Lomachenko To Face Ortiz October twenty ninth

Posted on 09/12/2022

By: Sean Crose

Though he’s solely fought twice since his stunning loss to Teofimo Lopez again in 2020, Vasyl Lomachenko remains to be one of many prime gamers within the light-weight division. Certainly, the person needs to tackle undisputed divisional champ Devin Haney sooner relatively than later. For now, nevertheless, the fighter often called “Hello-Tech” is ready face Jamaine Ortiz on October twenty ninth. The struggle is ready to go down at Madison Sq. Backyard’s Hulu Theater and might be aired stay on ESPN+

This would be the first time the 16-2 Lomachenko may have entered the ring since his Ukrainian homeland was invaded by Russian forces final winter. After the invasion started, Lomachenko returned to Ukraine to participate within the civilian defenses. The battle in New York fortuitously gained’t attain the type of depth discovered on the bloody fight zones of Europe, however will probably be exceedingly necessary for Lomachenko’s profession nonetheless.

“Vasyl Lomachenko,” Lomachenko’s promoter and High Rank honcho Bob Arum mentioned, “is a credit score to his nation and the game of boxing.” In response to Arum: “When his nation wanted him, Vasiliy didn’t hesitate. We’re thrilled that he’s secure and preventing as soon as once more at Hulu Theater at Madison Sq. Backyard, his dwelling away from dwelling. Jamaine Ortiz is a younger, hungry, undefeated fighter who understands {that a} victory over a dwelling legend like Loma could be life-changing.”

The 16-0 Ortiz is contemporary off a win over widespread former titlist Jamel Herring final spring. A shock win over Lomachenko will immediately elevate the Massachusetts native to the higher echelon of the light-weight division. Generally known as “The Technician,” the 26 yr outdated is clearly desirous to shock the world. Former titlist Lomachenko, alternatively, is seeking to put his profession again into overdrive. It wasn’t way back, in any case, that Lomachenko discovered himself on the prime or close to the highest of pound for pound lists.

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