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VERGIL ORTIZ JR.

WELTERWEIGHT

W19

HOMETOWN

  • Dallas, USA

KO 19

STANCE

Orthodox

L 0

AGE

25

D 0

HEIGHT

5'10"
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About


Vergil Ortiz Jr. is one of the most exciting and promising young boxers in the world today. He is an American professional boxer who has held the WBO International welterweight title since 2021. He is also a former WBA Gold welterweight champion and a seven-time national champion as an amateur. He was named 2019 The Ring magazine Prospect of the Year and has a perfect record of 19 wins and 19 knockouts in his professional career.

Ortiz Jr. was born on March 25, 1998, in Grand Prairie, Texas, U.S. He started boxing at the age of five and competed in his first amateur tournament at the age of eight. He won several national titles and medals, including the 2013 Junior Olympics gold medal. He turned professional in 2016, signing with Golden Boy Promotions.

Ortiz Jr. is known for his explosive punching power, fast combinations, and aggressive style. He has knocked out every opponent he has faced so far, including experienced fighters like Antonio Orozco, Maurice Hooker, and Roberto Ortiz. He has also shown impressive skills, versatility, and ring IQ in his fights, adapting to different situations and opponents.

Ortiz Jr. is currently ranked as the world’s fifth best welterweight by The Ring magazine and fourth best by BoxRec and TBRB. He is considered one of the future stars of the sport and a potential challenger for the top names in the division, such as Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr., and Manny Pacquiao.

Ortiz Jr. is scheduled to face Eimantas Stanionis on July 8, 2023, in a WBO welterweight title eliminator. Stanionis is another undefeated prospect with a record of 16-0 (12 KOs). The winner of this fight will become the mandatory challenger for the WBO welterweight champion, who is currently Crawford.

Ortiz Jr. is confident that he can beat Stanionis and eventually become a world champion. He has said that he is ready to face anyone in the division and that he wants to prove himself as the best welterweight in the world.

Ortiz Jr. is not only a talented boxer but also a humble and respectful person outside the ring. He is a fan of video games, anime, and music. He plays guitar and piano and has composed some songs of his own. He is also involved in charity work, donating money and equipment to his former gym and local schools.

Ortiz Jr. is a boxer who has it all: power, speed, skill, heart, and charisma. He is a rising star who has already made a big impact in the sport and who has a bright future ahead of him.

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