This is the second time Luis Ortiz has failed a drug test.

By Khadrice Rollins
September 30, 2017

Luis Ortiz has failed a drug test, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed Friday.

Ortiz tested positive for banned substances in a test administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association. Ortiz was scheduled to fight Deontay Wilder in a heavyweight title fight on Nov. 4, but promoter Lou DiBella told ESPN's Dan Rafael that the fight will likely be canceled.

This is the second time that Ortiz has failed a drug test. In 2014, after scoring a first-round knockout on Lateef Kayode, Ortiz tested positive for steroids and was suspended for eight months, and that fight was ruled a no-decision.

For Wilder, this is the third time in a year and a half in which he had an opponent fail a drug test before the fight. In May of 2016, Alexander Povetkin failed a test nine days before he was supposed to fight Wilder, causing the fight to be canceled. In February, Andrzej Wawrzyk failed a test before a scheduled bout with Wilder, but there was enough time to get a replacement fight, who Wilder put down in the fifth round.

A Day With Deontay Wilder Involves Posing, Pizza and Lots of Laughs

Both Ortiz and Wilder are undefeated.

You May Like

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)