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''Boxing has always been a passion for '''Ramiro Ortiz'''. A banker by profession, his banking career included a 22-year stay at SunTrust Bank, Miami, where he was president of the bank. He spent the next eight years as President of BankUnited.  A former amateur boxer, in August 1981, he turned his boxing passion into action, when he and the late Hank Kaplan formed "Pugilistic Promotions."  They ran monthly shows for the next 3½ years at the War Memorial Auditorium, in Fort Lauderdale. They ended up promoting more shows in Fort Lauderdale than all other promoters combined.  Among the stars they helped develop were future cruiserweight champions Robert Daniels and Sloboden Kacar, and contenders Jose Ribalta, Juan Arroyo, and Adolfo Medel. "Ours was small-club boxing at its best. It was "interesting" to be a banker by day and a boxing promoter by night," Ramiro Ortiz said. In 2006 he was asked by then Governor Jeb Bush to serve on the Florida State Boxing Commission. Two years later he was elevated by Governor Charlie Crist to Chairman of the Commission, a post he currently holds. He is also a highly esteemed boxing historian.''
 
''Boxing has always been a passion for '''Ramiro Ortiz'''. A banker by profession, his banking career included a 22-year stay at SunTrust Bank, Miami, where he was president of the bank. He spent the next eight years as President of BankUnited.  A former amateur boxer, in August 1981, he turned his boxing passion into action, when he and the late Hank Kaplan formed "Pugilistic Promotions."  They ran monthly shows for the next 3½ years at the War Memorial Auditorium, in Fort Lauderdale. They ended up promoting more shows in Fort Lauderdale than all other promoters combined.  Among the stars they helped develop were future cruiserweight champions Robert Daniels and Sloboden Kacar, and contenders Jose Ribalta, Juan Arroyo, and Adolfo Medel. "Ours was small-club boxing at its best. It was "interesting" to be a banker by day and a boxing promoter by night," Ramiro Ortiz said. In 2006 he was asked by then Governor Jeb Bush to serve on the Florida State Boxing Commission. Two years later he was elevated by Governor Charlie Crist to Chairman of the Commission, a post he currently holds. He is also a highly esteemed boxing historian.''
  
Received a "Special Award" by the [[Florida Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2010.
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* Received a "Special Award" and was a inductee to the [[Florida Boxing Hall of Fame]] in 2011.
* In 2012 Ortiz became as a title bout supervisor for the [[IBO]]
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* In 2012 Ortiz became a title bout supervisor for the [[IBO]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:37, 19 November 2012

Ramiro Ortiz

From the FBHOF:

Boxing has always been a passion for Ramiro Ortiz. A banker by profession, his banking career included a 22-year stay at SunTrust Bank, Miami, where he was president of the bank. He spent the next eight years as President of BankUnited. A former amateur boxer, in August 1981, he turned his boxing passion into action, when he and the late Hank Kaplan formed "Pugilistic Promotions." They ran monthly shows for the next 3½ years at the War Memorial Auditorium, in Fort Lauderdale. They ended up promoting more shows in Fort Lauderdale than all other promoters combined. Among the stars they helped develop were future cruiserweight champions Robert Daniels and Sloboden Kacar, and contenders Jose Ribalta, Juan Arroyo, and Adolfo Medel. "Ours was small-club boxing at its best. It was "interesting" to be a banker by day and a boxing promoter by night," Ramiro Ortiz said. In 2006 he was asked by then Governor Jeb Bush to serve on the Florida State Boxing Commission. Two years later he was elevated by Governor Charlie Crist to Chairman of the Commission, a post he currently holds. He is also a highly esteemed boxing historian.