Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Michael McKinson: Preview, Odds and Predictions

Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Michael McKinson are set to clash in a welterweight fight this Saturday. Here, you will know the Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Michael McKinson Preview, Odds, and Predictions.

Organized by Golden Boy, the event will take place at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas at 9 pm ET. DAZN will broadcast the fight card worldwide live and exclusively.

Both the fighters are currently holding a record of being unbeaten. It makes the bout more anticipating as one will be able to keep the incredible record intact. The bout was supposed to take place in March this year but was postponed due to Ortiz’s bad health. McKinson fought Alex Martin as a replacement for his opponent and defeated him via unanimous decision. It made him a streak of 22 straight wins.

This time McKinson is going to face his original opponent. He said in a press release that he deserved this fight and he’s ready to prove himself the best. Meanwhile, Ortiz will make a comeback to the ring after a long hiatus after fighting rhabdomyolysis, a toxic and deadly disease. He last fought in August last year and beat Egidijus Kavaliauskas. He declared himself prepared for a world title shot now.

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Michael McKinson Weigh-In:

The weigh-in result was too close between the two. Vergil Ortiz Jr. weighed in at 146.6lbs on the scales, while Michael McKinson weighed in at 146.8lbs and won by a thin margin.

Fight Cards:

Prelims Card

  1. Rohan Polanco vs Dedrick Bell (8 rounds Super Lightweight Bout)
  2. Figo Ramirez Gonzalez vs Francisco Bonilla Zambrano (4 rounds Bantamweight Bout)
  3. Carlos Nava vs Rodolfo Hernandez Montoya (6 rounds Lightweight Bout)
  4. Alex Martin vs Henry Lundy (8 rounds Super Lightweight Bout)
  5. Floyd Schofield vs Rodrigo Guerrero (8 rounds Lightweight Bout)

Main Card

  1. Bektemir Melikuziev vs Sladan Janjanin (8 rounds Super Middleweight Bout)
  2. Maurice Hooker vs Blair Cobbs (10 rounds Welterweight Bout)
  3. Marlen Esparza vs Eva Guzman (10 rounds Flyweight Bout)
  4. Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Michael McKinson (10 rounds Welterweight Bout)

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Michael McKinson Odds:

  • Vergil Ortiz Jr:  -1000
  • Michael McKinson:  +650

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Michael McKinson Predictions (Main Cards):

Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Michael McKinson (Main Event)

Despite not being in action for a long year, Vergil Ortiz Jr is expected to come back strong and claim a world title. However, being recently recovered from the disease it’s not going to be easy either. He might find it difficult to settle himself in the ring initially. His opponent McKinson is crafty and skillful whatsoever. But eventually, he will rise and defeat to hold his undefeated streak record. So, Ortiz is predicted to win by stoppage in the seventh round.

Prediction: McKinson

Marlen Esparza vs Eva Guzman (Co-Main Event):

In the co-main event, World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight champion Marlen Esparza (12-1, 1KO) is predicted to defend her title against former champion Eva Guzmán (19-1, 11KOs). Both fighters are taking the fight enough seriously while Eva said she is ready to prove herself to be the most dangerous at 112 pounds. However, Esparza will give anything it takes to defend her title.

Prediction: Esparza 

Maurice Hooker vs Blair Cobbs

Both the players are eyeing a strong rebound as both were stopped in their last fights. Former world champion Maurice Hooker hasn’t appeared in the ring in the last 16 months. It may take some toll as Cobbs will try to take advantage of his inactivity early in the match. However, utilizing his better skills and size, it’s safe to predict that Hooker will celebrate his return with a victory.

Prediction: Hooker

Bektemir Melikuziev vs Sladan Janjanin

Uzbek professional boxer Bektemir Melikuziev is predicted to win against Sladan Janjanin in the only ‘8 rounds’ Super Middleweight Bout on the main card this Saturday.

Prediction: Melikuziev

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