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TONIGHT: Teofimo Lopez Takes Over Super Week in Las Vegas with WBO Junior Welterweight Title Defense against Jamaine Ortiz

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NEW YORK (February 8, 2024) - WBO Junior Welterweight champion Teofimo Lopez defends his title TONIGHT against Jamaine Ortiz at the Michelob Ultra Arena inside Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

The bout can be seen live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM

The bout will headline a big Super Bowl week event as Lopez will make the first defense of the crown that he won last June 10th in New York.

Lopez, who now resides in Las Vegas via Brooklyn, is managed by Split-T Management, and has a record of 19-1 with 13 knockouts. The former undisputed lightweight champion is a five-time world champion as he won the IBF Lightweight title with an explosive second-round stoppage of Richard Commey on December 14, 2019 at Madison Square Garden. Lopez picked up three more belts when he won a unanimous decision over Vasiliy Lomanchenko on October 17, 2020.

The 26 year-old Lopez became a two-division world champion with a master class performance when he won a unanimous decision over WBO Junior Welterweight title over Josh Taylor on June 10th at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Ortiz of Worcester, Massachusetts, has a record of 17-1-1 with eight knockouts.

The 27 year-old Ortiz has wins over Canton Miller (2-0), Glenn Mitchell (2-0), Derrick Murray (13-3-1), Ricardo Quiroz (10-0), Romain Coyure (8-1-1), Luis Castillo Leal (22-5-1), Sulimain Segawa (13-2-1), Nahir Albright (14-1), former world champion Jamel Herring (22-3) and Antonio Moran (29-5-1) on September 15, 2023 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Both Lopez and Ortiz weighed 139.6 pounds.

On the undercard, Split-T Management's undefeated middleweight Javier Martinez takes on Raul Salomon in an eight-round bout.

Martinez, 28 of Milwaukee, has a record of 9-0-1 with three knockouts. The four-year pro, has wins over Rance Ward, Panchino Hll (7-0-1) and his bout when he knocked out Isaiah Wise (11-2-2) in the opening round on November 4, 2023 in Rebo, Nevada.

Salomon of Long Beach, California is 12-2 with 10 knockouts. Salomon, 25 -years-old is a four-year pro who is coming off a majority decision defeat to Split-T managed Tyler Howard on August 11, 2023 in Atlanta.

Martinez weighed 161.6 pounds. Salomon was 164.4 lbs.

The fight can be seen live on ESPN+ at 6:30 PM ET.

Both Lopez and Martinez are promoted by Top Rank.

Photos by Mikey Williams / Top Rank




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