Welterweight knockout sensation Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (17-0, 17 KOs) is set to defend his WBO International Welterweight Title against the fearless Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas (22-1-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round bout live at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas; streamed live on DAZN on Saturday, August 14. Today the fighters met for their first face-off in the Lone Star State at the final press conference. (photos by Stacey Snyder, Kevin Estrada)
Joining them, the co-main event fighters Roger “The Kid” Gutierrez (35-3-1, 20 KOs) will defend his WBA Super Featherweight World Championship against Rene “El Gemelo” Alvarado (32-9, 21 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round rematch. Their match has turned into a trilogy event and is the second opportunity Alvarado is seeking to recapture the world title for Nicaragua. Alvarado's twin brother, Felix “El Gemelo”Alvarado (36-2, 31 KOs) was also in attendance as he is set to fight Israel Vasquez (10-4-2, 7 KOs) in a 10-round flyweight event as the DAZN show opener.
Additional fighters in attendance included fighters featured on the undercard from Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch: Danielito “El Zorro” Zorrilla (15-0, 11 KOs), and Dallas natives Alex Rincon (8-0, 6KOs) and George Rincon (11-0, 7 KOs). Zorrilla is set to face Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (33-7-1, 23 KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight fight for the NABO title. George Rincon is set to fight Nikolai Buzolin (8-3-1, 4 KOs) in an 8-round super lightweight fight and Alex Rincon will face Sunny Duvesonne (11-2-2, 8 KOs) also in an 8-round super welterweight bout. The additional fight of the night includes a 10-round super lightweight bout between Alex Martin (16-3, 6 KOs) and Josec Ruiz (23-4-3, 16 KOs).