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This Saturday afternoon November 12th 2017, Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (25-0, 22 KO’s) will go at it with Malik Scott (38-2-1, 13 KO’s) for the WBA intercontinental Heavyweight title.  The fight will take place at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo Monaco, and will be live on HBO Boxing at 4pm ET.  In the co-feature, Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KO’s) will defend his WBA Super Featherweight title against Stephen Smith(24-2, 14 KO’s).  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

LUIS ORTIZ

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-Record:  25 – 0 – 0, 22 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 4″

-Reach:  84″

-Notable Fights

  • Bryant Jennings  —  Win, TKO 7th round (12), 12/19/15.
  • Tony Thompson  —  Win, KO 6th round (12), 3/5/16.

 

MALIK SCOTT

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-Record:  38 – 2 – 1, 13 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 4″

-Reach:  81″

-Notable Fights

  • Vyacheslav Glazkov  —  Draw, Split Decision (10), 2/23/13.
  • Deontay Wilder  —  Loss, KO 1st round (12), 3/15/14.
  • Alex Leapai  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (10), 10/31/14.

 

Predictions:

Jason Sosa  —  def  —  Stephen Smith  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

Luis Ortiz  —  def  —  Malik Scott  —  via  —  TKO 3rd round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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It official.  On November 12th 2016, Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (25-0, 22 KO’s) will face Malik Scott (38-2-2, 13 KO’s) on HBO Boxing After Dark.  The fight will be aired at 4pm ET and will take place at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo.  #1 WBA ranked Luis Ortiz and unranked Malik Scott will go at it for the vacant WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight title.

Luis Ortiz destroyed Tony Thompson back in March of this year via 6th round knockout, in the DC Armory.  Coincidentally, Malik Scott’s last victory was also against Tony Thompson, when he defeated him by unanimous decision back in October of 2015.  Ortiz will be a heavy favorite in this fight, and it should be a fairly easy one for him.  Although they are about the same age, Scott is coming off of a very long lay off, and his age in the ring is higher then Ortiz’.  Scot has been in the professional game a lot longer, and his age will show a lot more then Ortiz’.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

 

The fight has been set.  The date, January 17 2015.  Mandatory contender Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KO’s) will finally take on Bermane Stiverne (24-1, 21 KO’s), for Stiverne’s WBC Heavyweight Championship.  I have personally been waiting for this fight for quite some time now, as I am a huge believer of Deontay Wilder.

Bermane Stiverne holds the only major Heavyweight championship belt, while all the others are held by Wladimir Klitschko, so it will be interesting to see if the winner of this matchup will indeed face of against Dr. Steelhammer, to crown and undisputed World Heavyweight Champion.  Stiverne is no doubt a heavy hitter with 21 KO’s on his resume.  Wilder has knocked out every opponent he has ever faced, so it will be interesting to see which man actually has more power.

The criticism on Wilder is that he hasn’t fought anyone worth mentioning.  He did fight one very decent fighter (Malik Scott), and he disposed of him via 1st round KO.  Wilder has never been past 4 rounds, so it will be interesting to see if he has the stamina to complement his amazing power.  On the other hand, I don’t quite understand why Stiverne hasn’t been criticized for the same thing.  Ok, so he fought Chris Arreola twice, but Arreola in my opinion is very overrated.  Other then that, Stiverne’s resume is not really that impressive either.  This will be the first true test for either guy, and thats what makes this fight so interesting.  Plus, theres finally something to talk about in the Heavyweight division.

-David