Luis Ortiz Makes Quick Work Alexander Flores
Cuban heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (32-2, 27 KOs) returned to the ring Saturday night, making quick work and knocking out Alexander “The Great” Flores (18-3-1, 16 KOs) in the first round on FOX PBC Fight Night main event and on FOX from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A shot to the body is what did as Flores was down for the count as the referee waived it 45 seconds into the fight.
In the co-feature, Cuban heavyweight prospect Frank "The Cuban Flash" Sanchez (16-0, 12 KOs) scored a fourth-round knockout over Brian Howard (15-4, 12 KOs). Sanchez send Howard to the canvas, knocking him down three times in route to the victory.
Undefeated heavyweight Michael Coffie (11-0, 8 KOs) scored a TKO victory over Joey Abell (35-11, 33 KOs) in the second round. Abell appeared to be hurt but a right a hook by Coffied ended the fight as the referee counted Abell out 49 seconds into the round.
In the opening bout from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Negron (22-3, 18 KOs) stopped Mexico's Rafael Rios (11-3, 8 KOs) 2:33 into the second round.