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Jamaine Ortiz Signs New Top Rank Deal, Returns June 10 on Taylor-Lopez MSG Card

Fresh off a competitive showing against Vasyl Lomachenko, lightweight contender Jamaine Ortiz returns to action June 10 with a new multi-fight deal with Top Rank.

The deal will have Top Rank working in conjunction with Jimmy Burchfield’s CES Boxing. The first bout is a 10-rounder against a to be determined opponent on the Josh Taylor vs. Teofimo Lopez undercard at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theatre.

The 27-year-old Ortiz’s main goal is to break into the lightweight title picture which includes undisputed champion Devin Haney, Shakur Stevenson, Vasyl Lomachenko and George Kambosos within the Top Rank stable.

“It feels great to join a stable that has created so many Hall of Fame champions,” said Ortiz. “I’m looking forward to becoming their next one. It’s been a long journey fighting my way up to get the respect I deserve. With Top Rank working with CES, I’m now hoping for bigger and better fights.”

Ortiz’s next bout brings him back to Madison Square Garden, the setting of his highest profile bout against Lomachenko last October. Although Ortiz dropped a unanimous decision, the performance in his lone defeat garnered respect amongst media and fans as a legit lightweight contender.

Since that night, Ortiz revealed he’s been in training since last November to make a triumphant return and build towards a title shot.

“It feels good to be back in New York to get some redemption after the loss to Lomachenko,” Ortiz reflected. “I gained many new fans that night, and a lot of people thought I won. People know I’m the real deal now. I’m motivated to improve and take over the lightweight division.

“I only took 10 days off after that fight and went straight to the gym. I’m coming to make a statement on June 10 that I’m not to be played with.”

Jamaine Ortiz’s fight will be included on the undercard and air via ESPN+. Tickets can be purchased via

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