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Ortiz was left disappointed by Scott's tactics.

Luis Ortiz angry over Malik Scott's negative tactics

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The fight between Luis Ortiz and Malik Scott turned into a scrappy affair after Scott dragged 'King Kong' around the ring, resulting in Ortiz accusing Scott of running.

Any normal person would run from Ortiz, whose powerful style has earned him 26 wins in a row, but you don't really want to see it in a professional boxing fight. Indeed, Ortiz, who won on the night via unanimous judge decision, is disappointed by Scott's antics.

"Malik was running around the ring and made it hard to come and fight," he said.

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Ortiz was annoyed that Scott ran, instead of fighting toe-to-toe, as it is far less of a spectacle for the fans.

"Everybody comes to see a show. They want to see people fight and brawl, and it made it difficult for me," he added.

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"I'm a little disappointed because I would have liked to knock him out, but him running around made it hard. But it's boxing, I won the fight, I'm happy."

That's the spirit, Ortiz.

After his disappointing win over Scott, Ortiz is ready to fight again - soon. He's set to appear on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's world heavyweight IBF title defence against Eric Molina in Manchester, December 10.

And Ortiz is keen to fight in front of British fans.

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"I'm ready, if Eddie Hearn says he's ready to put me on December 10, I'm ready to fight anybody," he claimed.

Hearn has spoken of his desire to find Ortiz a more attacking opponent for his undercard fight in Manchester, after Scott's 'disappointing' tactics.

"In my opinion, [Scott] was afraid from round one," Hearn said.

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"I think Luis Ortiz should have forced the pace a little bit more to try and get him out of there, but was frustrated himself. He's got to learn that from 12 rounds.

"Disappointing from Malik Scott. These guys have got to come to win and we will find someone on December 10 who will come to win, and then you will see the best of Luis Ortiz."

Whoever promoter Eddie Hearn does find to fight Ortiz, hopefully he does come to win and doesn't spend most of the match running away, as Scott did. It's what the fans want.

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