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Luis Ortiz set to face Byron Polley this Saturday

Former world title contender Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (21-0, 18 KOs) returns to the ring in an anticipated comeback fight against Brian “The Bear” Polly (27-18-1, 12 KOs) of St. Joseph, Missouri in a heavyweight bout on the undercard of the IBF Middleweight World Championship fight between Montreal’s David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) and number one contender Hassan N’Dam (31-1, 18 KOs) on June 20.

Cohen Confident WBA and NSAC Will Treat Kayode Fairly in Wake of Luis Ortiz’s Positive Steroid Test

According to promoter Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions, the WBA and the Nevada State Athletic Commission have a clear duty to his fighter, Lateef Kayode, should interim WBA World Heavyweight Champion Luis Ortiz’s positive post-fight drug test for the steroid nandrolone be confirmed by the NSAC in an upcoming hearing.

The NSAC and WBA, say Cohen, have a duty to his fighter, should Ortiz’s positive result stand at the upcoming hearing and his title be stripped.

“I think it’s only fair that my fighter’s loss be erased by the Nevada Commission. And I believe the WBA should reinstate Lateef to his former position in the ratings and let him fight again for the interim championship against a fighter that isn’t cheating. Lateef earned his place into a title fight and he deserves the chance to compete for it on a level playing field.”

Freddie Roach breaks down Lateef Kayode – Luis Ortiz

This Thursday night at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas,  World Boxing Association number-five ranked Heavyweight, undefeated Lateef “Power” Kayode (20-0, 16 KO’s) will fight against fellow undefeated top rated contender Luis Ortiz ((21-0, 18 KO’s) for the WBA Interim Heavyweight title.

The fight will headline a card that will be televised on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 9:30 PM ET.

Kayode has been training hard for this major opportunity under Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach. 

“Night Of The Heavyweights” this Thursday

“Night Of The Heavyweights” features some of the up and coming Heavyweights in the Golden Boy Promotions stable. The show takes place on Thursday 3rd March at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA.

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