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Vasiliy Lomachenko — one of the world’s best lightweight boxers — is returning to the ring tonight to take on the undefeated Jamaine Ortiz. And the stakes are high for both fighters, as the winner will most likely get a shot at undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney.
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If you’re looking to see some premier boxing tonight, read on. Below is everything you need to know about the event, including how to watch Lomachenko vs. Ortiz online with ESPN+ and how to get tickets to the fight.
When is Lomachenko vs. Ortiz? Date, Time, Tickets
Lomachenko vs. Ortiz is slated for tonight, Saturday, Oct. 29, with the main card kicking off at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.
Lomachenko and Ortiz’s bout will be happening at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. If you’re in the area and looking to see one of the world’s best fighters in person, we highly recommend picking up tickets to Lomachenko vs. Ortiz. Head to Ticketmaster.com to secure a spot, where ticket prices are starting at $72.75, as of writing.
Lomachenko vs. Ortiz Tickets
How to Watch Lomachenko vs. Ortiz on TV
As an ESPN+ exclusive, Lomachenko vs. Ortiz will not be available on any live TV channels. See below for details on how to live stream Lomachenko vs. Ortiz on ESPN+
How to Watch Lomachenko vs. Ortiz Online
The only way to live stream Lomachenko vs. Ortiz at home is with ESPN+. The platform will have a free Lomachenko vs. Ortiz live stream for subscribers, but you will need to be a member to watch the fight live.
If you’re not an ESPN+ subscriber, head here to sign up. ESPN+ costs $9.99 per month, or $99 if you pay for a year upfront. Besides letting you watch Lomachenko vs. Ortiz live online tonight, a subscription to ESPN+ will get you a ton of other live sports events including UFC fights, NFL games, NHL hockey games, soccer, and much more. The streamer also has on-demand sports content such as the complete 30 for 30 library.
However, if you’re signing up for ESPN+, there’s an opportunity to save some money every month in the form of the Disney Bundle. The Disney Bundle includes ESPN+, Hulu, and Disney+, all for $13.99 per month — saving you $11 compared to paying for each streaming service separately. If you already have Hulu and Disney+, cancel them and sign up for the Disney Bundle before Lomachenko vs. Ortiz tonight to cut down your streaming bill.
How to Watch Lomachenko vs. Ortiz Free Online
Because Lomachenko vs. Ortiz is an ESPN+ exclusive — and ESPN+ does not offer a free trial — there’s no way to (legally) live stream Lomachenko vs. Ortiz online for free.
Lomachenko vs. Ortiz Odds, Card, Prediction
Despite his undefeated 16-0-1 record, 26-year-old Jamaine Ortiz faces Goliathan odds against the decorated Vasiliy Lomachenko. The Ukrainian boxer is a former world champion in three weight classes and a gold-winning Olympian — all after being one of the best amateur boxers ever with a record of 396 wins and 1 loss. In his professional career, Lomachenko has built a record of 16-2 with 11 knockouts.
Considering Lomachanko’s previous successes, oddsmakers have the 34-year-old as the heavy favorite for tonight’s fight with odds of -2000, compared to Oritz’s +900.
Lomachenko was scheduled to fight George Kambosos Jr. in June for the undisputed lightweight title, but opted to stay in his home country of Ukraine and aid in the defense against Russia. Lomachenko began working security detail on the border shortly after Russia’s invasion, joining fellow boxers including Oleksandr Usyk and Vitali Klitschko. Haney took Lomachenko’s place against Kambosos, beating the Australian boxer for the undisputed championship.
“I love my sport, and I am so glad to be back,” said Lomachenko. And, despite the odds, Lomachenko is not dismissing Ortiz as a guaranteed win: “My goal is to win the undisputed lightweight title, but I will not take Jamaine Ortiz lightly.”
Ortiz, meantime, has been relatively quiet since beating former junior lightweight world champion Jamel Herring into retirement in May. Now, Ortiz is ready to see if he can perform with boxing’s greats. An upset win would be massive for Ortiz, and it’s not out of the question.
“I learned a lot of things about myself in the Jamel Herring fight, as I do in every fight,” said Ortiz. “I try to make improvements. I go back to the basics and fundamentals and try to master those skills. Saturday night, you’re going to see the best Jamaine Ortiz.”
Of course, viewers will get a few other great fights in the lead-up to Lomachenko vs. Ortiz. Here’s the full Lomachenko vs. Ortiz fight card:
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Jamaine Ortiz — Lightweight
Robeisy Ramirez vs. Jose Matias Romero — Featherweight
Duke Ragan vs. Luis Lebron — Featherweight
Troy Isley vs. Quincy LaVallais — Junior middleweight
Be sure to sign up for ESPN+ before this evening night to watch Lomachenko vs. Ortiz online.
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