Feature | Oct 10 2016

Five things we learned from the weekend’s action

Here are five things we learned from the weekend
Liam Walsh
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Luis Ortiz is back

In a shock announcement, Matchroom Boxing confirmed they have signed classy Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz. The hard-hitting southpaw parted ways with Golden Boy earlier in the year, though it was highly unlikely he would join forces with a European promoter. Having joined Eddie Hearn’s stable alongside superstar and IBF champion Anthony Joshua, things could be about to get interesting.

Ortiz will box Malik Scott in Monte Carlo on November 12 and could then feature on the undercard of Joshua’s next fight. This could go one of two ways, Ortiz and Joshua may now be on a collision course, or the 37-year-old will be used as a wrecking ball to clear the way for Joshua to take big fights without seeing off those pesky top 10 contenders.