Luis Ortiz vs Alexander Flores Preview Nov. 7th
Veteran southpaw Luis Ortiz of Cuba will be taking on Alexander Flores of Rowland Heights, California in a 10-round heavyweight bout this Saturday, Nov. 7th. The fight from Los Angeles can be seen live in North America on Fox. Flores last fought in November when he stopped Mario Heredia in the sixth round while Ortiz also fought in November when he was stopped in seven rounds by Deontay Wilder in a rematch for the WBC Title. Wilder also handed Ortiz his first pro defeat when he stopped him in the 10th round in a slugfest in March of 2018.
Ortiz vs Flores Betting Odds
- Alexander Flores +850
- Luis Ortiz -2100
Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz is listed as being 41 years old and after an extensive amateur career he enters the ring as a pro with a mark of 31-2 with 26 Kos. As his record shows, he’s a hard-hitting heavyweight who has a very impressive current knockout ratio of 74.3 per cent. This is his 13th fight since 2015 and he’s has blasted 13 of his last 21 opponents out in four rounds or less. He isn’t interested in hearing what the judges have to say about his performances as he’s always looking for a stoppage. Ortiz appeared to be on the edge of stopping Wilder in their first meeting but couldn’t put him down though.
Ortiz has decent hand speed for a big guy and likes to throw combinations, but other than Wilder, Bryant Jennings, Tony Thompson and Malik Scott, he hasn’t faced a steady stream of top-quality opponents. Still, he’s a solid contender who has 161 rounds of action under his belt since turning pro in 2010. He’s got good size at 6-feet-4-inches and with a reach of 78 inches and his biggest wins have been against the likes of Thompson, Jennings, Lateef Kayote, Bert Cooper and Monte Barrett. However, his first-round KO over Kayote in 2014 was changed to a no decision after he Ortiz failed a drug test.
As for Flores, he isn’t that well known, but the 30-year-old has an impressive record of 18-2-1 with 16 Kos. It’s obvious he packs some power in his punches and carries around a current knockout ratio of 76.2 per cent. Flores stands 6-feet-4-inches so he’s the same height as Ortiz, but unfortunately his reach is unlisted. He turned pro back in 2010 and has boxed 69 rounds since then. However, the only opponents most fans will recognize are Joseph Parker, Harold Sconiers and Charles Martin.
Flores’ first loss came to Martin via a fourth-round TKO in April of 2014 and he fought to a six-round draw against Avery Gibson in his very next bout six months later. His second defeat came atr the hands of Parker via a third-round stoppage in December, 2018. Flores did manage to win the vacant WBC Youth World Heavyweight Title in May of 2012 when he stopped Joey Montoya in the fifth round. He was a Southern California Golden Gloves Champion and had just 16 amateur bouts going 14-2.
The ageless Ortiz just keeps coming forward in most bouts and has the power to stop the majority of heavyweights. He staggered Wilder in their first meeting but couldn’t finish the job and ultimately paid for it. But even though Wilder stopped him twice he’s actually got a pretty good chin. Flores has been stopped both times he stepped up in class but has a puncher’s chance here. Whoever gets rocked first in this fight will have to make sure they hold on but I’m expecting Ortiz to emerge with a victory.
Ortiz’s chin and power should be the difference.
Play: Ortiz -2100 @ BetOnline.ag
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