Teofimo Lopez vs Jamaine Ortiz boxing fight purse and payout details

Teofimo Lopez vs Jamaine Ortiz boxing fight purse and payout details

Have a look at the Teofimo Lopez vs Jamaine Ortiz fight purse and payout

This Thursday, at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, the spotlight will be on WBO super lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez as he steps into the ring for one of the most pivotal bouts of his career against Jamaine Ortiz.

Teofimo Lopez vs Jamaine Ortiz boxing fight purse, salaries and payout details

Lopez Will be Defending His WBO Light-Welterweight Title

Hailing from a Honduran background, Lopez, boasting a formidable record of 19-1 with 13 knockouts, will be defending his WBO light-welterweight title against Ortiz, an American boxer with a record of 17-1-1 and 8 knockouts.

Lopez’s journey to this moment has been marked by significant triumphs, including claiming the IBF lightweight world title by knocking out Richard Commey in the second round back in December 2019.

In a stunning upset in October the following year, Lopez dethroned pound-for-pound king Vasiliy Lomachenko to secure the WBA, WBO, and WBC franchise titles.  However, he faced an unexpected setback, losing the belts via a surprise split decision to George Kambosos Jr.

Moving up to junior welterweight in 2022 at the age of 26, Lopez showcased his prowess with impressive victories, including a seventh-round technical knockout against Pedro Campa and a split decision win over Spanish southpaw Sandor Martin.

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In his latest display of dominance, Lopez defeated former undisputed champion Josh Taylor to claim the WBO and Ring Magazine titles. On the other side, Ortiz, with years of professional experience under his belt, clinched the NABF lightweight title by defeating Nahir Albright in February 2022.

Notably, he secured a decision win over former world champion Jamel “Semper Fi” Herring and showcased a commendable performance against Lomachenko later in the year. While Ortiz fell short against “Loma” in a closely contested bout, he bounced back with a victory over Antonio Moran in September.

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Lopez vs Ortiz

This highly anticipated matchup between Lopez and Ortiz unfolds on an atypical date for boxing matches, coinciding with the intense atmosphere of hosting Super Bowl LVIII in ‘Sin City.’

Nonetheless, seizing the opportunity presented by major events, promoters, including Top Rank, are capitalizing on the momentum. As anticipation builds for the showdown, speculation swirls regarding the substantial purses both Lopez and Ortiz stand to earn.

How Much Lopez and Ortiz Will Earn?

Lopez, having secured a purse of $2.3 million for his previous unanimous decision victory over Josh Taylor, is expected to command an even higher payday for his title defense against Ortiz, with estimates ranging from $3 million to $4 million.

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Reports suggest Lopez’s contract with ESPN guarantees him $1 million. Ortiz, having earned a guaranteed purse of $2 million in his bout against Vasiliy Lomachenko, along with a 33.33% share of pay-per-view revenue, is anticipated to receive a similar payout for his clash with Lopez.

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