Thursday, July 18, 2013
Cuba's Salinas, Ortiz sign with GB
By Dan Rafael
A pair of Miami-based Cuban fighters, junior featherweight Yoandris Salinas (20-0-1, 13 KOs) and heavyweight Luis Ortiz (19-0, 16 KOs), have signed with Golden Boy, matchmaker Robert Diaz told ESPN.com.
Diaz said the company made a deal with Dream Team Promotions to come on board as the fighters' co-promoter. Salinas, a junior featherweight, is set to face Scott Quigg for a vacant belt in the fall in England. Ortiz, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound southpaw, is already 34 and hasn't fought since November 2011.
"Salinas has a good shot with Quigg," Diaz said. "He's aggressive and strong and very fast. Ortiz is also fast and aggressive. He moves like a light heavyweight, not like a heavyweight."