Luis Ortiz vs. Malik Scott tonight


By Allan Fox: Undefeated heavyweight contender Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs) has an important fight tonight against Malik Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs) in a fight on HBO Boxing in Monte Carlo. The fight has high stakes for Ortiz, because a win against Scott will move him within striking distance of a title fight against fellow Matchroom Sport fighter IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) in 2017.

Their promoter Eddie Hearn is saying that he wants to match Ortiz and Joshua against each other in 10 to 12 months if everything goes right with both fighters winning their fights.
Malik Scott, 36, was selected to give Ortiz a good fight, but he wasn’t picked out with the thought that he had the chance of beating him.

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Luis Ortiz wants Deontay after Malik Scott


By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten Cuban heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs) says he wants to fight for a world title against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder when/if he gets past Malik Scott this Saturday night in Monte Carlo. It seems that the 37-year-old Ortiz is bothered by some of the comments that the hard hitting Wilder has made in the media about him.

Ortiz might want to hold off on taking on the dangerous 6’7” Wilder though, because he has a chance for a big payday against IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) in 2017, as long as he doesn’t get upset along the way. Ortiz is now signed with Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport in the UK, and it’s likely that Hearn will want to keep Ortiz in a separate lane until he can match him against Joshua for a big UK bash.

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Luis Ortiz vs. Malik Scott – Official weights


By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten highly rated #1 WBA heavyweight contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz weighed in at 239.5 pounds during Friday’s weigh-in for his fight against the serviceable Malik Scott for Saturday’s fight on HBO World Boxing in Monte Carlo.

Malik (38-2-1, 13 KOs) weighed in at a heavy looking 246.4lbs. What was interesting about the two straightaway was that the 6’4” Malik appeared to be at least one inch taller than Ortiz, and clearly the heavier looking of the two. This suggests that the listed 6’4” height that Ortiz has isn’t legit. He looks no more than 6’3”. That’s not an issue for this fight, of course, because Malik is obviously not in the same class as Ortiz in terms of talent, boxing skills, power and experience, but it might be a problem in the future for the Cuban when he starts facing the giants in the heavyweight division.

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Luis Ortiz: I’m ready for Joshua, Wilder & Klitschko


By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs) hasn’t yet taken care of business yet in his fight against Malik Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs) in their fight on Saturday and yet he’s already calling out Anthony Joshua Deontay Wilder and Wladimir Klitschko. Ortiz believes he can beat him all.

Well, we’re going to find out if the 6’4” Cuban Ortiz can beat Malik Scott on Saturday, because he’s going to be facing him on HBO Championship Boxing from the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo. Ortiz is a heavy favorite to beat the 36-year-old Scott, but that doesn’t matter.

The soon to be 38-year-old Ortiz has put himself in position to get at least a fight against Joshua now that he’s signed with Matchroom Sport, the promoters for Joshua. That still doesn’t mean the fight is going to happen though.

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Malik Scott ready to upset Luis Ortiz


By Eric Baldwin: Malik Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs) comes into this Saturday’s contest against unbeaten #1 WBA heavyweight contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs) as the heavy underdog for their 12 round fight at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The 36-year-old Scott doesn’t care that he’s the underdog, as he feels he’s ready to pull off a big upset over the Cuban Ortiz when they get inside the ring on Saturday night. Scott and Ortiz will fight for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title.

Malik hasn’t done much to rate a fight against the 6’4” Ortiz. Malik has lost two out of his last five fights since 2013. His losses came against Deontay Wilder and Dereck Chisora.

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Malik Scott sees flaws in Luis Ortiz


By Allan Fox: Malik Scott isn’t impressed with unbeaten #1 WBA heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz like many of the casual boxing fans who follow the sport. Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs) sees a lot of weaknesses that he believes he can exploit when the two heavyweights fight each other next month on November 12 on HBO Boxing After Dark at the Sailes des Etoiles, in Monte Carlo. Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs) clearly isn’t as good as many fans and writers believe him to be.

Ortiz’s fighting style is made to order for a big heavyweight with right hand power, speed and stamina. Ortiz is slow, and he walks into shots. He also looks a lot older than his 37-years in this writer’s opinion. Ortiz’s power isn’t as good many of the other heavyweights in the division.

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Luis Ortiz vs. Malik Scott on HBO on Nov.12

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By Scott Gilfoid: HBO Boxing After Dark will be televising next month’s heavyweight match-up between #1 WBA Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs) and unranked Malik Scotto (38-2-2-1, 13 KOs) on November 12 from the Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte-Carlo. HBO will be televising the Ortiz-Scott fight live starting at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT. Ortiz and Scott will be fighting for the vacant WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight title.

The fight will be shown very early on Saturday, and it’ll likely be missed by a lot of the boxing fans who aren’t accustomed to watching events at that time of the day. It’s not expected to be a competitive fight, so it’s a wonder that HBO is televising the fight at all.

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Luis Ortiz vs. Malik Scott on November 12

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By Scott Gilfoid: New Matchroom Sport signee heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (25-0, 20 KOs) will have an easy first fight with his new promoter Eddie Hearn in facing #9 WBC Malik Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs) on November 12 at the Salle des Étoiles, in Monte Carlo. Ortiz and Scott will be fighting for the vacant World Boxing Association Inter-Continental heavyweight title. It’s not a great fight though.

Scott, 35, has lost two out of his last four fights in knockout losses to Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder and Dereck Chisora. I’m not sure why Scott is still ranked in the top 10 after losing those fights. You would think that the losses would have knocked Scott out of the top 15 altogether.

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Luis Ortiz-Malik Scott headlines ‘Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza’ on Nov 12

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Matchroom Boxing and the Casino de Monte-Carlo are delighted to announce a blockbuster night of World championship boxing on November 12 at Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte-Carlo in ‘Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza’ live on Sky Sports.

One of the world’s most dangerous and exciting Heavyweights, Luis Ortiz, tops the bill as he looks to add to his 22 KOs from 25 wins as he takes on Malik Scott for the WBA Inter-Continental title – with Ortiz making his European debut in his first fight since teaming up with Matchroom Boxing.

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Malik Scott: Anthony Joshua is a spoiled, insecure black David Price

joshua567787By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight Malik Scott does not think too much of British/Commonwealth heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs), who he sees as a spoiled, insecure brat, who he sees as a black version of David Price.

Scott doesn’t say why he sees the 6’6” Joshua as another Price, but it’s possible that he might have seen Joshua struggle in sparring when the two fighters were in former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s training camp a couple of years ago.

Scott is not too happy with Joshua after the British fighter chose not to shake his hand after he congratulated him following his 7th round stoppage win over his nemesis Dillian Whyte earlier this month on December 12th at the O2 Arena in London, England.

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