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Luis Ortiz and Malik Scott to clash on ‘HBO Boxing After Dark’

Unbeaten heavyweight Luis Ortiz. Photo: Naoki Fukuda
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The 12-round heavyweight bout between Luis Ortiz and Malik Scott on Nov. 12 will air on HBO, it was announced Monday afternoon.

The bout will take place Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The network will air the one-bout “Boxing After Dark” broadcast live, beginning at 4 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. PT and will replay the fight later that evening at 11:05 p.m. ET/PT.

Ortiz (25-0, 22 knockouts), who recently signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing, has not fought since knocking out Tony Thompson in the sixth round on March 5.

The unbeaten southpaw has fought a total of three times on HBO programming.

“Fans know Luis Ortiz as a heavyweight knockout machine,” said Peter Nelson, executive vice president of HBO Sports. “We’re happy to announce his showdown with Malik Scott from Monte Carlo live on our network on November 12.”

Ortiz is ranked No. 4 by THE RING magazine.

Like Ortiz, Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs) also fought and defeated Thompson in his most recent fight. Despite suffering a knockdown in round one, Scott won a 10-round unanimous decision over Thompson Oct. 30 of last year.

In March of 2014, Scott was knocked out midway through the opening round at the hands of current WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder.

 

 

 

Francisco A. Salazar has written for RingTV since October of 2013 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper, BoxingScene.com and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing.

 

 

 

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