News | Sep 29 2017

Luis Ortiz fails drug test ahead of Deontay Wilder heavyweight world title fight

Luis Ortiz shot at the heavyweight big time against Deontay Wilder is now in jeopardy
Luis Ortiz

ONLY a few weeks before he was due to challenge for the WBC heavyweight title, Cuba’s Luis Ortiz has failed a drug test.

Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed that the WBC were notified of the positive drug test by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) as part of the WBC’s clean boxing programme.

Ortiz was due to box WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder on November 4 in a major event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, broadcast on Showtime. While Ortiz can appeal, this is not the first time he has a failed a drug test. He was suspended for a prohibited substance in 2014.


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