Jamaine Ortiz believes that he can pull off the upset.
On Thursday, ahead of the final press conference, the undefeated lightweight told FIGHT SPORTS that he’s “chilling” just days before his main event fight against former unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko.
“I don’t put any unnecessary pressure on myself, I think [Lomachenko] got the pressure,” Ortiz said.
“When I beat him that’s gonna be a bad look on him, not me. It’s gonna be a great look on me.”
Ortiz achieved a similar feat in his last fight when he overcame former super featherweight champion Jamel Herring in May. Ortiz won that bout by unanimous decision, writing his best career-win yet.
During the final press conference, Ortiz continued to show his respect for Lomachenko and said that Saturday’s fight “means everything to me.”
“This is something I’ve manifested into my life, eventually fighting Lomachenko,” said Ortiz.
“I think the opponent in front of you brings out the type of fighter you are. I think Lomachenko is going to bring out the best Jamaine Ortiz. The fighter that everybody around me knows. You’re going to see the real ‘Technician’ on Saturday night.”