On Saturday, July 28, 2018, Cuban Heavyweight slugger, Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz and former title challenger Razvan Cojanu, met in a scheduled 10-round bout in the co-main event of the Lightweight unification fight between Mikey Garcia and Robert Easter Jr.
Ortiz, coming off an electrifying fight against WBC champion, Deontay Wilder, wasted no time in reestablishing himself as a top contender in the Heavyweight division.
Ortiz showed no ill-effect from his only career loss against Wilder, quickly showing off his power and stopping Cojanu in Round 2.
Ortiz will now look to land another big-time fight against Anthony Joshua, Wilder or even Dillian Whyte.
Luis Ortiz Post-Fight Quotes
“First of all I want to send greetings to my children, my wife. (emotional) Thanks God they found a cure for my daughter’s disease. Five days ago. My wife told me while I was boarding the plane to get here. It’s been hard to be away from them. I’m happy I won, but it’s been really hard to be away from them.
“In my mind King Kong has not been defeated. I don’t feel I lost against Deontay Wilder.
“Those are things that my trainer and I have been practicing at the gym. I put into action the plan my trainer and I put together and it worked flawlessly.
“I want to fight Joshua, but he only fights boxers he’s sure he can defeat. I’m going to ask the government to put me on disability, maybe that way Joshua will fight me.
“Whatever comes next. I’m ready. I’ll keep on going. I won’t shy away from any challenge. I’m ready.”
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Alejandro "Alex" Burgos is a former Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Round By Round Boxing. He is a professional blogger, SEO Consultant and Marketing Director at Capital Practice Consulting in Washington, DC.