Ruiz’s Trainer Backs Up His Fighter

Luis Ortiz may have gotten knocked out last weekend against Deontay Wilder, the Cuban southpaw was winning every single round prior to hitting the canvas.

And despite two losses against Wilder, Ortiz’s trainer Heman Caicedo feels no other heavyweight can touch his fighter.

“No. Hell no. No other heavyweight in the division can beat Luis,” said Caicedo. “He takes a good shot. There is a reason people don’t fight him, and Deontay said it best. You have to do what Luis can do for 12 rounds, and be able to take a massive shot. It’s a hard combination to find.”

“Luis has never said no to anybody. He picks up the phone and says ‘yes’ without knowing who the opponent is,” said Caicedo, as Ortiz may face undefeated Adam Kownacki in 2020. “Deontay has the missile, and you can’t do anything. Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight on the planet, by far. He might even be the best heavyweight on the moon, if there is boxing on the moon. But Luis has now proved twice that he belongs.

“I’m without a doubt proud of Luis’ performance. It’s second to who he is as a person and how he treats people around him.”

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