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Q&A with Jamaine Ortiz

Jamaine Ortiz is a professional boxer from Worcester, Massachusetts with a record of 14-0-1 with 8 KOs. Ortiz’s first professional win was on May 13th, 2016 over Josh Parker, and his most recent professional win was for the vacant World Boxing Council United States (USNBC) Silver Light Title, over Sulaiman Segawa on the undercard of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. PPV on November 28th, 2020. Jamaine’s most recent fight was against Joseph Adorno and resulted in a draw. Jamaine is also a real estate agent and consistently works to help the Worcester community. 

  1. How did you first get into boxing?

    1. That relationship would be from going to the Boys and Girls Club and going to the boxing gym. It began by just fooling around, and giving me something to do, switching up the activities. My coach played a big role in being a mentor to me and kept me into it. 

  1. How did you get the nickname “The Technician”

    1. The nickname came from me and a good friend of mine and former World Champion Jose Rivera. I was looking for synonyms that resembled to me, something that made sense with my lifestyle. When I was in the car one day, I decided on it, and stuck with it. 

  1. What are your thoughts on the “YouTube Boxing”

    1. It has been bringing more publicity to the sport of boxing, I can’t be mad about it. I can’t be mad about nothing, people earn their ways and leverage their fame to make money in other aspects of their career so I’m all for it, it’s good for the entertainment. At the end of the day as real fighters, we’re in the entertainment business, so that’s why you hear that trash talk, like Triple G says “it’s the big drama show,” people love tuning into drama.

  1. What was your experience like being on the card for Tyson vs. Jones Jr. and what was it like having the opportunity to meet Mike Tyson?

    1. I never pictured myself being on a card with Tyson due to him being retired, but it was a great opportunity. To me, I am focused on the fight, I am not focused on the environment, I’m not focused that I’m on Pay-Per View, I’m not focused on that, I’m focused on my fight at the time and after I get to soak in a little bit of what was going on in the lead up and what happened. It was nice meeting him (Tyson) and being able to meet one of my favorite fighters Roy Jones Jr. It was a great experience.  

  2. What has been your favorite moment from your career so far?

    1. I would say the Triller fight was my favorite moment because my performance was good, I got a lot of exposure, it was my biggest Pay Per View cover, the most views I’ve had.

  1. What is next for your boxing career?

    1. There’s more to come, coming up we are going to have bigger fights, more exposure, and soon I’ll be a household name, that’s the goal.

  1. What is it like having such a major artist like Joyner Lucas supporting your boxing career?

    1. It’s cool, it’s good to be recognized by the people that many people look up to as you're coming up. It was cool and I was able to make a friend there.

  1. Who are some Massachusetts artists you have had the chance to build a relationship with/see taking the step towards the next level in music?

  1. I have a good relationship with Dion Gawdly, he’s a good artist, some other good artists I don’t have relationships with are Kellz Da Cheefa, Ralph Weah. They are from Worcester, they are good artists and I like listening to them.


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