Teofimo-Ortiz Final Press Conference

Teofimo Lopez Vs Jamaine Ortiz Pose2
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

WBO junior welterweight champion Teofimo Lopez (19-1, 13 KOs) will defend his world title against Jamaine Ortiz (17-1-1, 8 KOs) on Thursday night at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The fight will take place three days before the Super Bowl in the same city. Lopez-Ortiz will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+

Teofimo Lopez: “I’m the big clown of the sport of boxing. I’ve got to make everyone laugh. I’ve got a big nose for a reason…it’s great to be back. I’m glad to see the talents coming through. But this is only the beginning for me. I’m 26 years young. I’m not even in my prime yet…we have a tremendous dance partner. He’s wanted this fight for a while and we’ll do our thing.”

Jamaine Ortiz: “There hasn’t been respect. It’s a fight. I’m coming here to take his head off. It is what it is. There is a calm before the storm. you’ve got to know to keep control of your mind and body, especially before you go into battle…I feel like I’m going to be the guy having the clown do whatever I want to do. It’s going to be that kind of show.”

Ryan Shaw remains unbeaten
John Ryder Retires

Top Boxing News

We have a few rules to make our comment section more enjoyable for everyone.
1. Keep comments related to boxing.
2. Be respectful, polite and keep it clean.
3. Personal attacks will not be tolerated.
Offending posts will be removed.
Repeat offenders will be put on moderation.
  • I have a feeling this is going to be another kambosos like performance where teo gets a surprice beating!

    • I agree with you tigre, I think Lopez is prime for an upset. I dont think it actually happens, but, I got to see what they weigh first.

    • Hoping Ortiz will prevail. Teo comes across as very unlikable constantly trash talking.

  • I disagree with Teofimo. The big clown who makes everyone laugh is Rolly Romero!

  • I’ll give Lopez his due , he’s not dodging tough challenges. Ortiz is a heck of a fighter and I think this is gonna be an absolutely fantastic matchup. Seriously looking forward to this one on Thursday night!

  • Jermaine will be going for the knockout and will get overly anxious doing so, resulting in a surprise dose of melatonin early in. From there, it’s only a matter of time. 6th round TKO and a change in landscape at 140 for the second half of 24.

  • I don’t know
    I don’t like to give my prediction before weigh in
    I just can say if teofimo did not train well thinking Ortiz is just a piece of cake he might get a surprise

  • I think ortiz can win a decision if he stays patient and fights at distance.

    Teo will land the harder shots for sure, but will he push the pace or even throw enough punches?

    I don’t see a stoppage either way, definitely going the distance.

    I’m calling an upset in a split decision, going with ortiz activity over the occasional hard shot from teo.

  • If it goes all 12 , it will be the “A- side – Teo” getting the decision as usual . its a business .

  • >