ORTIZ HAND INJURY FORCES HIM OFF BERTO-PORTER CARD
By G. Leon
Boxingtalk has been informed that undefeated Cuban heavyweight Luis "King Kong" Ortiz suffered a hand injury earlier in the week that has forced him off the highly anticipated April 22 Berto-Porter card at Barclay's Center. We have yet to receive official word on the exact nature of the injury, but Bran Mazique from Forbes.com has reported that it could be a hairline fracture, suffered in sparring. Ortiz was scheduled to face New York heavyweight Derric Rossy, in a bout most considered a tune-up for the Cuban contender. The Ortiz camp and DiBella Entertainment were unavailable for immediate comment.