Date: 3rd December 2017 at 12:28pm
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When the Cuban fighter, Luis Ortiz had to pull out of his world heavyweight title challenge, against the WBC champion Deontay Wilder, after failing a drugs test for the second time, it was expected that Ortiz would get a lengthy ban.

Unfortunately, that hasn?t proven to be the case.

Instead, the Cuban has been given a fine of £18,497 for failing to disclose that he had taken a forbidden drug to lower his high blood pressure.

Furthermore, it seems that Ortiz is right back in the mix for a world heavyweight title challenge with the WBC issuing a statement that reads,

‘Ortiz is available to compete in WBC-sanctioned events, and shall be confirmed in the WBC ratings in a position consistent with the recommendation of the WBC Ratings Committee.?

Unbeaten in his 27 fights, Ortiz having been banned for eight months for a previous drugs offence, appears to be living a charmed life!