Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.

luis-ortiz_22

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 Magsayo, Brian Norman, Mendoza, Brandun Lee Back on 10/6 Lomachenko-Pedraza Shifts To MSG on 12/8, New Plans For 12/1 Gamboa: Me and Juanma Felt Marlins Park Was Perfect For Event HBO's Lampley: Overwhelming Majority Saw Golovkin Win, Twice Photos: Price vs. Kuzmin, Campbell vs. Mendy - Face To Face Charr Shocked as Positive Drug Tests Cancel Oquendo Fight Photos: Joshua, Povetkin - Face To Face at Final Press Conference O'Shaquie Foster Motivated To Shock Jon Fernandez on ShoBox Joshua Prepared For 'Good Scrap;' Hopes to Stop Povetkin in 8th Ryan Garcia Believes Tyson Fury Will Upset Deontay Wilder Bob Arum: HBO and Showtime Don't Belong In Boxing Anymore Whyte: I'll Get In Joshua's Head, Knock Him Out In Our Rematch Hearn: If Fury is KO'd By Wilder, The Joshua Fight Never Happens James Tennyson Aims To Dominate, Pressure Tevin Farmer Hearn Warns Team Wilder: Hurry Up, You Haven't Got Long Golovkin Opponents Split on Canelo Rematch Outcome Ngabu vs. Merhy in Play For EBU Strap After Jur KO Loss Joshua vs. Povetkin: The Joys of Disappointment Abel Sanchez Not Surprised Canelo Withstood Golovkin's Power Mikey Garcia: My Main Target, Focus and No. 1 Goal is Spence! Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk Card Coming Together Pacquiao Says No Tune-Up Needed, Mayweather May Have One Miguel Roman: Miguel Berchelt Will Not Withstand My Pace Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juan Manuel Lopez Doubleheader on 11/10 Sergio Martinez Discusses Unbeaten Prospect Jon Fernandez Photos: Luke Campbell, Yvan Mendy, Okolie, Askin - Workouts Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work Fury on Wilder: Klitschko Hit Really Hard Too, It Didn't Affect Me! Arum Amused: I'd Be Conflicted If De La Hoya Ran Against Trump Froch: Joshua Needs to Entertain, Show Fighting Spirit Again Joshua-Povetkin: A Look at Heavyweight Olympic Champions UK News: McCullagh-Kennedy, Edwards-Farrag, Gallagher-Byrne Savannah Marshall Added To Fury vs. Pulev Card Amir Khan: Did You See The Size of Canelo When He Fought Me?! Gallagher Expects Smith To Peak, Shine Against George Groves Chocolatito's Options To Be Evaluated, Yafai Not Ruled Out Lemieux: Golovkin is Not The Same, Rematch Would Be Different Arum: Lomachenko Wants Mikey Garcia Fight Right After Pedraza Frank Warren: I Had Golovkin Beating Canelo By Three Rounds
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement