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Vergil Ortiz Jr. y Michael McKinson

After overcoming a rare illness, Vergil Ortiz is ready to get back in the ring.

Someone’s “0” will disappear on Saturday when Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Michael McKinson square off at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

The fight will be broadcast live and exclusively worldwide on DAZN.

Ortiz and McKinson were scheduled to meet in March. But during fight week, Ortiz had to withdraw after being diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, a disease that causes the breakdown of damaged muscles and releases the contents of muscle cells into the blood.

McKinson (22-0, 2 KOs) remained on the show and defeated Alex Martin via unanimous decision. And now five months later The Briton is excited to get the opportunity that seemed to slip out of his hands.

“I am getting what I deserve,” McKinson said in a news release. “I was prepared to fight Ortiz, Jr. before; now, I have been given the chance again to prove that I am the best in this division.”

Ortiz was last seen in the ring in an eighth-round TKO victory against former welterweight title challenger Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas in August 2021, in a matchup that tested the youngster’s will. 24 years. However, he is healthy and ready to show the boxing world that he is ready to compete for his first world title.

“I’m very happy to get back in the ring,” Ortiz said. “I am ready to show the world once again why I am ready for a world title.”

A win will put the winner in a good position to become a world title contender for their next fight.



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