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Luis Ortiz signs with Matchroom Boxing

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Heavyweight slugger Luis “King Kong” Ortiz, who recently got out of his contract with Golden Boy Promotions, has signed with Matchroom Boxing, according to the UK-based promotion.

Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs) knocked out Bryant Jennings and Tony Thompson in his two most recent outings and the 37-year old from Cuba is how preparing to return to the ring in November somewhere in Europe.

“I always had faith in my manager and friend Jay Jimenez but I never expect this fast turn around and I’m so excited about the future,” said Ortiz. “God has been great to me and my family – I’m ready.

“I’m going to be very busy over the next few months and looking forward to boxing in many countries as we continue my journey to the heavyweight world championship.”

Added Eddie Hearn, the Matchroom Boxing promoter, “Luis Ortiz is one of the most exciting Heavyweights in the World and I am delighted to be working with him. We plan to keep him very busy and let the fans enjoy his devastating power. Luis is an avoided fighter but we plan on giving him the profile that will make that impossible.

“First stop for ‘King Kong’ will be announced on Monday on a huge card in November and then we plan to get him out in the UK straight after, potentially on the Anthony Joshua card. I’m very excited to work with our first international fighter as we continue to expand into new markets.”

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