Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.

ortiz-salgado

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."

ortiz-salgado (1)

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.

ortiz-salgado (2)

ortiz-salgado (3)

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.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Arum: Spence Doesn't Want Crawford; We're Ready When He Is Canelo vs. Golovkin: CompuBox Stat Analysis of Both Fights Hearn: Povetkin Had Loads of PED Tests For Joshua Fight Darren Reay, Chad Ellis Added To Ritson-Pianeta Newcastle Card Photos: Matty Askin Putting in Work For Lawrence Okolie Clash Povetkin: Joshua is a Bigger Challenge Than 'Prime' Klitschko Petch CP Freshmart Looking to Improve to 48-0 on Friday Saunders: Canelo Win Was NO Robbery, Can't Really Cry Over It Leonard vs. Hearns, and 30 Years of Living The Dream Arum Shreds Canelo-GGG PPV: Time For HBO To Leave Boxing! Boxer Who Trained At Mayweather Gym Shot to Death Near Vegas Kovalev-Alvarez Rematch Could Head to Cowboys' Facility 2/2 De La Hoya Fires Back at Critics of Canelo's Win Over Golovkin Lara Ready To Go To 160: I Want Golovkin or Canelo Next! Photos: Miguel Berchelt, Miguel Roman - Go Face To Face Teofimo Lopez is Cleared for December 8th Return Mikey Garcia vs. Richard Commey Purse Bid on September 25 News: Mario Hernandez, Brandon Robinson, Danny Gonzalez Romero Duno Hopes To Secure Ryan Garcia or Jorge Linares David Lemieux 'Extremely Interested' In Fighting Canelo Next Andre Ward: Canelo Won Clearly, He Broke Golovkin Anthony Joshua: It's A Lot Of Pressure; I Can't Afford to Lose Skeete Vacates British Title, Corcoran and Garton To Contest Eddie Hearn Talks Mayweather-Pacquiao, Khan, Whyte, More Anthony Crolla vs. Daud Yordan Likely For Bellew-Usyk James DeGale To Return on Ortiz vs. Molina Card Ryota Murata vs. Rob Brant - Ticket Information Matty Askin Vows That Lawrence Okolie is Getting Knocked Out Sanchez: I Knew Canelo Would Fight That Way; Was Goaded Into It Chris Eubank Jr. vs. JJ McDonagh on Groves-Smith Card Carl Frampton: Josh Warrington Will Come To Have A Scrap DAZN Broadcast Team is Revealed: Ray Leonard, Kenny, More Golovkin: Canelo Didn't Do Anything Special; We Controlled Fight Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin II: Afterthoughts Kautondokwa's Promoter Aims To Secure WBO Mandatory Fight Jack Catterall: Everyone Wants Me To Beat Ohara Davies Up! Hearn: If Team Wilder Want Joshua - Why Won't They Reply? Callum Beardow Inks Managerial Pact With Dave Coldwell Pacquiao: Big Possibility That Mayweather Rematch Will Happen Video: Regis Prograis Talks WBSS, Ramirez-Orozco, Flanagan
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement