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Teofimo Lopez vs Jamaine Ortiz in the works for February 8

The card will also have a rescheduled co-feature between Keyshawn Davis vs Jose Pedraza.

Teofimo Lopez will look to compete in front of a big audience in February.
Teofimo Lopez will look to compete in front of a big audience in February.
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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

According to reports from ESPN, Teofimo Lopez is on the verge of his next fight as it looks like he’ll be taking on Jamaine Ortiz in a February 8 card that will headline in Las Vegas.

The proposed 140 lb world title fight will headline on ESPN on a Thursday, three days before the upcoming Super Bowl in the same city, with the hopes of a boost from that traffic.

Additionally, it’s being reported that Keyshawn Davis vs Jose Pedraza (originally scheduled for this month) will now serve as a co-feature on the Lopez vs Ortiz card. That fight had been delayed due to Davis being suspended by a Texas commission for a positive marijuana test.

As for the top of the billing, Lopez is coming off a dominant showing over Josh Taylor at 140 lbs, while Jamaine Ortiz largely made his profile by giving Vasiliy Lomachenko a run for his money in a decision loss last year. Ortiz most recently took a unanimous decision over Antonio Moran this past September.

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