Whyte Still Giving Malik Scott The Edge To Outbox Luis Ortiz

By Edward Chaykovsky

British heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte (19-1, 15KOs) is still backing Malik Scott to pull off a potential shocker this weekend, when he faces the very dangerous Luis Ortiz on November 12 from Monte Carlo.

Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs) vs. Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs) takes place at Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte-Carlo. HBO will televise it live in the United States as the headliner of an HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Same day replay at 11:05 p.m. (ET/PT). The fight will carried live in the UK on Sky Sports.

The fight will be the first ring outing for Ortiz under his new promotional deal with Matchroom Sport - who also promote Whyte.


Scott and Whyte are close friends. Whyte, who may be building up a future fight for himself, believes Ortiz is more hype than substance. He has no fear of getting in the ring with the fearsome boxer known as 'King Kong'.

"It's one of them fights where it says a lot about both men," Whyte told Sky Sports. "How good is Malik Scott and how good is Ortiz? Malik is a very good boxer, but the problem is - he lacks a bit of power, and Ortiz seems to carry a bit of power.

"Whether Malik can out-box him for 12 rounds, or hurt him enough to keep him off, or whether Ortiz can close him down, land enough punches. But I give Malik the edge in out-boxing him, because Luis Ortiz has never fought anyone that is as mobile and as good as what Malik is."

Whyte does not expect Scott to fall apart under the pressure of the big moment, as a lot of eyes will be on Ortiz's performance that night.

"He's nuts, but he's fun nuts though, not like crazy nuts," said Whyte. "He's one of those guys that you don't know what he's going to do. This is a man who has been in camp since he was 15-years-old and has boxed numerous rounds with numerous world champions. He's been boxing for so long that boxing is second nature to him. He gets in there and moves around like a Bentley. Hopefully he will win on points."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 11-09-2016

What's this Del boy Jr on about? Grandpa Kong stops him in 9! Nice mongoose

Comment by deathofaclown on 11-09-2016

I can't see Malik outboxing him, no way. And no way he can stand and fight with him. Scott got stopped by Chisora. He waited until 10 and pretended he wanted to get up. He's a quitter and that was…

Comment by Sadiqkingofko on 11-09-2016

[QUOTE=BigOneFromCuba;17183030]AJ mustve seperated this guys reasoning center. Cuban boxers are utterly technical. Malik cant outbox him.[/QUOTE] it's cause he's friends with Malik Scott

Comment by BigOneFromCuba on 11-09-2016

AJ mustve seperated this guys reasoning center. Cuban boxers are utterly technical. Malik cant outbox him.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Photos: King Tug Demolishes Oscar Escandon - Knockdown Fest Jayr Raquinel Blasts Out Shun Kosaka To Retain OPBF Title Roman Gonzalez vs. Kal Yafai Could Be Next, Says Eddie Hearn Golden Boy Prez: Golovkin Rematch is Dead, Ridiculous Demands! Oscar Valdez Calls on AIBA To Bring Back Old Rules, Train Judges Manzanilla Shocks Julio Ceja, Costs Him Mandatory Title Shot David Lemieux Sends Achour Down, Punishes Him For Decision Argenis Mendez Drops Eddie Ramirez Four Times, Wins Decision Jerwin Ancajas Decisions Jonas Sultan, Retains IBF Title Tugstsogt Nyambayar Drops Oscar Escandon 5 Times, TKO in 3 Jerwin Ancajas vs. Jonas Sultan - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Kal Yafai Drops, Stops David Carmona in Seven Rounds Kal Yafai vs. David Carmona - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Shawn Porter: I'll Fight Danny Garcia Wherever He Wants Jerwin Ancajas-Jonas Sultan Undercard Results From Fresno Hearn: Joshua vs. Povetkin Discussions Are Ongoing Yafai: 'Absolute Joke' How Heavy Carmona Came in for Our Fight Horn's Trainer: Crawford is Just a Man, Horn Beat a Legend! Naoya Inoue Eyes More Titles: I Hope To Win Whole WBSS! Adonis Stevenson: Mayweather Tricked Us With The Officials! Ricky Burns Will Return on June 16th in Newcastle Kal Yafai: I'm Ready to Take Out the Champs, One After Another Photos: Naoya Inoue Destroys Jamie McDonnell in One Round Golovkin Promoter Explains GGG's Position: He Wants Fair Split! De La Hoya To Golovkin: Go Fight Derevyancheko For $1 Million! Daily Bread Mailbag: Loma vs. Tank, Mikey Garcia, Russell, More Jamie McDonnell Confirms He Will Move Up After KO Loss's Television Picks of The Week - May 26 Dubois Gives Deontay Wilder The Edge To Beat Anthony Joshua Jarrett Hurd Turns Back on Lara Rematch, Wants Kell Brook Next The Unfortunate Reality of Canelo-GGG Rematch Negotiations Luis Ortiz Waiting For WBC To Make Ruling on Whyte Fight Linares: I Did Not Quit With Lomachenko, I'd Like a Rematch Photos: Ramirez-Mendez, Nyambayar-Escandon - PBC Weigh-In Evens Pierre Knocks Francisco Contreras Out in Seventh De La Hoya Smiles at Golovkin: Good Luck With Derevyanchenko! Photos: Ancajas vs. Sultan, Yafai vs. Carmona - Ready For War Artur Szpilka Drops, Dominates Dominick Guinn Over Ten Rounds Miguel Cotto Helping Polish The Skills of Angel Acosta Izu Ugonoh Returns, Stops Fred Kassi in Three Rounds

Latest Active Forum Threads