Ortiz knocks out Thompson in 6
Unbeaten heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs) continued his path of destruction on Saturday night, as he dominated Tony Thompson (40-7, 27 KOs) en route to a sixth round knockout at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C.
Ortiz didn’t waste any time, throwing big-time bombs in the first round, landing with an overhand left to the temple that put Thompson down. The fight however slowed after that, as Thompson elected to stay on the defensive and throw only the occasional punch.
In the third, Ortiz floored Thompson and then stepped on the gas in the sixth, as he dropped him for the third time. Thompson was stunned but also seemed to have hurt his leg on the way down and was counted out.
“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 added. “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.”
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