Teofimo Lopez improved to 20-1 on Thursday night time, choosing up his fourth straight victory. Jamaine Ortiz proved to be a harder than anticipated opponent, however Lopez did sufficient within the middle-to-late rounds to earn the unanimous resolution victory. Followers have been surprised by the 117-111 scorecard from one of many judges.
The struggle swung in Lopez’s favor following a minimize from an unintended headbutt opening up round Ortiz’s left eye. Ortiz had began sturdy with good ring motion, however he could not maintain the tempo for the whole lot of the bout. Nonetheless, Lopez did not do a lot.
What’s subsequent for Teofimo Lopez after Jamaine Ortiz?
Though the efficiency wasn’t overly spectacular from Lopez, a win is a win. Now, he’ll goal for a a lot larger identify and a a lot larger payday.
As for a subsequent opponent, Lopez has referred to as out Terence “Bud” Crawford inside the previous couple of weeks. Devin Haney nonetheless seems to be a chance for a struggle in each fighters’ new weight class.
It will be attention-grabbing to see if this uninspiring efficiency impacts his skill to get a giant struggle. Gervonta “Tank” Davis, for example, wasn’t impressed in any respect.
Keyshawn Davis impresses once more
Within the co-main on Thursday night time, Keyshawn Davis took down veteran Jose Pedraza.
It was yet one more spectacular efficiency from the 24-year-old, as he stopped Pedraza with a multitude of consecutive pictures within the sixth spherical. Davis’ final struggle earlier than Pedraza resulted in a no contest after he examined optimistic for marijuana.
Davis is now as much as 10-0 in his younger professional profession, following a adorned newbie boxing profession. A potential struggle in opposition to Floyd “Child Austin” Schofield seems to be looming later this yr, though Davis talked about he desires to maneuver up in weight and struggle Lopez.