Luis Ortiz, left, parted ways with Golden Boy Promotions on Tuesday/Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP Images
Interim heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz of Cuba is no longer being promoted by Golden Boy Promotions as of Tuesday, according to a statement released by Golden Boy spokesman Stefan Friedman.
“Today, Golden Boy Promotions and Luis Ortiz amicably parted ways,” the statement read. “We are proud of the work that Golden Boy and Luis accomplished together, culminating in his WBA heavyweight interim championship victory and subsequent title (defense). We wish Luis and his team all the best in the future.”
Tony “The Tiger” Thompson of Washington D.C. on Saturday showed his TKO of fellow heavyweight contender David Price in February was no fluke when he again stopped Price inside the distance, in the fifth round. The bout took place at Echo Arena in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, the same place where Thompson upset Price via second-round TKO in their first bout.
Price decked Thompson in the second round Saturday, but Thompson made it all the way back, eventually stopping Price at 1:55 of the fifth.
Thompson, 41, is 38-3 with 26 knockouts. Price, of Liverpool, is 30. He is 15-2 with 13 knockouts.
The bout was televised on WealthTV.