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Vergil Ortiz vs. Antonio Orozco in Play For 8/10 in Texas on DAZN

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com has been advised that a fight between fast rising prospect Vergil Ortiz (13-0 13 KOs) and once-beaten contender Antonio Orozco (28-1 17 KOs) is being negotiated for August 10th in Grand Prairie, Texas. 

The fight would headline a Golden Boy Promotions' card that would be streamed by DAZN.

The 21-year-old Ortiz is being moved very fast and would be taking a step up in class for the second fight in a row.  On the Canelo Alvarez-Danny Jacobs undercard in May he stopped former interim champion Mauricio Herrera in 3 rounds. This would be his 3rd fight of the year.

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Orozco suffered the only loss of his career last September when he lost to WBC super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez in an exciting fight in the champion's hometown.  He bounced back from that fight in March with a unanimous decision victory over Jose Luis Rodriguez.

Ortiz has fought at super lightweight for most of his career but our sources say that if an agreement is reached the fight will be at the welterweight weight limit.  Ortiz's fight against Herrera was at the welterweight limit and Orozco has previously missed making the super lightweight so fighting at 147 pounds should benefit both fighters.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by pillowfists98 on 06-26-2019

Vergil Ortiz will be on every P4P list in a few years.

Comment by Boxing Hero on 06-26-2019

This is a really good fight! I can't wait for this one!

Comment by Boxing Hero on 06-26-2019

[QUOTE=johnnycontrolet;19859183]Honestly who cares? Except Canelo fights Dazn isn‘t worth a monthly boxing subscription.[/QUOTE] One PPV fight price gets you DAZN for free for the whole year! Instead of buying one PPV fight subscribe to DAZN one time payment of a…

Comment by BaDaBingVIP2 on 06-26-2019

ortiz taking the fernando vargas trajectory. this kid can crack. in the next year he will be a champ, but the 140 and 147 divisions are pretty stacked, anxious to see this kid blossom.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 06-26-2019

Good fight.

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