighed in at 219 1/2 pounds. [61], On 4 October, the WBC withdrew its sanction on the Wilder vs. Ortiz fight and immediately ordered Wilder to fight mandatory challenger Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs). Ortiz won the bout via KO in the third round, after sending him to the mat with a powerful right hook. “As a Cuban growing up in the United States, [Stevenson] made me proud.” When the boxer began his career as an amateur in 1968, he was the lanky runt of the next litter of Cuban amateur fighters. Kauffman slowly got up and again beat the count and saw out the remainder of the round. Ortiz improved his record to 24-0 with 21 knockouts and ranked at #1 by the WBA. – Boxing News", "Luis Ortiz's Manager Sets The Record Straight on WBC's Ruling – Boxing News", "Luis Ortiz Could Remain as Joshua's WBA Mandatory, Says Hearn – Boxing News", "Luis Ortiz fails WBA drug test, faces ban and removal from rankings", "Luis Ortiz Suspended By WBA, No Longer Mandatory To Joshua – Boxing News", "Luis Ortiz Suspended For One Year By WBA For Failed Test – Boxing News", "WBA Prez: Luis Ortiz is Repeat Offender, Suspension Was Needed! Golden Boy Promotions then signed relative unknown 38 year old Vidondo for the fight. Kauffman beat the count and finished the round. In the first minute of round 10, Ortiz landed another overhand left, dropping Kauffman a third time. Ortiz won via TKO in round 4. Ortiz accepted Whyte's offer, however promoter Eddie Hearn stated Dillian Whyte vs. Derek Chisora made more sense in the UK. After winning his first titles of Cuban Heavyweight Champion and Junior World Champion in 1985 he started his period of a successful boxing career winning six gold and one silver medal in World Amateur Championships, three gold medals in the Pan American Games and four gold medals in the Central American and Caribbean Games. Ortiz weighed 238.75 pounds, his lightest weight in nearly 3½ years. Scott started getting into the fight after the half way mark with some counter punching, none of which really affected Ortiz. In the fight, Ortiz outboxed Wilder for most of the fight and was leading on all three judges' scorecards 58–56, 59–55, and 59–55, but was ultimately stopped by a straight right and knocked out in the 7th round. Following the stoppage, Ortiz climbed to the top rope doing his trademark chest beating. Wilder's promoter, Lou DiBella, had put the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on hold for 14 October and 4 November 2017. Releford was knocked down once in round 2, as Ortiz won the fight via 8 round unanimous decision 80–72, 79–72, and 79–72. Ortiz also gave his thoughts on the fight. CUBAN heavyweight Frank Sanchez is gunning for Anthony Joshua's WBO belt which he believes will soon become vacant. [71] Ortiz made quick work of Martz, knocking him down in the first round with a body shot before getting the knockout victory in round 2, sending Martz face-first to the canvas from a left hook to the head. Cuban boxer Frank Sanchez defeated Julian Fernandez in a heavyweight bout in San Antonio on Saturday night. Stev… [25][26] After the fight, Ortiz called out fellow heavyweights Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko, stating he was ready to prove himself as the best in the division. This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Cuban boxers?" With this deal, Ortiz became the first foreign boxer to sign with the promotion. A true champion always finds a way to come back, and that's what I did tonight. [20] Vidondo was down once in round two after being rocked with a left hand late in the round. He has challenged... Ultiminio Ramos Zaqueira (December 2, 1941 – September 3, 2017) was a Cuban-born Mexican boxer... Carlos Banteur Suárez (born October 13, 1986) is a Cuban amateur boxer from Santiago de Cuba... Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo (born August 14, 1988) is a Cuban amateur boxer, best known for... Robert Leosdan Alfonso Acea (born November 11, 1986) is a Cuban professional boxer. Wilder was hurt badly in round 7 by a right hook and left hand from Ortiz. Wilder hurt Ortiz with a right hand at the end of round 9. [101] British boxer Joe Joyce, who also boxed on the card, called out Ortiz. [36] WBA ordered a purse bid to take place on 15 August at its offices in Panama City with the minimum bid being $600,000. [76][77][78] Wilder weighed his lowest since turning professional in 2008, at 214 pounds. This was a European debut for Ortiz. The trainers there encouraged him to try boxing. [6] Ortiz fought two weeks later on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin vs Kassim Ouma middleweight title fight at the Arena Roberto Durán in Panama, against former cruiserweight world title challenger Luis Andres Pineda (22-9-1, 18 KOs). [32] The fight was shown live on HBO Boxing After Dark and averaged 740,000 viewers and peaked at 807,000 viewers. Four years later he defended his Olympic title in Montreal. [79], Wilder overcame difficulty and knocked Ortiz out in round 10 to retain his WBC title in front of a crowd of 14,069. "[30] It was later announced on 1 March, that this bout would no longer be for the WBA Interim title, simply because Thompson wasn't ranked in the top 15 by the WBA at the time. Teofilo Stevenson was an energetic and physically large child. [53][54] Stiverne announced he had hired James Prince and attorney Josh Dubin as his managers, who were best known to have worked for Andre Ward, Shakur Stevenson and Bryant Jennings. I showed everyone I can take a punch. [47], On 29 March 2017, Ortiz signed a deal with American boxing adviser Al Haymon. Ortiz and his handlers were notified that he would serve at least a six-month suspension, his mandatory status removed and would be removed from the rankings effective immediately. This was for the WBC FECARBOX heavyweight title as well as the vacant WBA Fedelatin heavyweight title. [46], Following the win against Allen, Ortiz was named mandatory challenger for the winner of the WBA (Super), IBF and IBO unification bout between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. Ortiz won the bout via knockout in round 3. Ortiz landed 49 punches from 137 thrown while Barrett connected 24 of 83 punches thrown. Top Heavyweight Boxing Rankings are based on activity, level of competition, momentum and relative ability when compared to other Top Heavyweights. I did receive a right hand, but I'm OK. Under famed Cuban head coach Alcides Sagarra, Stevenson became the most accomplished amateur boxer in history, first winning gold in … The urine sample was taken on 22 September in Miami. He managed to win a junior title. Wilder was then trapped against the ropes, taking head and body shots from Ortiz. 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