Teofimo Lopez Vs. Jamaine Ortiz Pre-Fight Presser – Key Highlights

February 6, 2024
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Teofimo Lopez Vs. Jamaine Ortiz Pre-Fight Presser - Key Highlights

Teofimo Lopez and Jamaine Ortiz had their pre-fight presser ahead of their WBO Junior Welterweight Title clash, live from the Michelob ULTRA Arena, Mandalay Bay, in Las Vegas on February 8.

The Takeover secured the belt after giving Josh Taylor his first career defeat. The victory meant Lopez became a two-weight world champion. He was also a two-time lineal champion after beating Vasiliy Lomachenko at 135 and then Taylor.

Ortiz has his first fight at Junior Welterweight. He followed up his loss to Lomachenko with a win over Antonio Moran. This is arguably the toughest fight of his career, but he does have Bill Haney in his camp. That match-up is an intriguing fight since Lopez has been linked with a bout against Bill’s son, Devin Haney.

Teofimo Lopez Vs. Jamaine Ortiz Pre-Fight Presser - Key Highlights
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Pre-fight comments

“I haven’t stopped training since August of last year. And I’m not going to stop. After I beat Jamaine Ortiz, then I will keep staying in the gym. The end result is that ‘The Showman’ is returning. There will definitely be a knockout. It’s not going the distance. I’m not going to leave it in the judges’ hands at all,” Lopez said 

I will be crowned the new champion at 140. I will be the face of the 140-pound division, and I’m just excited, man. I’m ready. I’ll show him February 8 [that] I do have that Champion’s heart, and he’s going to be questioning himself once again on February 8th if he still has it. February 8th, I’m bringing my heart. I’m bringing everything – my soul, my whole body. I’m willing to risk my life in the ring [on] February 8. I got more dog than him. I’m going [to] show that. I’m a real dog,” Ortiz stated 

In chief support, Keyshawn Davis takes on Jose Pedraza. Davis’ last bout was a win against Nahir Albright. But the result was overturned into a no-contest after Davis failed a test for marijuana. Davis hopes a win will give him a title shot against the winner of Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. George Kambosos Jr, who face off on May 12 for the vacant IBF Lightweight Title. Let us take a look at the best moments from the presser. 

Highlights

Full Card

Teofimo Lopez vs. Jamaine Ortiz; WBO Super Lightweight Title 

Keyshawn Davis vs. Jose Pedraza; Lightweight

George Acosta vs. Rene Tellez Giron; Lightweight

Abdullah Mason vs. Benjamin Gurment; Lightweight

Charlie Sheehy vs. Abdel Sauceda; Lightweight

Javier Martinez vs. Raul Salomon; Middleweight

Alan Garcia vs. Tomas Ornelas; Super Lightweight

Antonio Zepeda vs. Lemis Isom Riley; Heavyweight

Art Barrera Jr. vs. Michael Portales; Super Lightweight

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