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MALIK SCOTT HEADS TO MONTE CARLO FOR HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN WITH LUIS ORTIZ!!
Los Angeles, CA (October 12, 2016) World ranked heavyweight contender MALIK SCOTT, (38-2-1, 13 KO’s), is headed to the world’s foremost tourist destination, Monte Carlo, on Saturday, November 12 to face feared, undefeated and #1 ranked “King Kong” LUIS ORTIZ, (25-0, 22 KO’s) at the Salle des Etoiles for the vacant World Boxing Association Inter-Continental Heavyweight Title.
“This is the fight I wanted, I picked him, “said Scott. “I told my promoter Tom Brown one of the three, either Anthony Joshua, David Haye or Luis Ortiz.”
“After Ortiz beat Bryant Jennings the media starting talking about his invincibility and that he was the most feared heavyweight and I immediately wanted to fight him. There’s no such thing as unbeatable and I welcome the challenge to prove it.”
“If I’m on my game on November 12, I’ll shut him out. He’s going to gas out early and I’ll put on a boxing clinic,” continued Scott. “Ortiz is my pathway towards a world title opportunity, this is my time to shine and slay ‘King Kong’.”
“Because of his rep this fight will get a lot of international attention and I’ll be looking for full credit when I beat him, no excuses.”
A native of Philadelphia, now residing in Los Angeles, Scott fights under the Sherman Oaks’ based TGB Promotions’ banner.
“Malik has wanted another big fight and this opportunity to face Ortiz comes at the right time,” said TOM BROWN, President of TGB Promotions. “Malik is fearless and isn’t at all intimidated by Ortiz’s rep, he’s fought or sparred every notable heavyweight over the last fifteen years.”
Known as a true road warrior of the sport, last October Scott traveled to Orlando, Florida winning a dominant ten round decision over former world title challenger Tony Thompson. The previous October, Scott defeated Alex Leapai, also a former world title challenger in Australia.
The heavy-handed Ortiz has stopped his last four opponents, most recently the aforementioned Tony Thompson in the sixth round on March 5, 2016. Prior to that Ortiz brutally stopped former world title challenger Bryant Jennings in the seventh round on December 19, 2015.
Scott vs. Ortiz is presented by Matchroom Boxing in association with TGB Promotions and will be telecast LIVE in the UK on Sky Sports.
ABOUT TGB PROMOTIONS
In March of 2015, following the loss of Dan Goossen, Brown started his own promotional company, TGB Promotions. TGB Promotions helped launch the Premier Boxing Champions franchise on NBC with the network’s first major primetime fight in over 30 years. The debut of the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC was the most-watched professional boxing broadcast since 1998.
As the matchmaker for Goossen Promotions, Tom Brown deftly guided the careers of many world champions including U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists, David Reid (1996) and Andre Ward (2004) in addition to working with World Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson.
Brown’s work has received a wealth of accolades from industry insiders and media worldwide. The NABF has lauded his work many times, bestowing their matchmaker of the year award upon him six times. The IBF also presented TGB Promotions its award for Most Active Promoter for the year of 2015.
Most recently the work of Brown has brought to prominence; former world champions Paul Williams and Rico Ramos in addition to highly ranked contenders Chris Arreola, Vanes Martirosyan, John Molina Jr., and Josesito Lopez along with numerous top young prospects including Olympians and twin brothers, Javier and Oscar Molina.
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