One of the fastest-rising stars in boxing will look to continue his momentum against a step up in competition. Vergil Ortiz Jr. will face off against Michael McKinson on March 19 inside the Galen Center in Los Angeles. On the line will be the WBO Global and WBO International welterweight titles.
A Golden Gloves silver medalist in 2016, Ortiz made his pro debut that year. He beat Antonio Orozco in 2019 to become the WBA Gold welterweight champion. In 2021, Ortiz faced off against former champion Maurice Hooker. He beat him via TKO win win the WBO International welterweight title. His last fight was a TKO win against former welterweight title challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas in August.
All of Ortiz’s wins have come via some form of knockout. Will that continue against McKinson?
McKinson made his pro debut in 2014. He won the WBO Global welterweight title in March 2021 against Chris Kongo. “The Problem” last fought in August, beating Przemyslaw Runowski via unanimous decision.
Below is the full rundown of the schedule for Ortiz vs. McKinson, with details on the fight matchups, start times, odds, and more.
When is Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson
- Date: Saturday, March 19
- Start time: 9 p.m. ET
- Main event: 11:15 p.m. ET (Approximately)
Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson takes place on March 19. The main event should begin around 11:15 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights go.
How to watch Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson
- TV channels/live stream: DAZN
The prelims and the main card for Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson will be available through the DAZN app.
Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson price: How much does Ortiz Jr. vs. McKinson cost?
- $19.99 per month, $20 per month in Canada
- $99.99 annual pass, $150 annual pass in Canada
Fans without the DAZN app can be a part of the action for $19.99 per month or get an annual pass for $99.99. In Canada, a DAZN monthly subscription is $20, while an annual subscription is $150.
Where is Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson?
Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson will be taking place inside the Galen Center in Los Angeles. The Galen Center can hold just over 10,000 people.
Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson odds
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook (via OddsChecker), Ortiz is the -850 favorite compared to McKinson at +650.
Vergil Ortiz Jr. record, bio
- Nationality: American
- Born: March 25, 1998
- Height: 5-10
- Reach: 72 inches
- Total fights: 18
- Record: 18-0 with 18 wins via knockout
Michael McKinson record, bio
- Nationality: British
- Born: April 17, 1994
- Height: 5-9
- Reach: N/A
- Total fights: 21
- Record: 21-0 with two wins via knockout
Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson fight card
- Vergil Ortiz Jr vs. Michael McKinson for the WBO International and Global welterweight titles
- Alexis Rocha vs. Blair Cobbs; Welterweights
- Bektemir Melikuziev vs. David Zegarra; Light heavyweights
- Evan Sanchez vs. Alejandro Munera; Welterweights