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Jamaine Ortiz Illustration for 360 Magazine by Kaelen Felix

Q×A with Jamaine Ortiz

Jamaine “The Technician” Ortiz, an up and coming, 23-year-old boxer, is making his name in the world of boxing. After growing up in Worcester, Massachusetts, the young boxer turned pro in 2016. His amateur record is 100-14 and he has already won many awards for his skill.

During the recent Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight that was shown on pay-per-view, Ortiz was victorious over Sulaiman Segawa of Silver Spring, Maryland. After scoring a technical knockout in the last 10 seconds of the seventh round, Ortiz gained the WBC USNBC Silver lightweight title. This was his first fight outside of New England and he certainly made himself known in the fighting community. After winning this fight, Ortiz jumped from 76th to 44th in the world for the lightweight division. If he keeps winning, Ortiz is predicted to fight for a major world title by late 2021.

360 Magazine sat down with Ortiz to ask him questions about his professional career, personal life and future.

What was your upbringing like? Was there always a focus on athletics?

I started boxing at seven years old, and I was always an athletic kid, playing sports and outside.

Where did you learn to box?

I learned how to box at the Boys & Girls Club of Ionic Ave.

Why boxing?

I use to get into fights as a kid, I like that its a one on one sport I don’t have to rely on anyone. Over time, I noticed I was winning a lot and kept it going.

Who are your role models, boxing or otherwise?

My role model was my coach Carlos Garcia.

You’re currently the Undefeated World Boxing Youth World lightweight champion. What does this accomplishment mean to you?

I’m actually the former Youth World lightweight champion due to my age since I turned 24 last April, currently, I hold the WBC USNBC Silver lightweight title. The accomplishment is just a stepping stone, I have far more to go and I understand its a process and this is part of the process.

Your nickname is ‘The Technician’ where does this come from?

A technician is a person skilled in an art or craft by dictionary standards and when it comes to boxing, and me being a carpenter, I’m now an active trader. It was a perfect fit since everything I do, including things in my personal life, I’m technical about it. So it’s a name that reflects more than just boxing.

You’ve been boxing competitively for more than a decade. How have you evolved during that time, technique-wise and also personally?

Time is the mother of greatness, practicing repeatedly overtime is only natural; I’m going to get better.

How has your career been impacted by COVID-19 and 2020?

Luckily I was able to get a fight right before the impact of covid came I didn’t get to fight as much as I normally would. I probably would have had about 4 fights in a year but I had two with the last one being a great exposure bout.

Tell us about your interests outside of boxing.

I enjoy nature and I spend most of my time with family. Always working on self-development, a lot of stocks, and trying to find real estate deals.

Do you still have Olympic aspirations? What are your future boxing goals?

Olympics of boxing is an amateur sport but recently I think in 2016, they allowed pros to compete but it is heavily dominated by amateurs. In the next year, I see myself becoming World Champion at the lightweight Division and reaching for that pound for pound list.

What is your go-to move in a fight?

Not sure, probably switching from orthodox to southpaw.

What makes you unique as a boxer?

My ability to switch stances easily and my technique.

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Welterweight World Championship: Pacquiao vs. Broner

Power, speed and a clash of styles will be on display this month when two of boxing’s biggest stars go toe-to-toe for the welterweight world championship. Ending his two-year hiatus from a U.S. boxing ring, boxing’s only eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao returns to defend his WBA welterweight title against former four-division world champion and must-see attraction Adrien “The Problem” Broner.  Broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Pacquiao vs. Broner,” and its co-featured fights, will be shown on big screens across the nation.

Tickets for “Pacquiao vs. Broner” can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices now.

The live broadcast of “Pacquiao vs. Broner” presented by Fathom Events and SHOWTIME PPV, is set for Saturday, January 19 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. MT / 6:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. AK / 4:00 p.m. HI. Boxing fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 350 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Pacquiao, 40, is coming off a vintage performance in Malaysia in July where he stopped Argentine slugger and world champion Lucas Matthysse inside seven rounds to regain the welterweight title for a fourth time. Broner, one of the most talented fighters in boxing, is aiming for his second stint as 147-pound champion. If victorious, Broner also will add a career-defining win against a first-ballot Hall of Famer to his already stellar resume.

A three-time Fighter of the Year and the Boxing Writers Association of America’s reigning Fighter of the Decade, Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs), who hails from Sarangani Province in the Philippines, is the only sitting Congressman and Senator to win a world title. Pacquiao’s boxing resume features victories over at least seven current and future Hall of Famers, including Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley, and Juan Manuel Marquez.

Cincinnati’s Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs) is a former four-division world title holder and one of boxing’s most popular and colorful personalities. The brash and outspoken 29-year-old has faced some of boxing’s best en route to winning titles at 130, 135, 140 and 147 pounds, including Mikey Garcia, Paulie Malignaggi and Shawn Porter. Broner, who will face his 10th world champion in Pacquiao, scored a draw in his last fight in April on SHOWTIME against former two-division world champion Jessie Vargas.

“Boxing fans have been eagerly awaiting Pacquiao’s return to a U.S. boxing ring and we are proud to partner with SHOWTIME PPV, to bring it to local cinemas,” said Ray Nutt, Fathom Events CEO. “Fight fans won’t want to miss this match-up of two of boxing’s biggest stars – live and larger-than-life on the big screen.”

GGG x Canelo Workout

By Reid Urban x Anthony Sovinsky x Vaughn Lowery

Gennady Golovkin, known to many as “GGG”, is getting ready for his sequel fight against Canelo.

On Sunday, August 26, Golovkin held an open workout at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, where fans and the media could get an up-close view of GGG as he trains. It was also a chance to see what fans can expect for the fight.

Years ago, GGG believed he was the best fighter and that he could knock out everybody that comes into the ring with him. These days, he’s not sure whether he’s number 2 or number 3 behind Floyd Mayweather. Right now, however, he’s focused on being in the ring with Canelo.

Going into this fight, GGG has won all 37 of his previous fights, including 32 by knockout.

Meanwhile, for Canelo, he found himself in hot water for his failed drug tests that postponed his rematch with GGG. Now that the fight is on, he said there was no attempt to gain an unfair advantage over Golovkin for the sequel. He even admitted that GGG’s accusations for his intentional cheating got under his skin. He’s been channeling that energy into his training, hence his extreme intensity and speed during the workout.

Cannel hopes to make a statement over GGG and will be looking for the opportunity to end the fight as soon as possible. It remains to be seen how he’ll do that and be able to gain the advantage.

Last year, Golovkin teamed up with The Chivas Fight Club, an initiative launched to inspire the fighting spirit within individuals all across the country. It’s much like the spirit of GGG, who continues to #FightForIt as he gears up to face Canelo again next month on September 15.

The live broadcast of “Canelo vs. GGG 2,” presented by Golden Boy Promotions, GGG Promotions and Fathom Events, is set for Sept. 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. CT/ 6:00 p.m. MT/ 5:00 p.m. PT/ 4:00 p.m. AK / 3:00 p.m. HI.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.fathomevents.com/events/canelo-vs-golovkin or at participating theater box offices.

“Canelo vs. GGG 2” will be shown in the following cinemas on Sept. 15:
Regal Regal Alhambra Renaissance 14 1 E. Main Street Alhambra CA 91801
Regal Regal Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 26701 Aliso Creek Road Aliso Viejo CA 92656
Cinemark Cinemark Jess Ranch 18935 Bear Valley Road Apple Valley CA 92308
AMC AMC Santa Anita 16 400 South Baldwin Avenue, Suite 940-U Arcadia CA 91007
Regal Regal Brea Stadium 10 West 255 W. Birch Street Brea CA 92821
AMC AMC Burbank 16 125 E. Palm Avenue Burbank CA 91502
Cinemark Southbay Pavilions 20700 Avalon Blvd Suite 285 Carson CA 90746
AMC AMC Puente Hills 20 1560 S Azusa Avenue City of Industry CA 91748-1603
Cinemark Cinemark Promenade 14 8840 Apollo Way Downey CA 90242
Regal Regal Foothill Towne Center 22 26602 Towne Center Drive Foothill Ranch CA 92610
Cinemark Huntington Beach 20 7777 Edinger Avenue Huntington Beach CA 92647
Regal Regal Irvine Spectrum 21 500 Spectrum Center Drive Irvine CA 92618
Cinemark Cinemark 22 Lancaster 2600 West Avenue I Lancaster CA 93534
Cinemark Cinemark 14 Long Beach 99 South Pine Avenue Long Beach CA 90802
Regal Regal Long Beach Stadium 26 7501 Carson Boulevard Long Beach CA 90808
Cinemark Playa Vista 9 12746 West Jefferson Blvd, Bldg 3 Los Angeles CA 90094
Cinemark Baldwin Hills 15 4020 Marlton Avenue Los Angeles CA 90008
Cinemark Cinemark 18 and XD Los Angeles 6081 Center Drive Los Angeles CA 90045
LA Live LA Live 14 1000 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90015
Regal Regal Big Newport 6 300 Newport Center Drive East Newport Beach CA 92660
Cinemark North Hollywood 8 12827 Victory Boulevard North Hollywood CA 91606
AMC AMC Norwalk 20 12300 E. Civic Center Dr Norwalk CA 90650-3171
Regal Regal Ontario Palace 22 4900 E. 4th Ontario CA 91764
AMC AMC Orange 30 w/IMAX 20 City Boulevard West, Suite 1 Orange CA 92868
Cinemark Orange Stadium Promenade 25 1701 W. Katella Avenue Orange CA 92868
Cinemark Century River Park 16 2766 Seaglass Way Oxnard CA 93036
Cinemark Antelope Valley Mall 1475 W. Avenue P Palmdale CA 93551
AMC AMC Southbay Galleria 16 1815 Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite 368 Redondo Beach CA 90278
AMC AMC Tyler Galleria 16 3775 Tyler Avenue Riverside CA 92503
Regal Regal South Gate Stadium 20 8630 Garfield Avenue South Gate CA 90280
Regal Regal Temecula Stadium 15 40750 Winchester Road Temecula CA 92591
AMC AMC Rolling Hills 20 2591 Airport Drive Torrance CA 90505-6137
AMC AMC Del Amo 18 3525 W. Carson Street, Space 73 Torrance CA 90503-5701
AMC AMC Citywalk 18 with IMAX 100 Universal City Plaza Universal City CA 91608
Regal Regal Valencia Stadium 12 24435 Town Center Drive Valencia CA 91355
Cinemark Victor Valley Mall 14470 Bear Valley Road Victorville CA 92392
AMC AMC Covina 17 1414 N Azusa Avenue West Covina CA 91723-1251
Regal Regal West Covina Stadium 18 1200 Lakes Drive West Covina CA 91790
AMC AMC Promenade 16 21801 Oxnard Street Woodland Hills CA 91367-3620

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*all photos by Charley Gallay