Lopez vs Ortiz, Davis vs. Pedraza: Final ESPN Press Quotes

02/07/2024 - No comments

Lopez-Ortiz and Keyshawn Davis-Jose Pedraza will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT

Teofimo Lopez is all set to light up the Big Game Weekend with a showdown that’s been brewing for some time. He’ll put his WBO and Ring Magazine junior welterweight belts on the line against Jamaine Ortiz on February 8 at the Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.

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The evening will also feature Keyshawn Davis, a silver medalist from the U.S. Olympics, and Jose Pedraza, a seasoned champ from Puerto Rico, in a lightweight bout.

The event, including the Lopez-Ortiz and Davis-Pedraza fights, will be live on ESPN platforms starting at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Expect a mix of emerging stars in the undercard, starting from 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+, including matchups like Javier Martinez versus Raul Salomon and bright prospects like Abdullah Mason and Charlie Sheehy in action.

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The event, brought to you by Top Rank, alongside Takeover Promotions and CES Boxing, has tickets available at AXS.com.

Here’s a snippet of what the fighters had to say:

Teofimo Lopez:

“I’m here to bring the fun to boxing. I’ve got a flair for the dramatic, and I plan to use it.”

“Feeling good, feeling ready. . At 26, I’m just warming up.”

“We’ve got a worthy opponent in Ortiz. He’s been eyeing this fight, and we’re ready to deliver.”

“Been to the peak at 135, took on the toughest out there. Here to do it all over again. It’s all about honoring the sport and what it means to be a champ.”

Jamaine Ortiz:

“No room for respect in the ring. I’m here to dominate, plain and simple.”

“It’s all about staying cool and collected before the storm hits.”

“I’m set to make Lopez dance to my tune. It’s showtime for me.”

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“Victory on Thursday means everything. It’s the start of my reign as a world champ and building my legacy.”

Keyshawn Davis:

“Pedraza’s got experience, sure. But he hasn’t faced anyone like me yet. I’m here to shake things up.”

“Pedraza’s a solid fighter, no doubt. But he’s got his work cut out against a young lion like me. This fight’s going to be electric.”

Jose Pedraza:

“At this stage, I’m ready for anyone. Davis is talented, but I’ve seen it all. Ready to give the fans a show.”

“I’m here to do one thing – put on a great fight. Victory is the goal, but it’s all about the performance.

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