Luis Ortiz beats Travis Kauffman, seeks world title
Former world title contender Luis Ortiz defeated Travis Kauffman in the second bout of the Wilder versus Fury pay-per-view telecast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Ortiz dictated the first round solely behind his jab as Kauffman’s offense was nearly non-existent, by the second Kauffman switched southpaw as he looked for answers. Kauffman was able to do enough for Ortiz to not come in reckless, but not much more than that.
The third round saw Ortiz land a left hook below the belt on Kauffman. The fourth saw Kauffman mock Ortiz, who answered by blitzing Kauffman, other than that it was a slow, methodical fight.
Luis Ortiz dropped Kauffman in the sixth round, Kauffman would get up, but get dropped again in the eighth. The ninth round saw Ortiz land another low-blow as it seemed inevitable this bout would go all ten rounds as Ortiz dropped Kauffman in the tenth round for good measure.
The bout showed if nothing else, Kauffman is very tough, but Kauffman couldn’t make it to the final bell as he was stopped in the tenth and final round.
A curved left hand caught Kauffman, who was hurt by it, a flurry of punches ended the bout.
Ortiz, a fighter who shows the talent of a world champion is still looking to win the first world title of his career and hopes to face either the winner of Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury, who would hold the lineal heavyweight title as well as the WBC or WBA/WBO/IBF world champion Anthony Joshua