Boxing Results: Teofimo “The Takeover” Lopez Wins Over Jamaine “The Technician” Ortiz!
In the Main Event former World Lightweight champion and the WBO World Junior Welterweight champion Teofemo “The Takeover” Lopez retained his title defeating the former IBF USBA and NABF Lightweight champion and No. 10 ranked Jamaine “The Technician” Ortiz over twelve dull rounds on Thursday night at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.
In the co-feature 2020 Olympic Silver Medalist, Inter-Continental and WBC USA champion Lightweight Keyshawn “The Businessman” Davis remained unbeaten stopping former two-division world champ Jose “The Sniper” Pedraza in the sixth round.
In the Main Event 2016 Olympian and former World Lightweight champion, WBO World Junior Welterweight champ Teofemo “The Takeover” Lopez, 20-1 (13) #139.6, of Las Vegas, NV, defeated the former IBF USBA and NABF Light champ, No. 10 WBO ranked Jamaine “The Technician” Ortiz, 17-2-1 (8), #139.6, of Worcester, MASS, over 12 dull rounds, adding the Ring Magazine belt to his WBO title.
In the first round the fighters having met nine years ago in the 2015 US Nationals final with Lopez winning a decision. Ortiz came out southpaw as Lopez was the aggressor landing a bit more in a feeling out round. In the second round after twenty seconds Ortiz landed a combination to the chin of Lopez. Ortiz was more offensive this round. In the final twenty seconds Lopez landed a solid right on the chin of Ortiz who took the round.
In the third rounds halfway point Ortiz turned orthodox landing a right on the chin of Lopez than returning to southpaw. In the final seconds Lopez landed a right on the chin while Ortiz countered with a left on the chin of Lopez in a close you pick em’ round. In the fourth round after a minute Lopez landed a solid right to the body followed by a left hook to the chin of Ortiz. All of a sudden Lopez backed up into a corner waving Ortiz to come in and he did and landing punches and then went on the move again. It was an Ortiz round.
In the fifth round Lopez chased while Ortiz countered when he did land something. Lopez waved him to stop running and come in as the bell sounded in a round hard to pick. In the sixth round halfway through Lopez went back waving Ortiz in and when Ortiz did he landed several punches. Lopez was having problems cutting off the ring and the fans were growing restless wanting more action. It was an Ortiz round.
In the seventh round after a minute a clash of heads caused a cut on the left eye of Ortiz. Referee Harvey Dock called in ring physician. In the final minute Lopez was landing lead rights to the chin of Ortiz drawing blood from the mouth of Ortiz. The cut has affected Ortiz with Lopez taking the round.
In the eighth round with little action Ortiz had an edge in punches landed as Lopez seemed frustrated with the movement of Ortiz. In the ninth round again little action and with half a minute remaining Lopez landed a right and slipped to the canvas in taking the round.
In the tenth round Ortiz may be blowing his lead as the fight seems even. What is landed Lopez is the one. In the eleventh round Lopez landed the first punch a right on the chin of Ortiz ten seconds into the round. Lopez trying to get Ortiz to mix it up but he is reluctant. The old saying is “you must take it from the champ and Ortiz isn’t doing it in the now championship rounds. Ortiz has only done it once in a losing match.
In the twelfth and final round with a little over a minute remaining Ortiz stunned Lopez with a lead left on the chin. Lopez stood his ground waiting for Ortiz to come in and he did in landing a left to the chin in what could give him an edge in a dull round and dull fight but a round Ortiz may have won in evening the score.
Scores 117-111, 115-113 twice and 114-114 KH. Lopez was crying after the decision being fortunate he still had the title.In the co-feature 2020 Olympic Silver Medalist, WBO Inter-Continental and WBC USA champ Lightweight Keyshawn “The Businessman” Davis, 10-0-1nc (7), #134.7, of Norfolk, VA, stopped the former 2-division world champ Jose “Sniper” Pedraza, 29-6-1 (14), #134.5, of Cidra, PR, at 1:09 of the sixth round of a scheduled 10 rounds for the vacant IBF USBA Light title.
In the first round Pedraza normally orthodox came out southpaw landing several lead lefts to the chin of Davis taking the round. In the second round with a minute remaining a right from Davis on the chin stopped Pedraza in his tracks for a moment. In the final seconds Davis landed a chopping right on the chin of Pedraza who was returning after a year.
In the third round Davis went on the attack breaking down Pedraza who had little return from the many punches landed by Davis. Halfway through the round Davis landed a pair of right uppercuts to the chin of Pedraza who had a problem making weight and is ten years older at 34. In between rounds the ring physician checked the right eye of Pedraza.
In the fourth round Pedraza came out orthodox and was out landed by Davis for the most part looking much like the older of the two. In the fifth round Pedraza kept coming forward pressing Davis until a minute remaining when Davis landed a combination to the chin of Pedraza who slowed him a bit but still was the aggressor.
A minute into the sixth round Davis went on the attack drawing blood from the right eyebrow of Davis with a left hook driving him to the ropes landing half a dozen punches against the defenseless as Referee Thomas Taylor came to his rescue calling a halt.
Lightweight George “El Yuyu” Acosta, 17-2 (3), #131.3, of South Whittier, CA, was upset by Rene “El Bravo” Tellez Giron, 19-3 (12), #132, of Queretaro, MEX, over 8 rounds, Giron scoring a knockdown.In the first three rounds Acosta stayed one step ahead of the oncoming Giron countering the shorter Giron taking all the rounds.
In the fifth rounds halfway point a clash of heads caused a cut on the back of the head of Acosta. Seconds later Acosta missed a right and was countered by a right on the chin and went down for an 8-count from Referee Raul Caiz, Jr. turning the fight around and back in favor of Giron.
In the sixth round Acosta came back well since the knockdown drawing blood from the nose of Giron though not taking the round. In the seventh round Giron landed solid left hooks to the chin throughout the round easy taking the round.
In the eighth and final round it was all out for both with Giron having more left in the tank as he outworked Acosta.
Scores 79-72, 78-73 and 76-75 as did KH.Super Light 19 year-old southpaw Abdullah Mason, 12-0 (10), #135.3, of Cleveland, OH, impressed in stopping southpaw Benjamin Gurment, 8-1-3 (5), #136.8, of Ft. Worth, TX, at 1:29 of the second round of a scheduled 8 rounds.
In the first rounds final minute both southpaws, Mason opened up with a two -handed attack with Gurment ending with abrasions over and under the right eye of the former Army vet.
In the second rounds final minute a flurry by Mason had Gurment hurt driving him into the corner’s ropes and almost down causing an 8-count from Referee Harvey Dock. Mason went on the attack countering a missed jab with a left on the chin putting Gurment to the canvas forcing referee Dock to immediately wave it off.
Lightweight Charlie Sheehy, 9-0 (5), #135.7, of San Francisco, CA, easily defeated Abdel Sauceda, 12-3 (8), #135.4, of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, MEX, and San Antonio, TX, over 8 rounds.
In the second round Sheehy used a good jab. In the final minute Sheehy landed a right uppercut on the chin of Sauceda getting his attention. In the fourth round Sauceda hurt Sheehy with a right on the chin halfway through the round. Sheehy had a good final minute with rights to the chin of Sauceda.
In the fifth and sixth rounds Sheehy used the entire ring to avoid the every coming forward Sauceda while countering him with rights on the chin.
In the final minute of the seventh round Sheehy held back with a right and took a solid right on the chin from Sauceda. Then came back outworking Sauceda. In the eighth and final round Sheehy continued winning the rounds with counter rights. Referee Raul Caiz, Jr.
Scores were 80-72 by all and KH.Middle southpaw Javier “Milwaukee Made” Martinez, 10-0-1 (3), #161.6, of Milwaukee, WI, remained unbeaten defeating game Raul “Money” Salomon, 12-3 (10), #164.4, of Long Beach, CA, over 8 solid rounds.
In the first rounds first half Salomon was the aggressor outworking the southpaw Martinez. In the second half of the round Martinez started going to the body of Salomon. In the third rounds final minute and Salomon turning southpaw Martinez started throwing punches in bunches taking the round.
In the fifth round after a minute Martinez went to the body hurting Salomon. In the final minute Martinez rocked Salomon with a counter left to the chin.
In the sixth round Salomon switching from southpaw to orthodox but the body attack of Martinez had him hurt and another round for Martinez. In the seventh round Martinez growing arm weary wondering what is holding up Salomon landing punch after punch to the chin of Salomon. Referee Celestino Ruiz warned Martinez in the final seconds of a low blow.
In the eighth and final round Martinez moving around the ring with Salomon following. Martinez countering and landed 3-punch combinations at times taking yet another round.
Scores were 79-73, 78-74 twice and 79-73 KH. Martinez is one of Manager Dave McWaters many boxers.
Super Light Alan “Kid Kansas” Garcia, 11-0 (9), #136.6, of Ulysses, KS, stopped Tomas Ornelas, 7-4 (5), #134.6, of Denver, CO, at 0:51 of the first round of a scheduled 6 rounds.
In the first round after twenty seconds Ornelas missed a right and got countered by a left hook by Garcia on the head and down went Ornelas for an 8-count from Referee Celestino Ruiz. Ornelas upon rising was met with an attack from Garcia who landed a left to the body and down went Ornelas for another 8-count from referee Ruiz. As Ornelas took the count referee Ruiz waved it off.
Heavy Antonio “Zues” Zepeda, 6-2 (6), #299.7, of Las Vegas, NV, was stopped by Lemir “Bang Bang” Isom-Riley, 4-2-1 (2), #257, of Harrisburg, PA, at 1:28 of the third round of a scheduled 6 rounds.In the first two rounds Zepeda came forward throwing rights for the most part. Isom-Riley fought back out landing him for the most part mainly to the body. A right on the nose seemed to bother Zepeda. In between rounds the ring physician checked Zepeda who may have a knee injury.
In the third round in a clinch Isom-Riley landed two rights to the ribs of Zepeda. As Referee Thomas Taylor separated the two Zepeda stepped backwards and took a knee for an 8-count. Shortly later with Isom-Riley putting on some pressure and again Zepeda took a knee without being hit with his corner stopping the bought forcing referee Taylor to wave off the bout.Junior Light Art Barrera, Jr., 3-0 (3), #141, of Linwood, CA, stopped Mickey Portales, 3-3-1 (1), #140, of Hayward, CA, at 1:41 of the first round of a scheduled 4 rounds.
In the first round Portales was the aggressor and out landing Barrera. Halfway through the round a left hook from Barrera on the chin and down went Portales on his back under the ropes. Referee Raul Caiz, Jr. didn’t bother to count just waved it off.
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