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Photos: Vergil Ortiz Hits Texas To Announce Orozco DAZN Fight

Rising knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs) hosted a press conference at The Epic Theater of The Epic Recreation Center in his hometown of Grand Prairie, Texas to speak about his upcoming 10-round welterweight fight against former world title challenger Antonio "Relentless" Orozco (28-1, 17 KOs).

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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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Below is what today's participants had to say at the press conference:

VERGIL ORTIZ JR., Welterweight Contender:

"I want to acknowledge a great police officer who passed away in earlier in this month. I want to send my condolences to his family. I want to thank Golden Boy. I want to thank all of my friends for agreeing to be on this card. I want to thank my dad and Robert Garcia for training me hard. I want to thank Hector Beltran as well. I want to thank Hector as well for carrying me on Fortnite. This fight is going to be explosive. I can't express the magnitude of this event and how awesome it is. It's going to be great fight. I'm proud and excited to be fighting in Grand Prairie."

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ROBERT GARCIA, Trainer of Vergil Ortiz Jr.:

"Texas is like home to us. We always get nothing but support from all of you guys. I'm very excited to be back with your local hero and future star. He is great kid inside and outside out of the ring. When it comes to boxing in the ring, this kid is something special. He'll be someone this city will be proud of for many years to come. The future for this kid is unbelievable, and this is the start of it. I'm sure one day he'll be fighting in the big stadiums in the Dallas area."

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by bigdunny1 on 06-28-2019

Wow this is a HUGE step up for Vergil. He looks the goods but damn he's on the fast track. Only 13 pro fights and just turned 21 two months ago. Orozco is not old or washed up he is…

Comment by Oldskoolg on 06-27-2019

Dazn should fire Eddie Hearn and just go with golden boy

Comment by lightsout213 on 06-27-2019

wonder how many rounds orozco can give him

Comment by Boxing Hero on 06-27-2019

I'm ready for this one!

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 06-27-2019

Ortiz will be the chosen one at 147 or 154! So smart in the ring and has great timing and technique with his punches! Would love to see him and Ugas mix it up eventually

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