Heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz will most likely be part of the May 7 HBO pay-per-view undercard, beneath the Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan main event, according to ESPN.com. There is one potential roadblock to making that happen, as Ortiz faces veteran Tony Thompson on March 5 in an HBO main event.
But if Ortiz (24-0, 21 KO) takes care of business as expected, Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya says he wants to keep the big Cuban busy:
"We're looking at possibly having ‘King Kong' on the card if everything goes well in March," De La Hoya said. "This is the best heavyweight on the planet today and we want to keep him extremely busy and force the top heavyweights to fight him."
Ortiz, 36, had a terrible time finding an opponent for his March 5 date. The first to agree to terms was Alexander Dimitrenko, who then withdrew after asking for more money. Thompson (40-6, 27 KO) came into play then, as the card is set for the DC Armory and Thompson is a native of Washington, DC.
Featherweight prospect Diego De La Hoya (14-0, 8 KO) is also likely for the card, though his fight could come on the pre-pay-per-view portion of the show.