The Luis “King Kong” Ortiz I have seen in the past comes to “destroy” his opponents. He came into the ring 30-1 with 26 knockouts and “danced” around the ring at times and never tried for a knockout in my opinion over a Romanian Christian Hammer fighting out of Germany who was not exactly at 257 lbs. looking like much of a threat to Ortiz.
Since Ortiz hasn’t be able to get a rematch with Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder for the WBC title though having Wilder hurt several times and only one point behind going into the tenth by all three judges why not a rematch? That is especially with Joshua not showing much interest in a Wilder fight.
The three-belt holder Anthony “AJ” Joshua has never considered fighting Ortiz who is No. 8 in the IBF and not ranked in either the WBA or WBO. Now how is that not possible? Joshua has a June bout scheduled with Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller who if he was a threat Joshua would be staying in the UK making a lot more money fighting Jamaican Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte, of the UK, who is the No. 1 WBO contender. Granted Joshua stopped Whyte in 2015 in seven rounds in London so maybe the fans over there do not think he has a chance with Joshua.
With WBA, WBO and IBF title’s on the line Miller is not ranked in the IBF so how is that even on the line? He is ranked No. 2 WBA and No. 3 WBO so that I can see him getting title fights in those organizations.
Ortiz will be 40 at the end of the month so time is not exactly on his side but they say a puncher’s punch is the last thing to go and that is what Ortiz has shown withstanding his fight with Hammer. Maybe an Ortiz-Whyte match should be made as the co-feature on the Joshua-Miller card since no undercard has been announced yet.
Getting back to the Ortiz-Hammer fight the scores were 100-90 and 99-91 twice. I had it 98-92 possibly giving Hammer those two rounds because Ortiz was not looking for a knockout in those two round’s and with Hammer landing several more meaningful punches. I do not dispute judge Joe Pasquale’s 100-90 or the other judge’s scores of 99-91. Anyone signing to fight Ortiz should be given a couple of rounds before the fight starts. I’m just kidding.
Looking at the WBA rankings and seeing 46 year-old Fres “The Big O” Oquendo ranked at No. 3 and has not fought since his last fight in July of 2014 losing to Rusian “White Tyson” Chagaev by majority decision how could Ortiz not be ranked in the WBA ahead of someone who hasn’t fought in going on five years?