On February 28th, lightweight Jamaine "The Technician" Ortiz (12-0, 6 KOs) fights at home for the first time as a professional in Worcester, Massachusetts at the historic Worcester Palladium. His opponent in the eight-round main event will be Mexico's "Loco" Luis Ronaldo Castillo (22-5, 17 KOs). CES Boxing will promote and UFC Fight Pass will stream the action. "I've never fought in Worcester as a professional," Ortiz said at a recent press conference. "I've wanted to do this bad to let people in Worcester see what it has. It's going to be extra special because two of my closest friends, Irvin Gonzalez and Kendrick Ball, Jr., are also fighting on this card. We've fought together since we were kids."
"Jamaine had one of the most prestigious amateur careers ever in New England," Ortiz' promoter Jimmy Burchfield (CES Boxing) said. "He has world champion written all over him."
"The Technician" is fine tuning his game and he's already looking ahead to the not too distant future. "I'm very excited to be fighting February 28th for the first time in Worcester," Ortiz added. "It's an exciting card with action-packed fights. I expect it'll be sold out and hope so, because I want to prove to my city, my promoter, and local businesses that big-time boxing belongs here and will be supported by Worcester. In 2021, I want to bring world championship boxing to the new baseball stadium (Polar Park, the future home of the Worcester Red Sox, Triple A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox) across the street that will seat 10,000."