Teofimo Lopez Jr pulled off a win against Jamaine Ortiz to successfully defend his WBO junior Welterweight title defense against Jamaine Ortiz on Thursday. although Lopez emerged victorious against Jamaine, he did not get the appreciation he expected, instead, fans were unhappy as they thought Jamaine Ortiz was the clear winner in the fight and the deserved title holder WBO Junior Welterweight title.
Lopez who has won 20 out of 21 fights in his career was outboxed by Jamaine Ortiz on Thursday. Teofimo Lopez was not looking comfortable against Ortiz as the latter was dominating the former throughout the fight. Even though Lopez was second best throughout the fight, he won as the three judges at ringside penalized Ortiz for his lack of offensive output and for circling away routinely.
Teofimo Lopez hits back at his hater
Teofimo Lopez was heavily criticized and booed by the spectators in the arena after the judges handed him the victory. As the Mandal Bay crowd booed Ortiz, the 26-year-old fighter lost his cool and ranted against Ortiz and the entire crowd at Mandalay Bay to express his frustration
“Hey people! Humans! Listen up, man,” Lopez said. “Yeah, yeah, yeah. Y’all could boo all you want. Suck a d—, no h—.” Lopez said.
“We can not, for one second, claim these fighters that don’t want to come and fight. You go to blood, sweat and tears; the three-code of conduct. If you ain’t ready for this life, get the f— out of my sport. I am a champion and I sweat for this and I bleed for this, every time.”
*Teo hearing Boo’s from crowd*
— Danny (@dantheboxingman) February 9, 2024
Lopez is just 26 years old and has a bright career ahead of him but he needs to keep his cool and omit all the extra noise and criticisms if he wants to become a great boxer one day