Carlos Ortiz (boxer)

Puerto Rican boxer

Carlos Ortiz (September 9, 1936 – June 13, 2022) was a Puerto Rican professional boxer. He won three world titles, two at lightweight and once at light welterweight. He was seen as the best Puerto Rican boxers of all time.[1] Ortiz had the record for the most wins in unified lightweight titles in boxing history at 10.

Carlos Ortiz
Ortiz c. 1966
Rated atLightweight
Light welterweight
Height5 ft 7 in
Reach70 in
NationalityPuerto Rican
Born(1936-09-09)September 9, 1936
Ponce, Puerto Rico
DiedJune 13, 2022(2022-06-13) (aged 85)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Boxing record
Total fights70
Wins by KO30
No contests1
External audio
You may hear Carlos Ortiz vs Kenny Lane II at YouTube

In 1991, Ortiz was honored into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.[2]

Ortiz died on June 13, 2022 in New York City at the age of 85.[3]

References change

  1. Sánchez, José A. (November 25, 2012). "Entre leyendas Macho Camacho". El Nuevo Día. Archived from the original on November 28, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2022.
  2. Eisele, Andrew. "Ring Magazine's 80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years". Sports. Archived from the original on 2017-01-08. Retrieved 2022-06-15.
  3. Fallece Carlos Ortiz, ex campeón mundial de boxeo y considerado como uno de los mejores púgiles de Puerto Rico (in Spanish)