Luis Ortiz Feels Avoided By Top Names
Germán Caicedo, the trainer of Luis Ortiz, says they are getting frustrated with the lack of fights.
Ortiz has been out of the ring since he lost a very competitive decision to Andy Ruiz Jr. back in September of 2022. Since then, he has been campaigning for a fight but it hasn’t come to fruition.
According to Caicedo, he says Luis Ortiz is training every day and is waiting for a fight, as he thinks the top-ranked heavyweights are avoiding him.
“He is training every day. We have different routines. Since there is nothing on the horizon he is working on his physical condition. Not as much boxing, but he does come to the gym three times a week. Nobody talks about him,” Caicedo told George Ebro about Luis Ortiz (h/t BoxingScene). I see fighters who say, ‘I’m tired of waiting for this one, I can’t find an opponent.’ Like Tyson Fury who is going to face Francis Ngannou. He didn’t call Luis. The same with [Anthony] Joshua, he has no opponent. He hasn’t called Luis either. They don’t call him. They want to erase him from the map. They want him to disappear so that he no longer bothers them. Since he debuted on the scene they have avoided him.
“Those who do call are the guys who are 10 and 0 with 10 knockouts, offering $100,000 to fight… guys who need it a lot more [than us] so they can say that they fought with Luis whether they win or lose. But that’s not worth it at the stage where he is at right now. Fury and Joshua say that they only want to fight for money. OK, Luis is the same, but the difference is that Luis likes boxing,” he continued about Luis Ortiz. “The punch is the last thing to go. His abilities from the age of 30 when I met him up until now have been adjusting, knowing that he can no longer do some of the things that he used to do. He does do them, but not constantly. Luis is 44 years old, but he looks like he’s 33. He still pushes, beats people on the track. When you see that it makes you angry, because today’s heavyweights are cowards.”
Luis Ortiz is 33-3 and two no Contests as a pro and before the loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. was on a two-fight win streak. In his career, he holds notable wins over Charles Martin, Christian Hammer, Malik Scott, and Alexander Flores.
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