Teofimo Lopez outpoints Jamaine Ortiz to retain WBO junior welterweight title
Teofimo Lopez Jr. retains WBO junior welterweight title, Keyshawn Davis stops Jose Pedraza, both call out Lopez for future fights.
Teofimo Lopez Jr. successfully defended his WBO junior welterweight title in a unanimous decision victory over Jamaine Ortiz. The fight took place in Las Vegas, just days before the Super Bowl at Allegiant Stadium. The crowd of 6,206 at Michelob Ultra Arena roared with boos when the judges' scores were announced.
Lopez, with a record of 20-1 and 13 KOs, was making his first title defense since defeating Josh Taylor in June. He expressed confidence in his abilities, declaring himself the champion and king of the division. Lopez also mentioned a potential fight with Terence Crawford at a catch weight.
In the co-main event, Keyshawn Davis, an American Olympic silver medalist, secured a sixth-round TKO victory over former two-division world champion Jose Pedraza in a lightweight bout. Davis, with a record of 10-0 and 7 KOs, dominated the fight with powerful combinations and body shots. He expressed his confidence in his skills and set his sights on a potential match with Lopez.
Overall, the event showcased the talent and determination of these fighters, setting the stage for potential future matchups and exciting developments in the world of boxing.