Carlos Ortiz

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Birthday
9, 1936
Birthplace
Ponce, PR
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1936 (age 81)
Birthplace
Ponce, PR

About

Considered to be one of the greatest Puerto Rican fighters ever, he was a World Lightweight and Light Welterweight Champion.

Before Fame

His professional career began with a first round knockout of Harry Bell in 1955.

Trivia

He was named Fighter of the Year in 1967 by the Boxing Writer's Association of America.

Family Life

He married Norma Ortiz in 1962.

Associated With

He and Wilfredo Gomez are both Puerto Ricans enshrined in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.