Luis Ortiz v Tony Thompson undercard takes shape for March 5

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The non-televised undercard of Luis Ortiz vs. Tony Thompson will feature exciting top prospects from the East Coast for an exciting night of boxing on March 5, live from the DC Armory. 

First off, undefeated lightweight, Lamont Roach Jr. (9-0, 3 KOs) of Washington, D.C. will participate in a six-round fight and new Golden Boy Promotions fighter Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (14-0, 11 KO) from Lynn, Mass. will fight in an eight-round welterweight bout. 

Also on the card, D’Mitrius “Big Meech” Ballard (11-0,7 KOs) from Temple Hills, Md. is scheduled for a six-round middleweight brawl and stable mate Kevin “K-Smoove” Rivers (12-1, 9 KOs) is committed to a six-round featherweight battle. Two spectacular undefeated super lightweights, Zachary “Zungry” Ochoa (13-0, 6 KOs) of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Philly native Damon Allen (8-0, 3 KOs) will both fight in respective six-round bouts. Opening up the night, Todd Unthank-May (8-0, 3 KOs) also of Philadelphia, will fight in a six-round light heavyweights bout.

Opponents will be announced shortly.

The event on March 5, is headlined by the WBA Interim Heavyweight World Championship Title showdown between Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (24-0, 21 KOs) and Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (40-6, 27 KO’s). Number one WBO Welterweight Contender, Sadam “World Kid” Ali (22-0, 13 KOs) will face former world champion and number four WBO Welterweight Contender, Jessie Vargas (26-1, 9 KOs) in a 12-round co-main event for the vacant WBO Welterweight World Championship.

Both fights will be televised live on HBO ® Boxing After Dark beginning at 10 pm ET/PT.

Tickets priced at $25, $50, $75, and $100, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, are on sale today and available online at and all Ticketmaster locations, by calling (800) 745-3000.The DC Armory Box Office will be open on fight night only from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET.