LOS ANGELES, CA (June 16, 2022): Knockout feeling and the pride of Grand Prairie, Texas, Vergil Ortiz Jr. (18-, 18 KOs), will make his grand return to the ring on Saturday, August 6, having on top 10 rated, undefeated welterweight contender Michael “The Problem” McKinson (22-, 2 KOs) of Portsmouth, Terrific Britain. The 12-spherical welterweight battle will get spot at Dickies Arena in Fort Value, Texas, and will stream live around the globe, exclusively on DAZN.
“I am incredibly happy to be stepping back into the ring yet again,” claimed Vergil Ortiz, Jr. “I’m prepared to exhibit the environment after all over again why I’m ready for a environment title.”
“I’m having what I have earned,” mentioned Michael McKinson. “I was ready to battle Ortiz, Jr. just before now, I have been specified the prospect yet again to establish I am the very best in this division.”
“Vergil Ortiz, Jr. is the most interesting welterweight in the world,” explained Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO. “We are delighted that he is back again, healthy, and feels 100%. Fighting in his residence condition, I simply cannot assume of a better way for him to make his comeback and place on a further excellent general performance for his fans. He is a single stage absent from difficult any globe winner and he will verify it on August 6.”
“I am delighted that this combat has arrive again all over for Mikey,” explained Eddie Hearn, Chairman of Matchroom Boxing. “He experienced disappointment in March when Vergil was forced out of the battle, but thanks to a lot of difficult get the job done all spherical, he was capable to struggle in LA and collected worthwhile knowledge by making his US debut and all that will come with it – so there will be no surprises for him in Fort Worth. Vergil is an excellent fighter, one of the ideal climbing stars in the sport, but we believe that Mikey has the fashion to induce him a large amount of complications, and this could be his split-out night time.”
“First of all we are just content that Virgil is match, healthful and completely ready to get back again in the ring,” claimed Ed Breeze, EVP Legal rights at DAZN. “Virgil is just one of the most fascinating fighters in boxing and in Mckinson he will be battling a severe contender in the division. Anticipate fireworks August 6th, live throughout the world on DAZN.”
“Dickies Arena is thrilled to host the 12-spherical welterweight struggle in what will be just one of the most fascinating and gripping fights among hometown sensation Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Excellent Britain’s undefeated Michael McKinson. Fort Well worth is in for an action-filled battle evening and Dickies Arena is all set,“ claimed Matt Homan, President and Standard Supervisor of Dickies Arena.
Vergil Ortiz Jr. features a best knockout undefeated file and is considered a single of the most remarkable fighters in the welterweight division. Initially scheduled to return to the ring on March 19 in Los Angeles against Michael “The Problem” McKinson, Ortiz, Jr. experienced a health care unexpected emergency that pressured him to pull out of that fight. The good news is, the fighter is now 100% healthier to return and is looking to make an remarkable comeback in entrance of his hometown when he faces McKinson at Dickies Arena in Fort Really worth, TX. Ortiz, Jr. was very last seen in the ring in a great TKO victory against entire world title contender Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas in August 2021. In addition, he has confronted and received versus some of the toughest fighters in the division, knocking out contenders like Antonio “Relentless” Orozco, Brad “King” Solomon, and Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker.
Rated as one of the leading 10 finest welterweights in the world, Michael McKinson is an undefeated fighter ready to facial area any contender in the division. Hailing from Portsmouth, Great Britain, the 27-yr-old created his US debut on March 19, defeating Alex “Chi-Town Heat” Martin right after a previous minute modify thanks to the cancellation of Ortiz, Jr. vs. McKinson. Now a notable title in the boxing scene, McKinson has enjoyed an attained occupation capturing titles like the WBC Intercontinental Silver Welter Title and the WBO European and World wide Welter titles. Now, the British isles fighter will be hunting to display that he has what it normally takes to defeat Ortiz, Jr. in his dwelling turf and verify he belongs among the division’s elite.
Tickets for Ortiz Jr. vs. McKinson go on sale Tuesday, June 21st at 8:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m CT / 11:00 a.m. ET and are priced at $275, $137.50, $82.50 and $44 not which includes relevant provider charges. Tickets will be offered for invest in online at Ticketmaster.com, DickiesArena.com and GoldenBoyPromotions.com.
Push release courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions.