Ortiz demolishes Martz, targets Wilder

As expected, unbeaten heavyweight contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (28-0, 24 KOs) scored a second round KO Daniel Martz (16-6-1, 13 KOs) on Friday night at Hialeah Park in Miami, Florida. Ortiz’ bodywork dropped the 6’7 Martz in round one.

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Ortiz laid out Martz 43 seconds into round two with a left to the head, then marched straight over to call out WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder who was at ringside.
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Wilder said he would “bless” Ortiz by scheduling to fight him again. “This time no excuses,” said Wilder.

In a slugfest, former light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (32-5-1, 19 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten light heavyweight Ahmed Elbiali (16-1, 13 KOs) in round six. The end came with Pascal punishing a gassed Elbiali.

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Before the fight, the 35-year-old Pascal stated that this would be the final fight of his career.

Welterweight Bryant “Good Fella” Perrella (15-1, 13 KOs) won by eight round unanimous decision over Alex Martin (13-3, 5 KOs). Power-hitter Perrella dropped Martin hard in round one with a big right hand, but was forced to go the full eight. Scores were 79-72, 79-72, 77-74.

In a clash between unbeaten featherweights, Stephan Fulton (12-0, 5 KOs) scored an eight round majority decision over Adam Lopez (8-0, 3 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 76-76, 78-74, 77-75.

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