Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz spoke in Miami regarding his upcoming match-up on Saturday, December 1 on SHOWTIME PPV® from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Ortiz takes on Travis Kauffman in a 10-round heavyweight attraction.
The PPV undercard also features rising heavyweight Joe Joyce battling Joe Hanks. The Premier Boxing Champions event is headlined by the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury heavyweight championship showdown.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are on sale now and are available via AXS.com.
Wilder vs. Fury will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. The suggested retail price (SRP) for the pay-per-view telecast is $64.99 for standard definition.
Ortiz is training at Caicedo Sports Training Center in Miami ahead of another opportunity to enter the ring.
He hopes to earn a potential rematch against Deontay Wilder after they engaged in a memorable heavyweight clash in March on SHOWTIME.
Here is what Ortiz had to say:
“I’m 100 percent ready for this fight. We never stopped working after my last fight and I’m going to show it on December 1,” said Ortiz.
“I love staying active. I just want to keep fighting and showing off my skills.
“I’ve only taken off about a month total since fighting Wilder in March, so I still feel sharp and like my training is just continuous.
“The training stays the same, and once we get the opponent locked in we can focus on a game plan.
“Travis Kauffman is a strong fighter who came up fighting in Philadelphia. He’s a tough guy who’s going to come to fight and I’m going to be prepared it.
“I think that my performances against Wilder and since that fight have warranted a rematch. I had Wilder hurt. But I just made mental mistakes during the fight.
“I was fatigued, but I did not get knocked out flat. The referee did his job, but I feel that I did enough to merit another shot.
“I’ve worked hard to correct the mistakes I made and in a rematch, it would be a different ending.
“Wilder vs. Fury will be an interesting fight. Wilder is fighting someone taller than him for the first time and that could make it go a lot of ways.
“But I really do believe Wilder is going to win and win by knockout.”