Teofimo Lopez looks to rediscover his spark tonight in the spotlight in his pre-Super Bowl title defense of his WBO light welterweight belt against the ambitious, upset-minded Jamaine Ortiz on Thursday night in his headliner.
Lightweight Keyshawn Davis will look to steal the show in his ten-round co-feature bout against Jose Pedraza.
Lopez versus Ortiz and Davis taking on Pedraza are set to make some serious noise live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ as things get underway at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT. Over in the UK, Sky Sports is where the action’s at, with things kicking off at 1:30 a.m. GMT. The preliminary fights will be up and running on ESPN+ starting from 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.
B24 will give live updates and results below of tonight’s fights.
Main Card Intrigue
Live boxing action starts at 10:30 pm ET on ESPN and ESPN+, with these clashes:
– Teofimo Lopez vs. Jamaine Ortiz
– Keyshawn Davis vs. Jose Pedraza
Preliminary card on ESPN+, at 6:30 pm ET
– George Acosta vs. Rene Tellez Giron
– Javier Martinez vs. Raul Salomon
– Abdullah Mason vs. Benjamin Gurment
– Charlie Sheehy vs. Abdel Sauceda
– Alan Garcia vs. Tomas Ornelas
– Antonio Zepeda vs. Lemir Isom Riley
– Art Barrera Jr vs. Mikey Portales
Expert Take: Questions Surround Teofimo
“Jamaine is solid enough to be in there with a prime Teofimo because now it’s up to Teofimo,” said boxing expert Teddy Atlas to ProBox TV, talking about tonight’s clash on ESPN.
“For me, I’m sure of that [Jamaine being able to handle being in the spotlight]. We might be a little less sure about Teofimo. He can be hot and cold.