Luis “King Kong” Ortiz, 40, is a Cuban professional boxer. He held the WBA interim heavyweight title from 2015 to 2016, and has challenged twice for the WBC heavyweight title in 2018 and November 2019. As an amateur, he won a silver medal at the 2005 Boxing World Cup. Nicknamed “King Kong”, Ortiz is known for his formidable punching power and counterpunching skills. As of December 2019, he is ranked as the world’s fifth best active heavyweight by The Ring magazine, sixth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and ninth by BoxRec.