Luis Ortiz vs Derric Rossy Preview April 22nd
The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York will be the site of the Luis Ortiz vs Derric Rossy heavyweight clash this Saturday, April 22nd. The 10-round bout between the unbeaten Ortiz of Cuba and the veteran Rossi of Medford, New York can be seen live in the U.S. on the Showtime network. Ortiz was last in the ring back in December when he stopped David Allen in the seventh round. Rossy’s last outing was also in December when he stopped Richard Carmack in the second round.
Ortiz vs Rossy Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Derric Rossy +1500
- Luis Ortiz -4500
The 38-year-old Ortiz had an extensive amateur career and enters the ring with a perfect mark of 27-0 along with 23 Kos. As his record shows, he’s is a hard-hitting heavyweight who has a current knockout ratio of 79 per cent. This is his seventh fight since 2015 year and he’s has blasted 11 of his last 15 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. He has good hand speed and likes to throw combinations, but other than Bryant Jennings, Tony Thompson and Malik Scott, he hasn’t really faced any top quality opponents.
Ortiz is a still a solid southpaw who has 121 rounds of action under his belt since turning pro back in 2010. He’s got good size at 6-feet-4-inches tall and has a reach of 84 inches. His biggest wins have been against the likes of the 44-year-old Thompson along with Jennings, Lateef Kayote, Bert Cooper and Monte Barrett. However, his first-round Ko over Kayote back in September of 2014 year was later changed to a no decision after Ortiz failed a drug test. At his age, Ortiz knows he needs to keep on winning if he hopes to land a world title shot.
The 36-year-old Rossy has a mark of 31-12 with 15 Kos under his belt. He’s lost three of his past four contests and seven of the last 10, but he did manage to win his last outing. He doesn’t have much momentum entering Saturday’s bout, but does have plenty of experience. Rossy has faced some fine fighters in the past, but he usually falls short when he squares off against them. Some of the opponents include Kubrat Pulev, Eddie Chambers, Ray Mercer, Audley Harrison, Fres Oquendo, Travis Walker, Bermaine Stiverne and Vyacheslav Glazkov.
Rossy’s 12 losses have come against Trevor Bryan, Erkan Teper, Glazkov, Oquendo, Harrison, Pulev, Chambers (twice), and Alexander Dimitrenko, Maurice Harris, Joey Dawejko and Bermaine Stiverne. He was stopped by Harrison, Harris, Pulev, Dimitrenko, and once by Chambers so his chin definitely isn’t his strong point. Rossy stands 6-feet-3-inches tall and has a 76.5-inch reach. He’s fought 268 rounds since turning pro back in 2004 and has a current knockout ratio of 35 per cent.
Ortiz should have too much power for Rossy on Saturday night, but if Rossy can take his best shots Ortiz may get frustrated and the bout could go into the later rounds. Ortiz has the height and a decided reach advantage to go along with his power though and he should win this fight by a stoppage.
Ortiz should be too powerful.
Play: Ortiz -4500 @ 5dimes.eu
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