WBC #3 heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (32-2, 27 KOs) needed just 45 seconds to blow away Alexander “The Great” Flores (18-3-1, 16 KOs) in the main event of an all-heavyweight card on Saturday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Returning to the ring after a loss to then heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder last November, Ortiz came out firing from the opening moments. The Cuban southpaw landed a series of jabs and a glancing left hand that forced Flores on the retreat early.
It was then a perfectly placed lead right hook to the body that would end the night early, as Flores folded from a shot to the ribs.
WBO #9, WBA #15 heavyweight Frank “The Cuban Flash” Sánchez (16-0, 12 KOs) won by fourth round TKO over Brian Howard (15-4, 12 KOs). Sanchez dropped Howard at the end of round three, then floored him twice in round four. The bout was halted by the referee after Sanchez dished out more punishment. Time was 2:07.
Heavyweight Michael Coffie (11-0, 8 KOs) scored a brutal second round KO over Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell (35-11, 33 KOs). A hook to the body followed by a right to the head finished Abell, who suffered a torn right bicep during the bout.
Heavyweight Carlos Negron (22-3, 18 KOs) stopped Rafael Rios (11-3, 8 KOs) in round two when the referee stepped in to save Rios from further punishment.