Undefeated WBA #2 rated heavyweight Luis Ortiz (20-0, 17 KOs) scored another spectacular knockout when he sent Joseph Rabotte (11-26-1, 3 KOs) through the ropes with a crisp three-punch combination toward the end of the second round last Saturday in Greensboro, North Carolina. Although Ortiz has not been able to get any of the top ten heavyweights in the ring with him as a pro, he and his team believe his #2 ranking in the WBA coupled with his southpaw stance and the fact that he was considered one of the best heavyweight prospects when he was an amateur should get die-hard boxing fans excited about him and lead to opportunities to prove himself against the best. Rabotte, on the other hand, suffered his tenth consecutive loss.
“It was one of the most brutal KOs that I’ve ever seen,” said Dino Spencer, trainer of Ortiz and co-owner of the legendary 5th St. Gym in Miami Beach, FL. “We really are ready for anyone. This kid has walked through these guys as a pro and is more experienced than nearly every other heavyweight out there. People who know boxing should be excited.”