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Photos: Vergil Ortiz, Antonio Orozco - Ready For Texas Battle

Rising knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs) will return to his hometown of Grand Prairie, Texas to face former world title challenger Antonio "Relentless" Orozco (28-1, 17 KOs) in a 10-round main event in the welterweight division. (photos by Stacy Verbeek, Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos).

The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.

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Since debuting as a professional in 2016, Ortiz Jr. has never heard the final bell of a fight, and it doesn't look like he'll be hearing it anytime soon. Ortiz Jr., who has his roots in Michoacan, Mexico, will return after a stunning third-round knockout victory against Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera in the co-main event of Canelo vs. Jacobs. Ortiz Jr. is excited to headline in his hometown for the very first time.

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Ortiz vs. Orozco is a 12-round fight for the WBA Gold Welterweight Title presented by Golden Boy. The event is sponsored by Tecate, "THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING," and Hennessy "Never Stop. Never Settle." The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas and will be streamed live on DAZN.

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Tickets for Ortiz vs. Orozco are on sale and are priced at $125, $75, $50, and $30, plus applicable taxes, fees, and service charges. Tickets can be purchased at goldenboytickets.com, AXS.com, by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), and at The Theatre at Grand Prairie Box Office (Monday -Saturday 11:00 am CT - 3:00 pm CT or 972-854-5076).

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by bigdunny1 on 08-10-2019

If Ortiz can knock out Orozco that's a huge statement

Comment by boxingitis on 08-10-2019

Errol Spence vs Ortiz. He will probably do better than Mikey Garcia. They are sparring partner so they should have an Idea if Vergil stance a chance at the top level.

Comment by Califire209 on 08-10-2019

Orozco has good head movement with good stamina. We'll see how Vergil compares to Jose Ramirez.

Comment by indelible on 08-09-2019

This article is contradicting. Is it a 12 or 10 rounder event?

Comment by Elotero on 08-09-2019

Orosco looking like a mini Al Roker. Bergil by KO

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