Knockout machine Luis “King Kong” Ortiz is one of the most exciting fighters in the tradition-rich heavyweight division.
Now, he makes his first ring appearance across the Atlantic when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: LUIS ORTIZ VS. MALIK SCOTT is seen SATURDAY, NOV. 12 at 4:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, with an evening replay at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The HBO Sports team will call all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 13 (9:45 a.m.) and 15 (12:40 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 13 (4:10 p.m.) and 14 (12:05 a.m.)
The fight will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (25-0, 22 KOs), 37, originally from Camaguey, Cuba, and now living in Miami, Fla., meets Philadelphia’s Malik Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round contest. Currently boasting a knockout-to-win ratio above 80%, the dangerous Ortiz is on a quest for worldwide recognition and title belts. Scott, 36, is a seasoned pro who fought 13 years before absorbing his first loss in 2013.
The Monte Carlo telecast continues HBO’s initiative of presenting intriguing fights from across the Atlantic in the late-Saturday afternoon time slot. In the past three years, HBO Boxing has also visited London, Moscow, Hamburg and Dusseldorf.
Immediately following the primetime replay at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT), HBO Sports will present the special ROAD TO KOVALEV/WARD set for approximately 12:30 a.m. (ET/PT).
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