AIR DATE: Aug 01 2022 15:53UTC
EPISODE: Episode 23
Jamaine Ortiz Jr | Knuckle Up with Mike and Cedric
Mike and Cedric discuss jimin Ortiz Jr.
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What up talking fight fans thanks for tuning into today’s episode of knuckle up featuring myself? My ore and my man center fan defending the dead doing what we do.
Best prospects prospects prospects from around the world and we got a good one for you today: jermaine ortiz, yes, jermaine, ortiz, we’re talking about this kid man, 16-0, with eight knockouts 26 years old.
This five eight with a six nine sixty nine inch.
Reach is ranked fifth of 297 in the united states, 12 out of 21.
73 in the world and in the light division guys, you are going to remember him coming off that 10 round, unanimous decision off of jamal herring to capture the ibf usba light and the north American boxing federation light championships cedric.
I know you know about this kid.
I know you’ve been watching his uh highlight reels for sure.
Let’S talk about him, we’re just getting.
He visit his uh that tough fight that he i’m a victory, but as far as it is, it’s always different when you saw versus a southpaw right with that being said, switch it up sometimes when it’s actually pretty good switch it up right now, uh, but again, Very good boxer lee that stands out about he does everything like technically.
So that’s that’s not that’s it.
You know right.
Definitely, honestly um, you know ortiz right through the amateurs more things, especially with only eight to get them to victory, which is gon na.
Do that you got ta, make sure that you, when they’re early you’ll, just especially if you like leaders that are gon na go to the judge, just collect as many you really can’t.
You know you know, honestly, though, success in the amateur boxing doesn’t necessarily ensure a great professional career.
To be honest, you know some fighters are much more suited to be better pros than amateurs and most often the power punchers, but uh.
It’S usually unclear early on and like it’s usually clear early on in the fighters, especially skilled or not.
You know you can see this undefeated lightweight prospect, jermaine the technician ortiz uh, you know fights out of westchester, uh or sorry.
Worchester uh displayed tremendous gifts in the amateurs against some of today’s most monsters, yeah yeah, i know worchester.
I corrected myself if you couldn’t hear me well, yes, back in 2012, for example, when he was 14, 106 pound ortiz defeated the hottest pro prospect in the world.
Today, which is edgar burlenga uh and you know, at the junior olympic national championships held in lake placid, new york, ortiz went on to win 100 out of 114 amateur matches, berlinga finished with uh 162 out of 7 and 17 record and all 16 of the laters Pro fights ended in the opening round, so you know ortiz never dreamed that burlenga would become.
You know this super middleweight monster that he is today um.
You know it’s just one of those things that happens uh.
You know another brooklyn-born fighter, unified world lightweight champion tia.
Former lopez uh, you know he ended up fighting him as well.
In the amateurs didn’t win uh in the ortiz uh, you know ortiz in the amateurs uh, he won a 2-1 decision against abram uh, no nova, abraham nova uh, the former nabf super featherweight champion in the pro ranks to be crowned new england golden gloves champion man.
So this kid has faced some serious uh competition man, but early on in his career, like as an amateur uh against uh feliciano ortiz won 3-0 um.
He fought hitchens to two and one in the olympic qualifier.
So the kid is no such when it comes to having boxing skills.
It’S great to see this kid back.
You know like doing what he does best and honestly coming off that big win over jamal hearing that upset win over jamal herring.
Nobody expected that to happen.
Um guys, if you remember uh, you know former olympian and world champion jamal herring on espn uh jermaine ortiz, who is now ranked number nine in the wbc among lightweights the highest ranking of his career, positioned himself for a major opportunity to showcase his talent on the Right platform in 2022.
um, you know, ortiz is now 1601 with eight knockouts, it’s promoted by jimmy birchfield ces boxing uh, with his decision uh decisive, win over jamal herring on may 21st in nevada uh.
This right-hander has captivated boxing audiences with his diverse skills.
Uh skill set and he’s humble and soft-spoken and off you know outside of the ring ortiz rose through the enemy of a hundred and fourteen fourteen.
This is huge man and now it’s a great time to compete at 135.
You know the lightweight division has enjoyed um over the recent years: men stars like javonte davis, devin, haney, ryan, garcia, tia, former lopez.
You know george cambosis jr and among others, you know ushering in a new era of under 30 lightweights competing in the sport man, and he is one of them he’s now ranked number nine he’s just broke into that spot so definitely be on the watch.
For this kid man definitely um.
You know that big upset win over jamal herring has now solidified this kid’s position to uh start fighting for those uh, those bigger you know, bigger belts, man and – and you know, that bigger competition up in that weight, division man, because it’s huge, it’s huge, yeah um.
Anything yeah you talking about his first house skill set um, sometimes sometimes he he can down on his punches.
He knows he’s very, very good.
When jamal herring was trying.
Um jermaine was a good job of using lap away from him and get back where he would have more room found um uh and he does dance his self popped it up to to orthodox.
The only he’ll only do for about 20 seconds at a time.
He is effective to not make that that we can come out man.
He definitely is versatile.
In fact, of course someone gets their defense um he’s not scheduled yet man not yet we will let everybody know, but you know he’s got to pick.
The right he’s got to pick the right matches at this point.
Man he’s on that new he’s on that new stepping stone.
You know he’s up in that upper class he’s now broken into the top ten uh.
So now he has to pick uh.
You know his fights smart man uh.
If, if you look at where he is sitting in his position right now, uh, you know in number he’s number five position at the 297 in the united states right.
So that puts him just just behind uh joseph diaz, tia, fomo lopez, devin haney and giovanni davis, but coming up on his tail, we’ve got roland romero, uh giovanni cabrera and jose valenzuela and andrew uh andreas cortez, so he’s got uh he’s got some people on his On on his toes, but he’s got some great stuff in the future man in the states, but if you go pound for pound, where he’s sitting number 12 in the world um, you know, we’ve got, we’ve got some great great competition coming up behind him and nakatani Cabrera hughes nunez in front of him, you’ve got you know: cruz daniel diaz, lomachenko, uh lopez, cambosis jr, you know like so he’s got that right, yeah, they said 135.
So you know it’s a very deep.
It’S it’s deep rooted with talent, man, the 135s.
We know this and this kid he’s coming up.
Not a lot of people know who he is and look you know he’s he’s already upset jamal herring in his last outing uh.
You know before that he took on uh.
I believe i believe it was um uh.
What’S his name uh uh albright, albright, he fought albright uh.
That was back in february.
I believe it was and then before that he fought joseph of dorno.
So you know his last three fights adorno was no slouch either.
Who was 14? I believe 1401 going into that fight and uh.
He took that one by majority decision.
Then he takes on albright for a unanimous decision over 10 rounds for the north american boxing federation, light vacant title and then uh.
You know he comes in.
135 takes on jamal herring, wins the ibf usba and the north american boxing federation light.
So you know in a unanimous round, so it was uh.
It was just you know, it was meant to be this kid man he’s coming in there.
Nobody really knows him he’s coming under the radar just time to watch out for this kid, because he’s gon na make some big moves, he’s in position now to fight, for you know, rank and he’s going to move up.
This ring quick.
What would you say how old is he? Oh he’s he’s young brother, this kid he’s only 26 years old, only 26, so okay he’s got lots of life left in him.
You know what i’m saying this is.
This is just yeah yeah.
This is just entering getting your old man strength.
You know he’s just entering that scene.
That was this one.
When you finally find out your true power, man, that’s what’s happening so guys be up yeah kid to make some big noise man.
This guy’s gon na make big noise and you heard it here from mike orr at four and my man, cedric ben, in the den doing what we do best man and that’s prospects, um yeah man.
Next week we got a great week coming up for everybody this week, but next week be be patient, guys, it’s gon na happen.
We are doing peach boxing week from new zealand.
We are doing their head trainer.
Man, isaac, peach, we’re gon na have a few of his stablemates in here man.
I’M not gon na tell you who yet exactly i’ve already confirmed it we’re gon na set it all up and we’re gon na put it out there for you guys to see it’s gon na be a great week of interviews.
Five days, five interviews on the channel.
You know what it is man, but for next time you know we’ll see you tomorrow, mike orr at four cedric bend in the den doing what we do best prospects, we’ll see you tomorrow same time, same channel knuckle up.