— Vergil Ortiz Jr. (@VergilOrtiz) March 12, 2020 “You’re fighting next week are you ready” so please don’t be upset my 2020 return has only been postponed we’ll be back soon. Rocha vs Perez might steal this show.

He came to Garcia’s gym, which has been built in the large backyard of a residential home, from Indio in early 2018. Coria (12-3, 7 KOs), who entered the bout having won his previous three bouts, had his moments early on in the fight and rallied late to make the fight close on the scorecards. “I really don’t want an easy way to a title. Tickets: Tickets starting at $25 are on sale at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone (800) 827-2946 and online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com. At 21 years old, the professional boxer from Grand Prairie, Texas, is 14-0 with 14 knockout victories. “You don’t see that a lot,” Garcia said. In his previous fight on Aug. 10, Ortiz knocked out former world title challenger Antonio Orozco in the sixth round. All rights reserved. Golden Boy Matchmaker Wants Vergil Ortiz To Fight … With a win, he’ll better position himself for a championship bout next year, provided his promoter can successfully negotiate one. He has also joined forces with renowned trainer Robert Garcia, who along with Vergil Ortiz Sr. and Hector Beltran, make up the training team. Golden Boy Promotions, which is run by former world champion Oscar De La Hoya, had planned on having unbeaten lightweight and social media star Ryan Garcia headline a fight card during the Fourth of July weekend. His last fight was May 4, 2019, and it was a huge step up in terms of competition and recognition. “He’s doing more than his part, I can promise you that,” Ortiz Sr. said. The card will be Golden Boy’s first fight card in over four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He can be reached on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing. “We just have to keep working to where we force those fights to happen on a mandatory, on a first-bid, where the fight has to happen,” Garcia said. It wasn’t long for Garcia too became convinced that the young star who routinely shows up to the gym before everyone else and leaves last could challenge anyone in his division, regardless of his age.

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He’s defeated three opponents this year and became the first to knockout veterans Mauricio Herrera and Antonio Orozco. © 2020 www.desertsun.com. It has to.”. Inside Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Riverside, Vergil Ortiz, Jr. wraps his hands and settles into another workout preparing for his next fight and what could be a year that he’ll never forget. Whether Ortiz is ready for a title shot, though, is becoming less of a question. With Vergil, at 21, I think he’s ready to fight anybody in the welterweight division.”. No one is allowed to leave the bubble, which includes the venue for the fight, a training facility which includes a ring next door, hotel rooms, and eating area. The event will take place December 13 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. and will be streamed live on DAZN. Good thing is it’s right down the street from where I live and I might just come see this kid live. }); Please log in again. Rocha is strong.

Anthony Cocks. His next opponent could be a former world titlist, according to Roberto Diaz, the matchmaker for Ortiz’s promoter Golden Boy. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. The Ortiz vs. Vargas fight takes place at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Machado will look to make a campaign for a world title in this new division. Sad how Brad Solomon, once a major blue chip talent, is now being fed to the lions. “Some are exciting. © 2020 www.vcstar.com. That provides a big challenge for a rising star, which is what Ortiz says he’s looking for at a stage in his career when he’s still knocking every opponent out. The area is not open to the public. Ortiz has sparred against the likes of Mikey Garcia, unified junior welterweight titleholder Jose Ramirez, and other contenders and prospects who train at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Riverside. mode: 'thumbnails-rr', Ortiz (15-0, 15 KOs), who is originally from the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, Texas, was scheduled to fight fringe contender Samuel Vargas on March 28 at The Forum in Inglewood, but the fight card was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Genaro “El Conde” Gamez (9-1, 6 KOs) will open the night in an eight-round lightweight clash. If there’s an easy way, then it’s not going to mean anything.”.

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Odds for the Ortiz-Vargas fight will be listed when available. After logging in you can close it and return to this page. No word on whom Ortiz will face in what would be a 10-round bout. Vergil Ortiz Jr. record and bio Ortiz Jr. will face Brad Solomon (28-1, nine knockouts) Friday in the main event of Golden Boy’s card at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, where he once trained. Vergil Ortiz Jr.(14-0, 14 KOs) will look to end the 2019 year with another spectacular knockout win when he defends his WBA gold welterweight title against Brad “King” Solomon (28-1, 9 KOs) in a 12-round fight. Looks like Ryan Garcia’s loss will be Vergil Ortiz’s gain. The expressive reactions of shock and disbelief on their faces during several moments of his bouts suggest that they are seeing something they don’t see often. Also, super middleweight Erik Bazinyan (23-0, 17 KOs) will defend his NABA world title in a 10-round clash. Several boxing experts consider Ortiz to be Golden Boy’s top unbeaten fighter with the most upside. A growing belief is that he’s Golden Boy Promotion’s top priority after Canelo Alvarez, yet few want to fight him. Garcia believes it will, too, in time, with continued domination by Ortiz in the ring. He says he feels stronger, has more energy and now more time to work on technique because he doesn’t have to cut as much weight in training camp. window._taboola = window._taboola || []; “I think at this rate, people can’t ignore me anymore.”. Vergil Ortiz Jr.(14-0, 14 KOs) will look to end the 2019 year with another spectacular knockout win when he defends his WBA gold welterweight title against Brad “King” Solomon (28-1, 9 KOs) in a 12-round fight. Inside Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Riverside, Vergil Ortiz, Jr. wraps his hands and settles into another workout preparing for his next fight and what could be a year that he’ll never forget. He also covers boxing for RingTV, Boxingscene, and FightNights .com. Featherweight Luis Coria lost a close majority decision to Adam Lopez last Thursday at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. On Monday, De La Hoya announced Ortiz will fight in the main event, posting on Twitter: “Due to Team @KingRyanG decision now to accept a July 4th bout, we will now return in late July with the future in boxing @vergilortiz.". But each day, even when he’s not in training camp, he’s preparing himself for those opportunities that could be life-changing. It sometimes happens, like when Alvarez twice fought Gennady Golovkin, but it’s often because the dollar figures are too high to ignore. Just give me the check I deserve. Ortiz moved up from 140 to the 147-pound division this year. None of the current 147-pound welterweight champions are promoted by Golden Boy, so Ortiz Jr. trains here in Riverside and waits for an opportunity that is, in some ways, out of his control. “Some boxers are talented,” Ortiz Sr. said. “I would definitely love to challenge myself,” Ortiz said. Francisco A. Salazar covers boxing for The Star.

“But you can only take what comes. Still, he is not quite experienced enough — or well-known enough — to attract a major opponent in a championship bout. Eventually, it will come. All fighters and trainers go through strict protocols, including being tested for COVID-19 when they arrive to Las Vegas and again before the weigh-in the day before the fight. placement: 'Right Rail Thumbnails', “Most of the guys at 21, they’re still kids and you have to be careful with who they’re fighting and be a little cautious.

While Monday’s exchange on social media is the latest spat between De La Hoya and Garcia, Ortiz is ready to make the most of the opportunity.

The fight cards that take place Tuesdays and Thursdays at the MGM Grand Conference Center air live on ESPN. Golden Boy reportedly offered Garcia $200,000 to fight on the card, but Garcia balked at the amount offered. “The politics are the only thing that can keep Vergil from becoming a world champion next year, because I think he’s ready.”. 26 February 2020 Vergil Ortiz Jr. Photo credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions. The 21-year-old Coria, who resides in Moreno Valley and is trained by Robert Garcia, turned pro 13 days after his 18th birthday.

In the co-main event, Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (21-2, 17 KOs) will officially make his debut at 135 pounds after losing his WBA super featherweight world title against Andrew “El Chango” Cancio. Luis Feliciano (13-0, 8 KOs) will defend his NABF super lightweight title against Herbert “Ace” Acevedo (16-2-1, 6 KOs) in a 10-round fight.

Australian-based boxing journalist Anthony Cocks has been covering the sport for over 15 years for various print and online publications. How am I one of the biggest fighters in the world and I get bigger paychecks outside of boxing?” he said.

The matchup: Vergil Ortiz Jr. (14-0, 14 KOs) defends his WBA Gold Welterweight Title against Brad “King” Solomon (28-1, 9 KOs) in a 12-round fight. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. This will be the fifth time Ortiz has fought at the venue, but it will be the first time he does so without fans in attendance. A few hours later, Garcia responded on Twitter. Ortiz, who made his pro debut at the age of 18, turned 22 on March 25. Ortiz Jr. vs. Vargas odds. Boxing promoters are notorious for their unwillingness to work with rival promoters to put together a big fight. Garcia recognized what trainer Joel Diaz did while he worked with Ortiz — that the young boxer is hungry, never stops training and is more physically and mentally mature than most guys in their early 20s. The login page will open in a new tab. All three bouts were over before the seventh round. Write For Us. He won’t say who because, he says, that would be unprofessional. The elder Ortiz said that some big names have demanded outlandish amounts to money to step into the ring with his son. Vergil is both.”. Realistically, he doesn’t believe a bout with any of them will materialize next year, solely because of the politics of boxing. “You do realize you’re supposed to be my promoter not hater?” in a tweet that has since been deleted. “He’s blowing guys out,” said Ortiz’s dad, Vergil Ortiz, Sr. “He makes it look easy and people say, ‘Oh, that was an easy fight.’ But the veteran guys don’t want to fight him, either.”. WBA gold welterweight title…Following the footsteps of out god Sulaiman and his kingdom of WBC are we? In his last bout on Dec. 13, 2019, which also took place in Indio, Ortiz broke former contender Brad Solomon down, dropping him a total of three times before the fight was stopped in … Ortiz says that he’d love to fight any of the welterweight champions — Terrence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr. and Manny Pacquiao — but would also immediately agree to fights with former champions Danny Garcia or Keith Thurman. WBA 108lb title bout canceled after weigh-in, Inoue KOs Moloney, retains WBA/IBF bantam titles, Barrios stops Karl to defend WBA 140lb title.



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