Luis Ortiz tested positive in sample “A”

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Luis Ortiz tested positive in sample “A”
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Luis Ortiz tested positive in sample “A”.
Luis Ortiz tested positive in sample “A”.

Cuban Luis Ortiz failed his most recent anti-doping test and tested positive for chlorothiazide and hydrochlorothiazide, after the results of his urine tests were known.

The Heavyweight fighter provided voluntary anti-doping samples, and sample “A” tested positive on both substances. According to the WBA regulations, such substances are prohibited, so the fighter should be removed from all rankings and receive a suspension of at least six months.

Ortiz has until October 20 to request to examine sample “B”, but he has not yet communicated with the body. If the date is reached without an application, the WBA will proceed to publish a new resolution regarding the case.


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