Vergil Ortiz Jr.

18 - 0
18 KOs
welterweight

Vergil Ortiz Jr. of Grand Prairie, Texas is a seven-time national champion, winner of the 2013 Junior Olympics with a record of 140-20. Ortiz began his career at five years old when he was introduced to the sport by his father.

Fighter Stats

Height: 5'9"
Birthdate: March 25, 1998
Age: 23
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Hometown: Grand Prairie, TX
Stance: Orthodox

Fighter Biography

Vergil Ortiz Jr. of Grand Prairie, Texas is a seven-time national champion and winner of the 2013 Junior Olympics with an impressive amateur record of 140-20. Ortiz began his career at five years old when he was introduced to the sport by his father. He then began boxing when he was eight years old. The decorated amateur signed with Golden Boy in 2016 and made his professional debut on July 30 at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.

Since going pro nearly three years ago, the 21-year old has fought as part of every undercard for Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas. He has also joined forces with renowned trainer Robert Garcia, who along with Vergil Ortiz Sr. and Hector Beltran, make up the training team.

His last fight was May 4, 2019, and it was a huge step up in terms of competition and recognition. Due to several circumstances. Ortiz’s fight was elevated to the co-main event of Canelo vs. Jacobs. Ortiz took on former WBA Interim Super Lightweight Champion Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera, which he won in spectacular fashion via a third-round knockout.

Ortiz is currently undefeated and has won every bout by way of knockout. His next fight will be for the vacant WBA Gold Welterweight title against Antonio “Relentless” Orozco on August 10 Grand Prairie, Texas, which will be the first hometown fight of his professional career. Ortiz plans to continue his knockout streak over his toughest opponent to date.

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