Who is Lismercedes Ortiz?
Lismercedes Ortiz, the adorable 10-year-old girl battling a skin illness, is the daughter of the renowned boxer Luis Ortiz. At age 30, the fighter began his profession after being inspired by his daughter.
Despite having a late start to his professional career, The Ring Magazine and Transnational Boxing Ranking Boards presently have him as the eighth best active heavyweight in the world. He started boxing to help his daughter, born with a severe epidermolysis bullosa, a rare medical skin disorder.
Ortiz moved out of Cuba in 2009, so his daughter could receive the proper care. He was allowed to return 30 months later with his wife Lindsey, eight months pregnant, and daughter Lismercedes. Currently one of the most feared boxers in the heavyweight division, Ortiz resides and trains with Herman Caicedo in Miami.