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Ortiz vs Johnson on Thrusday Night

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 16, 2013)—THURSDAY NIGHT!!! WBA Number-two ranked Heavyweight Luis Ortiz will headline a bug night of boxing when he takes on Rayford Johnson in an eight round bout that will originate from The Steel Stacks Arts Quest Center in Bethlehem, PA.

The bout can be seen LIVE all over the world (It will be blacked out in the Lehigh Valley) on for just $9.99 by clicking:!/watch/522653e45ddbb5b54f004fa4

Ortiz, of Miami, Florida via Cuba is 19-0 with sixteen knockouts has risen up the Heavyweight rankings on the strength of wins over Lamar Davis (4-1); Fancisco Alvarez (12-1); former world title challenger Epifanio Mendoza and in his last bout he was involved with a no-contest on Joseph Rabotte.

Johnson of Longview, Texas has a record 8-12 with four knockouts.

Johnson has quality wins over Armin Markanovic (4-1) and former world title challenger Will McIntyre (40-5-1)

Johnson has also faced top fighters such as Alfonso Lopez (7-0); Eric Molina (8-1); Terrance Woods (7-0); Molina (15-1) again; Felix Piedra (7-0-1); Mike Wilson (8-0); Venroy July (13-1-2); Samuel Clarkson (8-2); and in his last bout he dropped a six round split decision to Martin Verdin

In the six round co-feature, Jovan Francois (6-0-1, 6 KO’s) of Trinidad and Tobago takes on Angel Figueroa (3-0-1 of Lorain, OH in a Jr. Middleweight bout.

In four round bouts:

Jeremy Trussell (3-0, 2 KO’s) of Baltimore, MD battles Chorles Parker (1-1,1 KO) of Wilson, NC in a Middleweight bout.

Jerrell Harris (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Washington, DC will fight Nasser Abdul Malik (1-1, 1 KO) of Cary, NC in a Welterweight bout.

In a special Super Featherweight bout, the grandson of Heavyweight Legend Larry Holmes, Jeffrey Dorsey Holmes (0-2) of Easton, PA takes on debuting Robert James of Cincinnati, OH.

Super Bantamweight Marquise Pierce (1-2, 1 KO) of Phillipsburg, NJ will fight Jesus Gonzalez (0-2).

Gervonta Davis (4-0, 4 KO’s) of Baltimore, MD will take on an opponent to be announced in a Featherweight bout.

Rounding out the card will be a Super Middleweight bout featuring undefeated John Magda (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Ruthorford, NJ boxing Terry Van Avery (1-0, 1 KO) of Kalamazoo, MI

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