Unbeaten heavyweight contender Luis "The Real King Kong" Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) will return to the ring to take on Long Island's Derric Rossy (31-12, 15 KOs) in a 10-round showdown Saturday, April 22 in a Premier Boxing Champions event live from Barclays Center. The fight will be part of the Porter-Berto Showtime card. It is unknown wether or not it will make the televised portion of the card or not.
A few days ago Ortiz signed with manager Al Haymon. The 38 year old Cuban is looking to land some big fight in the near future and he hopes that Haymon can give it to him.
One of the most feared heavyweights in the world, Ortiz has worked his way into the WBA's mandatory position to fight the winner of the Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko, who fight for Joshua's IBF and the vacant WBA Super World Championship. The Cuban-born fighter had previously picked up the interim title in 2015 with a stoppage of Matias Ariel Vidondo and defended the title with a dominant knockout of former title challenger Bryant Jennings later that year. Last year saw Ortiz continue to run through heavyweight contenders as he earned TKO victories over Tony Thompson and David Allen plus a victory over Malik Scott.