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Video: Robert Garcia Reacts To Canelo Being Franchise Champ

Video by Ryan Burton

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).

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

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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