Malik Scott: Too good not to box


By Gav Duthie: Malik Scott: Too good not to box but too scared to succeed? Last Saturday night, I witnessed one of the meekest, most feeble, timid and frightened performances I’ve ever seen in a boxing ring. Malik ‘King’ or ‘The Noble Artist’ Scott talked his way into a fight with heavyweight bogeyman Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz 27-0 (22). You would have thought Malik was fighting the actual King Kong the way he ran around the ring avoiding confrontation.

The main reason for my dismay was that I actually like Malik Scott. He is such a talented fighter and the way he moves, his foot speed and hand speed for a man his size he should be a genuine contender. It’s mentally where his problem lies, he has been boxing for 25 years but he didn’t want to take a punch. Where has it went wrong for Malik Scott, Why was he so reluctant to go out and win and did he expose Ortiz to any extent in his 12 round decision loss.

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What next for Luis Ortiz?


By Dominic Chapman: After Saturday nights one sided but very lackluster victory over Malik Scott, there will be a lot of questions on boxing fans minds today. Main one’s being is Luis Ortiz really as good as he has been portrayed? And How does he fit into the heavyweight picture now?

Before last nights fight in Monte Carlo, Luis Ortiz was one of if not the most feared heavyweights in the world. No one really wanted a piece of the 6ft 4in Cuban Southpaw. After recently signing with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and Hearn himself admitting he wanted Ortiz to be active, it was up to him to find a suitable match for the dangerous Ortiz. Up stepped 36 year old American Malik Scott (38-2-1, 13KOs) who talked his way into the fight.

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Luis Ortiz exposed!


By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport is going to need to think hard what they’re going to do with heavyweight contender Luis ‘King Kong” Ortiz (26-0, 22 Kos) after the way he struggled tonight to take out the high level journeyman Malik Scott (38-3-1, 13 KOs) in their fight at Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Ortiz was forced to go the full 12 round distance to defeat Scott by a decision, and he was not impressive at all in the fight. This is the same Malik Scott that the talented Deontay Wilder took out in one round with a left-right combination in 2014. Ortiz didn’t have the power to finish off Scott, even though he did knock him down three times in the fight in winning by the scores 120-105, 120-106, and 119-106.

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Luis Ortiz vs. Malik Scott – Results


By Eric Baldwin: #1 WBA heavyweight contender Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz (26-0, 22 KOs) labored to a dull 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night over the timid looking Malik Scott (38-3-1, 13 KOs) in a dull fight at the Salle des Étoiles, in Monte Carlo.

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