Heavyweight Luis Ortiz Tests Positive for Steroids
BOXING News – According to reports to ESPN.com, Luis “King Kong” Ortiz tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone, a banned substance. The positive result comes from a sample provided to the Nevada State Athletic Commission before his September 11th fight against Lateef Kayoda. A win that earned Ortiz the interim WBA world heavyweight title.
At the current time, Ortiz is on ice per the instructions of the NSAC until a formal hearing is conducted.
In light of the positive test result, Ortiz potentially faces fines, additional suspensions, and a portion of his purse from the win turned over.