Teofimo Lopez: How Do I Watch His Next Fight?



Teofimo Lopez: How Do I Watch His Next Fight?

Teofimo Lopez vs. Jamaine Ortiz will be unfold Thursday, February 8, at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ from Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.

This Thursday night event precedes Super Bowl LVIII, which runs Sunday, February 11 at Allegiant Stadium.

This marks the first time the championship will be hosted in Las Vegas, for the record. You like the San Francisco 49ers or maybe you are a Swiftie and root Kansas City City?


Lopez (19-1, 13 KOs) upset former undisputed champion Josh Taylor to capture the WBO and Ring Magazine titles last summer.

Competing in his first world title bout, Ortiz (17-1-1, 8 KOs), a seven-year pro from Worcester,

(Jan. 31, 2024) — Top Rank Boxing on ESPN presented by AutoZone: Lopez vs. Ortiz will be presented live this Thursday, February 8, at 10:30 p.m. ET/ 7:30 p.m. PT, on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ from Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Teofimo Lopez grew up in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, then his family moved to Florida. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Boxing

Lopez (19-1, 13 KOs) upset former undisputed champion Josh Taylor to capture the WBO and Ring Magazine titles last June.

Ortiz (17-1-1, 8 KOs) is a seven-year pro out of Worcester, Massachusetts, who beat Antonio Moran his last time out. That L came courtesy Vasiliy Lomachenko,

In the 10-round lightweight co-feature, Keyshawn Davis meets Puerto Rican former two-division champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza.

From a TR release: 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.

Ortiz v Herring

Ortiz opened plenty of eyes in his effort Vs solid vet Jamel Herring (photo by Mikey Williams)

Undercard action exclusively on ESPN+ begins at 6:25 p.m. ET/ 3:25 p.m. PT and features a wide range of up-and-coming talent.

Calling the action will be ESPN’s Joe Tessitore, Hall of Famer, Timothy Bradley, Jr., Mark Kriegel, and Bernardo Osuna.

Ahead of the Top Rank event on February 8, ESPN will air three new shows:
Blood, Sweat & Tears: Lopez vs. Ortiz

Teofimo Lopez: Greatest Hits

Pressure: Keyshawn Davis

  • Blood, Sweat & Tears: Lopez vs. Ortiz: a 30-minute all-access preview that will take fight fans inside both training camps ahead of the Jr. Welterweight World Championship main event.  Two-division world titlist and current WBO junior welterweight king Teofimo Lopez (19-1, 13 KO) defends his crown against Jamaine “The Technician” Ortiz (17-1-1, 8 KO).
  • Teofimo Lopez: Greatest Hits: a 30-minute retrospective hosted by Crystina Poncher including the biggest fights and moments so far in Teofimo’s young career. Fight fans will get to re-live the highlight-reel knockouts that set Lopez on a fast track to superstardom, including the night Lopez won his first world championship at Madison Square Garden against Richard Commey, the moment he became a pound-for-pound force and unified world champion over Vasiliy Lomachenko, and his most recent masterclass against former undisputed champion Josh Taylor.
  • Pressure: Keyshawn Davis: a 30-minute look back at the most recent outing for one of Top Rank’s brightest blue-chip prospects. The show features a fight-night peek behind the curtain at “The Businessman” from his October 14th featured bout in the Lone Star State on the Janibek-Gualtieri undercard. Davis returns to action against former two-division world champion Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (29-5-1, 14 KO).

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.