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Teofimo Lopez reacts to Vasiliy Lomachenko’s win over Jamaine Ortiz

After attending this weekend’s fight live, Teofimo Lopez breaks down what he saw in ESPN’s main event.

Teofimo Lopez credits Jamaine Ortiz’s performance but say he needed to be prepared for later rounds.
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Former unified lightweight titleholder Teofimo Lopez was on hand for Vasiliy Lomachenko’s fight over the weekend against Jamaine Ortiz. Lomachenko would wind up winning the main event in a fight where Ortiz gave him more trouble than most expected, and Lopez gives his immediate reaction to what he saw in the ring.

“I was impressed by Ortiz, really” Lopez said. “I didn’t expect him — they must’ve studied my film of me facing Lomachenko for a while. So he did good to that point but it’s the later rounds that you really gotta focus on against Lomachenko.

“I think overall Jamaine Ortiz is still seasoned enough to give everybody else bigger and better fights as well. All I know is it’s all about business and they’re talking about Haney and Loma now.

“I don’t want to say the judges or anything like that, I just want to say if it makes money, it makes sense.”

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