WBA Interim Heavyweight World Champion Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs) continued his rapid descent up the heavyweight division, knocking Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (40-7, 27 KOs) down twice before finishing him with a huge knockout in the sixth round.
The main event topped a massive night of boxing on HBO Boxing After Dark® at the D.C. Armory, in Washington D.C.in front crowd of 4,585.
Ortiz came out strong, knocking down Thompson with an overhand left in the first round, sending Thompson to the canvas again in the third round before putting him down for good mid-way through the sixth.
“I’m hungry and ready for any champion. Let’s do it,” Ortiz said. “I’m a serious guy, boxing is my job, my passion and I’m committed 100 percent. I work, I train, I spend time with my family. That’s all I do. I look to destroy my opponent in the ring and let my fists do the talking.”
“He is strong as advertised,” Thompson said. “It’s sad that my hometown got to see me at the end of my career versus at the peak of my career. I just think it would have been a much better fight with prime Tony Thompson, but the guy is as strong as a monster. Thanks to all the fans that came to support.”by