With Andy Ruiz Jr. out of action until next year, Luis Ortiz will now headline the November 7th PBC on FOX show previously lead by Ruiz vs Chris Arreola. Though he and others claimed last month that “King Kong” would face Scott Alexander, Mike Coppinger now reports that he’ll take on California’s Alexander Flores.
The card will reportedly take place at Microsoft Theater in LA. Another source, who describes himself as “sometimes reliable” and broke the initial news before Coppinger, claims that it will also feature heavyweight prospects Frank Sanchez and Michael Coffie against Brian Howard and Joey Abell, respectively.
I...guess Flores (18-2-1, 16 KO) is a better opponent than Alexander, if only because he’s lost to more notable opponents. Bearing the curse of all sporting Alexanders, the nickname “The Great,” he lasted a combined seven rounds against Charles Martin and Joseph Parker. At least he tends to beat cans with winning records.
Ortiz (31-2, 26 KO) should demolish him with ease. California shouldn’t sanction it.