Disappointment over Ortiz-Scott, Hearn says he will find “someone who will come to win” for Dec 10 return

Malik Scott - Malik Scott

Cuban heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz, by his own admission, and that of his promoter, was dissatisfied with the decision victory he pounded out over Malik Scott last night in Monaco. Ortiz, who won via lopsided scores on the three cards, blamed Scott’s negative tactics for the dull encounter. Ortiz wanted a showcase in his Matchroom debut but it failed to materialise.

Fans are split now on whether or not the powerful southpaw is as good as it once appeared. Any fighter can have a less than spectacular night, and Scott was less than willing to go to war, but is Ortiz the big threat to the likes of Deontay Wilder (who of course crushed Scott inside a single round a few years back in a non-title fight) and Anthony Joshua that many felt he was? Is age catching up with Ortiz who, at 37, is no spring chicken?

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Luis Ortiz decisions Malik Scott, looks poor

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Undefeated heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz (26-0, 22 KOs) looked really poor in beating American Malik Scott (38-3-1 13 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Salle des Étoiles, in Monte Carlo. The final judges’ scores were 120-105, 120-106 and 119-106.

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Ortiz defeats Scott; Sosa beats Smith – results

Malik Scott - Malik Scott

Unbeaten highly ranked heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz (26-0, 22 KOs) did what he had to do in defeating Malik Scott *38-3-1, 13 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night to stay unbeaten in their clash at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

This was supposed to have been a showcase fight for the 37-year-old Ortiz, but Scott had other ideas. He chose to stall out the fight by running around the ring, taunting Ortiz and not engaging. The results of the contest was diaster with angry boxing fans at ringside booing the lack of action. Ortiz couldn’t be blamed for it though. He was trying his best to get to Scott, but the American was totally reluctant to fight him.

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