Luis Ortiz bulldozes way to interim WBA heavyweight title (photos)

Phil Jay 12/09/2014

Cuban puncher Luis Ortiz is the new interim WBA heavyweight champion following an impressive first round stoppage win over Lateef Kayode.

The 35 year-old remained undefeated in 23 contests with the victory at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and is now in line to face full title holder Ruslan Chagaev.

Here are the full results from Nevada:

Luis Ortiz bt Lateef Kayode (TKO1)
(interim WBA heavyweight title)

Jesus Cuellar bt Juan Manuel Lopez (KO2)
(interim WBA featherweight title)

Josesito Lopez bt Rafael Cobos (UD: 80-72 [3])

Julian Williams v Eliezer Gonzalez (UD: 80-72 [3])

Jermall Charlo v Norberto Gonzalez (TKO7)

Errol Spence bt Noe Bolanos (RET2)

Jordan Shimmell bt Joell Godfrey (TKO7)

Prichard Colon bt Christoper Degollado (UD: 80-71 [3])

Pictures by Damien Brierty of Visual Delight for WBN in Las Vegas