Teofimo Lopez improved to 20-1 on Thursday night, picking up his fourth straight victory. Jamaine Ortiz proved to be a tougher than expected opponent, but Lopez did enough in the middle-to-late rounds to earn the unanimous decision victory. Fans were stunned by the 117-111 scorecard from one of the judges.
The fight swung in Lopez’s favor following a cut from an accidental headbutt opening up around Ortiz’s left eye. Ortiz had started strong with good ring movement, but he couldn’t sustain the tempo for the entirety of the bout. Still, Lopez didn’t do much.
What’s next for Teofimo Lopez after Jamaine Ortiz?
Although the performance wasn’t overly impressive from Lopez, a win is a win. Now, he will aim for a much bigger name and a much bigger payday.
As for a next opponent, Lopez has called out Terence “Bud” Crawford within the last few weeks. Devin Haney still appears to be a possibility for a fight in both fighters’ new weight class.
It’ll be interesting to see if this uninspiring performance affects his ability to get a big fight. Gervonta “Tank” Davis, for instance, wasn’t impressed at all.
Keyshawn Davis impresses again
In the co-main on Thursday night, Keyshawn Davis took down veteran Jose Pedraza.
It was yet another impressive performance from the 24-year-old, as he stopped Pedraza with a multitude of consecutive shots in the 6th round. Davis’ last fight before Pedraza ended in a no contest after he tested positive for marijuana.
Davis is now up to 10-0 in his young pro career, following a decorated amateur boxing career. A potential fight against Floyd “Kid Austin” Schofield appears to be looming later this year, although Davis mentioned he wants to move up in weight and fight Lopez.