In an IBF heavyweight eliminator, Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (33-2, 28 KOs) scored an thrilling come-from-behind sixth spherical TKO over “Prince” Charles Martin (28-3-1, 25 KOs) on Saturday evening on the Seminole Laborious Rock Resort and On line casino in Hollywood, Florida. Martin, who was IBF heavyweight champion for a minute in 2016, knocked down Ortiz with a shot behind the ear in spherical one. The 42-year-old Ortiz rebounded to win spherical two. Ortiz down once more on the finish of spherical 4 from a jab. Ortiz lastly linked with an overhand left that put Martin out on his toes in spherical six and Martin’s glove received bizarrely trapped between the ropes as he went down. Martin beat the depend however Ortiz brutally battered him to the deck once more to finish it. Time was 1:37.
Unbeaten WBC #5, WBO #5 heavyweight Frank Sanchez (20-0, 13 KOs) outclassed late sub Christian Hammer (26-9, 16 KOs) over ten rounds, however was reluctant to let his arms go en path to a uninteresting unanimous determination. Sanchez was credited with a doubtful knockdown after a pushdown in spherical ten. Scores have been 100-89 3x.
In a rematch, heavyweight Jonnie Rice (15-6-1, 10 KOs) gained a slow-paced ten spherical unanimous determination over Michael Coffie (12-2, 9 KOs) by scores of 97-93, 97-93, 99-91. Simple win for Rice, regardless of weighing 15 kilos greater than he did in profitable their first combat.
WBO #14 heavyweight Ali Eren Demirezen (15-1, 12 KOs) broke down former world title challenger Gerald Washington (20-5-1, 13 KOs) over eight rounds. Washington’s nook lastly requested for a referee’s stoppage and received it at :27 of spherical eight.
Heavyweight Viktor Faust (9-0, 7 KOs scored an thrilling second spherical TKO over Iago Kiladze (27-6-1, 19 KOs). In a wild first spherical, Faust dropped Kiladze, Kiladze received up and floored Faust, Faust received up and dropped Kiladze once more. In spherical two, Kiladze floored Faust once more, then Faust knocked down Kiladze. Kiladze beat the depend, however referee Sam Burgos waved off the combat. Kiladze was livid concerning the stoppage and tapped Burgos with a proper hand. Time was 1:44. Appeared like a fast stoppage. Faust was a 33:1 favourite and nobody anticipated this bout to go life and loss of life.
Unbeaten light-weight Frank “The Ghost” Martin (15-0, 11 KOs) dominated Romero Duno (24-3, 19 KOs) and knocked him out within the fourth spherical. Spectacular efficiency by Martin who floored Duno twice in spherical 4. Time was 2:54. Martin seems prepared to hitch the elites within the sizzling 135lb division.
Heavyweight Lenier Pero (6-0, 3 KOs) scored an eight spherical unanimous determination over Geovany Bruzon (6-1, 5 KOs). Scores have been 77-75, 78-74, 78-74. Good scrap.