Luis Ortiz vs. David Allen Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 12/10/16
Allen vs. Ortiz
Boxing: Saturday, December 10, 2016 (Manchester Arena)
The Line: Allen +3500 / Ortiz -10000 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Luis Ortiz and David Allen fight Saturday afternoon at the Manchester Arena.
Luis Ortiz enters this fight with a 26-0 record that includes 22 knockouts. This will be Ortiz’s sixth fight since 2015, and he’s coming off a November win over Malik Scott. Ortiz continues to stay busy despite being 37 years old, as this will be his third fight of the year. Of course, Ortiz remains one of the best heavyweights in the world despite his age and has won 10 of his last 11 fights by knockout. Ortiz has a massive frame at 6’4” with a reach of 84 inches, and his power shots don’t take long to effect his opponent. Only a handful of Ortiz’s fights have made it past the sixth round and it’s only a matter of time before he lands a shot that changes the whole bout. Of course, the one concern is the fact Ortiz is fighting a month later after going 12 rounds with a quality opponent. This will be Ortiz’s first fight in the United Kingdom.
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David Allen enters this fight with a 9-1-1 record that includes six knockouts. Allen has won four of his last five fights and is coming off a July loss to Dillian Whyte. Allen has wanted bigger and better fights, and he’s getting his second credible opponent in a row after struggling in his last bout. However, Allen showed he has a solid chin and may be ahead of the curve despite being just 24 years old. Allen has some good pop in his punches and could make things interesting if he’s able to get off to a fast start. The problem with the White Rhino is that he’s still wet behind the ears and has just 42 rounds under his belt since turning pro back in 2012. Allen has fought his whole career in the United Kingdom, his birthplace.
Allen will have the home crowd behind him and should be more comfortable after just facing a big name and respectable fighter a few months ago. However, Ortiz is one of the top heavyweights in the world and is even better than Whyte. The home crowd can only do so much. This is simply a stay busy fight for Ortiz and a chance to pad his record. I don’t see the young Allen being the first boxer to beat Ortiz.
The Real King Kong remains undefeated.