Ortiz Sweeps Scorecards Against Scott
Luis Ortiz defeated Malik Scott today in a main event bout held in Monte Carlo.
The bout was very one-sided and lackluster in content. The first round featured little action, with Scott bouncing around and Ortiz trying to cut off the ring. Scott went down as Ortiz got close to him, and Scott threw only two punches in the round.
By the end of the third round, Scott went down four times on either slips or going down in anticipation of a punch being thrown. In fact, Scott only threw 24 punches over the first three rounds.
Scott was knocked down in both the fourth and fifth rounds, but managed to get up both times. Scott claimed Ortiz threw rabbit punches to knock him down. He picked it up a bit in the seventh, but far enough from doing any real damage to Ortiz.
In the ninth, Scott went down once more on a body shot.
The judges awarded the decision to Scott, 120-105, 120-106, 119-106.