Boxing Insider Notebook: Thompson, Ortiz, Donaire, Vargas, Herring, Hart, Arreola, and more
By: William Holmes
The following is the Boxing Insider notebook for the week of February 2nd to February 9th, covering the comings and goings in the sport of boxing that you might have missed.
Tony Thompson Steps in to Face Luis Ortiz, Ali to Face Vargas
On Saturday, March 5th at the D.C. Armory in Washington D.C. Luis Ortiz (24-0) will face Tony Thompson (40-6) for the WBA Interim Heavyweight World Title. This bout will air live on HBO Boxing After Dark and will be the main event of the broadcast.
Thompson has challenged for the world title in two previous occasions and came up short both times.
Ortiz had difficulty finding an opponent after his victory over Bryant Jennings and a large number of possible opponents, including Andy Ruiz and Alexander Dimitrenko were offered the fight and turned it down.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 10th.
In addition, Golden Boy Promotions has also announced that Sadam Ali and Jessie Vargas will be