Carlos Ortíz Died: What Was His Cause Of Death?

The former world boxing champion born in Puerto Rico passed away at the age of 85

Former world boxing champion Carlos Ortiz, one of the best Puerto Rican boxers, died this Monday at the age of 85 in New York, as confirmed by the World Boxing Organization (WBO).

“The WBO family is in mourning for the passing of legendary lightweight champion and Junior Welter Carlos Ortiz,” the organization said in a message on its official Twitter account.

The WBO assured that Ortiz was “one of the best and most popular fighters during the sixties.”

Born in Ponce, in the south of Puerto Rico, and raised in New York, the boxer was unable to recover from a stroke suffered a couple of months ago.

Ortiz won his first world crown in 1959, in the so-called junior welterweight division, and his second in the lightweight category in 1962.

In addition, he was inducted in 1991 into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

He is considered one of the five best Puerto Rican boxers of all time, along with Wilfredo Gómez, Félix ‘Tito’ Trinidad, Wilfredo Benítez and Miguel Cotto.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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