Jamaine Ortiz is confident he would surprise Shakur Stevenson much the way he did when Ortiz opposed Vasiliy Lomachenko.

Ortiz just hopes that he gets that opportunity versus Stevenson to prove that he is an even better fighter than the one who tested Lomachenko in their 12-round lightweight bout October 29 in New York.

The 27-year-old Ortiz was scheduled to fight for the first time Saturday night since his unanimous points loss to Lomachenko seven months ago - but he withdrew from the fight on Friday after struggling to make weight, which Ortiz indicates was due to suffering a back injury in training camp.

According to Ortiz, plans are in motion to reschedule his return for the month of August.

Fully unified champion Devin Haney might relinquish his IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO lightweight titles, which could afford Stevenson and Ortiz a chance to fight for a vacant 135-pound championship.

“I would love to get a fight with Shakur,” Ortiz told BoxingScene.com. “I don’t know if Devin Haney’s gonna stay around [at 135 pounds]. I would love to get a fight with Devin Haney. You know, I just wanna fight the top guys. I want a world title, any fighter that’s gonna get me a world title, and I believe Shakur Stevenson, that [fight] could be for a world title. Obviously, Devin Haney could be for a world title.”

Ortiz (16-1-1, 8 KOs) recently signed a co-promotional agreement with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc., which has promoted Stevenson throughout the two-division champion’s six-year professional career.

“I think it would be an easy fight to make,” Ortiz said. “I wanna fight him. I’m pretty sure he’s willing to fight me. And he needs an opponent to fight at the end of the year. And if Devin Haney drops them belts, then it would be a perfect opportunity for us to fight for a world title.”

The right-handed Ortiz respects Stevenson, a southpaw who is commonly considered one of the top 10 boxers, pound-for-pound, in the sport. He doesn’t think Stevenson respects him, but Ortiz believes that would change early in their fight if they can make it.

“I feel like Imma win,” Ortiz said. “I just feel like my style, I can adapt and Imma give everybody a surprise like I always do. Every fight I surprise everybody. They always doubt me because they don’t get to see the things I get to see. They see things from the outside. And then, once I go in there and perform, they be like, ‘Oh, wow! He surprised me.’ And I’ll do that again versus Shakur Stevenson. I’ll surprise everybody.”

Stevenson (20-0, 10 KOs) most recently stopped previously unbeaten Japanese contender Shuichiro Yoshino (16-1, 12 KOs) in the sixth round April 8 at Prudential Center in Stevenson’s hometown of Newark, New Jersey. The 25-year-old Stevenson told FightHype.com recently that he would “beat the f--- out of” Ortiz.

“I’m pretty sure I’ve heard him utter those words before, but he’s gonna see,” Ortiz said. “They’re all saying the same things, and I’m not the type to go back and forth when he says that I’m not on his level. If that’s what he feels, that’s what he feels. But once he’s in the ring with me, he’s gonna see something different. He’s gonna feel something different. Nobody thought I was on Loma’s level, and what happened there?”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.