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De La Hoya Steps Up Vergil Ortiz, Predicts a Very Bright Future

By Steve Kim (photos by Tom Hogan/Hogaphotos)

The latest edition of 'Golden Boy on ESPN' takes place on Saturday night on ESPN2 (8 pm, ET) from the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.

The main event features highly regarded junior welterweight prospect, Vergil Ortiz, who faces former two-time world champion, Juan Carlos Salgado.

"It's obviously a step-up fight, we have a young kid who is on the verge of becoming special," said the founder of Golden Boy Promotions, Oscar De La Hoya, of the 20-year old from Dallas, Texas.

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Ortiz is undefeated, with no opponent reaching distance - and a record tally of 9-0 (9 KO's).

"We strongly believe Vergil Ortiz can be one of those fighters that we can move fast and get him to a world title in a couple of years and we believe that Vergil can be a force at 140 and 147 pounds. We're excited about this Saturday."

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Ortiz, who began his career in 2016 under the guidance of Joel Diaz, is now working with Robert Garcia.

Also on this broadcast is another Texan, lightweight Hector Tanajara, who faces Roger Gutierrez.

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Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Robi13 on 06-22-2018

Ortiz high af

Comment by Boxinghero1 on 06-22-2018

Great! I am a huge fan of Ortiz and I think Golden Boy are doing great things for this kid and Ryan Garcia!

Comment by Eastlos on 06-22-2018

Ortiz power is legit, is a known fact that he dropped Matthysse during sparing. Now that Ortiz is with Garcia having champs like Mikey, Ramirez, Mares around will elevate his game to the next level.

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