The possibility of unbeaten light Never “artistic” Ortiz (14-0, 8 KOs) is starting to make its mark in perhaps the best and deepest division of boxing.
Worcester, Massachusetts fighter was ranked No. 5 by the North American Boxing Federation (NABF), No. 14 by the American Boxing Association (USBA) and the North American Boxing Association (NABA), and was recently overtaken (WBC). ) Top 40 in the world ranking by 31.
“The lightweight section is what everyone wants to see,” Ortiz said. “They want to see the best fighters and in the lightweight division, it just doesn’t mean # 1 versus # 2. One of the best light fighting games is what fans want to see the most. It’s the best division, isn’t it? Of the time because a lot of the best fighters are young men. “
Ortiz, 24, current USNBC (USA) WBC Silver Lightweight Champion, in addition to being a former WBC Lightweight Champion, recently rated the Light Elite in the aujourd’hui world.
Teófimo «grab» Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs), current world champion in the IBF, WBA, WBO, and WBC franchise). Ortiz lost to Lopez in the 2015 Golden Gloves final by points, 3-0. “He has all the belts and he should be No. 1. He’s the hero! Confident and explosive.”
Vasily “Loma” Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs), 5-time former world champion in 3 divisions. “It’s good but very small at 135 pounds. I love your style.”
Ryan “KingRy” Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs), current interim WBC World Champion. “It shows a lot of development.”
Soothsayer “The Dream” Hani (25-0, 15 KOs, current WBC world champion) “He seems to have the assets, but he hasn’t fought anyone. He definitely has what it takes, so I can’t put him first yet, and he’s not the real WBC champ (Lopez) .
Richard “RC” Comey (30-3, 25 KOs), former IBF Lightweight World Champion. “Go on! Definitely a very stubborn and strong fighter.”
(20-4, 16 KOs): “I’ve only seen two of his fights. He’s a former Olympic player (from UK) with a good amateur pedigree, but he’s 33 years old and his age for that weight class.”
Javier “drone” Fortuna (36-2-1, 25 KOs), former WBA super featherweight world champion. “I fought with him. He is one of the main contenders who was the world champion.”
Jorge Linares “The Golden Boy” (47-5, 29 KOs), former 4-time world champion in 3 divisions. “I love. He’s smart enough, but older people like him (35 years old) don’t get a chance in this department.”
George “fierce” Campusus Jr. (19-0, 10 KOs), “He was the nephew of the old high school teacher. He is from Australia and I know he fought Manny Pacquiao. Fast and looks explosive, but in the end, in the ring, it’s all about beating your opponent.”
Lopez (23), Garcia (22), Hany (22), and Ortiz (24) aged 24 or younger, plus the only US citizens in this group; Lomachenko (33), Kumi (33), Campbell (33), Fortuna (31) and Linares (35) are all in their 30s.
“I think I’ll be fighting for the world title by the end of next year,” Ortiz added. “I want to fight the one who wears the belts. Some of these men can gain weight, and the older men may not be in competition next year.”
“Lopez excelled and is still young. He made his way to the top with his fighting skills. He’s young and does a great job bringing out guys in a fun way.”
The Ortiz team is expected to make a big and exciting announcement about their upcoming fight soon, which promises to be a big step forward in terms of the quality and interest of the opponent, as well as providing additional visibility on a national platform.
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