Jamaine Ortiz vs Antonio Moran Betting Odds and Prediction

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Jamaine Ortiz vs Antonio Moran Preview September 15th, 2023

Jamaine Ortiz of Worcester, Massachusetts is back in action this Friday, September 15th when he takes on Antonio Moran of Mexico City in a 10-round lightweight tilt. The fight from Corpus Christi, Texas can be seen live in America on ESPN+, ESPN and ESPN Deportes while fans in the UK can catch it on Sky Sports Arena and those in Canada can catch it on TSN 2. Ortiz last fought in October when he lost a close 12-round unanimous decision to Vasyl Lomachenko. Moran last fought in November and stopped Kendo Castaneda in the 10th and final round.

Ortiz vs Moran Betting Odds

Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook BetOnline.ag (full review here).

  • Antonio Moran +550
  • Jamaine Ortiz -900

My Pick

The 27-year-old Ortiz enters the contest with a fine mark of 16-1-1 with 8 Ko’s and has boxed 99 rounds since making his pro debut in 2016. He enjoyed a pretty good amateur career but was beaten by the likes of Jaron Ennis, Teofimo Lopez and Gary Antuanne Russell before turning pro. He stands 5-feet-8-inches tall with a 69-inch reach and as far as power goes, Ortiz carries around a current knockout ratio of 50 per cent and has gone the distance in his past four fights.

The lone draw on his record was an eight-round majority affair with Joseph Adorno four fights ago in April, 2021. He beat former world champion Jamel Herring via 10-round unanimous decision to retain the NABF Lightweight Crown and win the vacant IBF USBA Belt in May, 2022 and then took another step up in class against Lomachenko and handled himself quite well. Before meeting Herring, Ortiz had beaten the likes of Derrick Murray, Vitor Jones and Romain Couture.

Since turning pro Ortiz has also captured the vacant WBC Youth World Lightweight Title, the vacant WBC Youth Inter-Continental Super Lightweight Belt and the vacant WBC (USNBC) Silver Lightweight Title. Ortiz also took the vacant NABF Lightweight Championship with his win over Nahir Albright in February of last year.

The 30-year-old Moran fights out of Mexico and climbs through the ropes with a 29-5-1 record with 20 Ko’s. He made his pro debut in 2012 and has boxed 173 rounds since. Moran measures 5-feet-11-inches tall with an unlisted reach, so is three inches taller than Ortiz. As far as power is concerned, Moran has some pop in his punches as 69 per cent of his wins have come by stoppage but he’s gone the distance in three of his last four contests.

Moran’s first defeat came at the hands of Luis Gutierrez on points over 10 rounds in 2014 and he lost an eight-round split decision two years later to Emanuel Lopez. He fought Jose Pedraza in 2018 to defend his Latino Lightweight title but dropped a 10-round unanimous decision and battled Devin Haney in 2019 for the WBC International and WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight titles but was stopped in the seventh round.

His last defeat was to Arnold Barboza Jr via a 10-round unanimous decision in 2021 in a shot at the WBO International Super Lightweight Belt. His lone draw came back in 2019 when he went 10 rounds with Yomar Alamo for the WBO NABO Super Lightweight Belt. Moran did manage to win the vacant WBA Fedecentro Welterweight Title in 2020 when he stopped Luis Solis in the sixth round and defended it by halting Emanuel Colon in the sixth stanza just a month later.


Ortiz looked very impressive against Lomachenko and recently signed a promotional deal with Top Rank. Moran shouldn’t be taken for granted here as he’s got plenty of experience and enough power to do some damage. I’m expecting Ortiz to bounce back from his loss to Lomachenko with a win here but he’s really going to have to work for it. The odds seem a little wide here as Moran certainly has the tools to pull off an upset.

Ortiz has the slight edge in skill.

Play Ortiz -900 @ BetOnline.ag

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