Lopez vs Ortiz Undercard, TV Channel, Fight Date, UK Time, Ring Walks

Lopez vs Ortiz Undercard, TV Channel, Fight Date, UK Time, Ring Walks

Teofimo Lopez defends his WBO and Ring Magazine titles against Jamaine Ortiz this Thursday, Feb. 8 from Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lopez (19-1, 13 KOs) moved up to junior welterweight in August 2022 with a seventh-round TKO against Pedro Campa and a split decision over Spanish southpaw Sandor Martin that December.

In his latest display of exceptional skill, Lopez upset former undisputed champion Josh Taylor to capture the WBO and Ring Magazine titles last June.

Competing in his first world title bout, Ortiz (17-1-1, 8 KOs), a seven-year pro from Worcester, Massachusetts, is coming off a one-sided points verdict win over Antonio Moran last September.

In 2022, Ortiz won two out of three including a victory over former world champion Jamel “Semper Fi’ Herring before giving former pound-for-pound king Vasilily Lomachenko all he could handle across 12 rounds in a close decision loss.

Lopez vs Ortiz Undercard: Keyshawn Davis

In the 10-round lightweight co-feature, U.S. Olympic silver medalist Keyshawn Davis faces Puerto Rican former two-division world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza.

Davis (9-0, 6 KOs), a silver medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, has graduated from prospect to contender and is inching closer to a world title opportunity. He had a standout 2023, including a devastating ninth-round TKO over former world title challenger Anthony Yigit.

Pedraza (29-5-1, 14 KOs), captured the WBO lightweight world title in August 2018. After losing the title in a unification showdown against Lomachenko, he moved up to 140 pounds. Pedraza returns to the lightweight division in hopes of another world title run.

  • George Acosta vs. Rene Tellez Giron; 8 rounds Lightweight
  • Abdullah Mason vs. Benjamin Gurment; 8 rounds Super lightweight
  • Charlie Sheehy vs. Abdel Sauceda; 8 rounds Lightweight
  • Javier Martinez vs. Raul Salomon; 8 rounds Middleweight
  • Alan Garcia vs. Tomas Ornelas; 6 rounds Super lightweight
  • Antonio Zepeda vs. Lemis Isom Riley; 6 rounds Heavyweight
  • Art Barrera Jr. vs. Michael Portales; 4 rounds Super lightweight

Lopez vs Ortiz UK Time, TV Channel, Ring Walks

When: Thursday, Feb 8

How To Watch: ESPN (US), Sky Sports (UK)

When Does The Main Card Start: 10:30 pm ET/7:30 PT (US), 1:30 am BST (UK)

What Time Are The Ring Walks: 4:30 am GMT (11:30 pm ET, 8:30 pm PT)

By Darshan Desai