Who is Vergil Ortiz Junior?

Vergil Ortiz Junior is an American professional boxer who is popular for winning all sixteen of his professional matches as a professional boxer, all via knockout. He likes to fight with the orthodox stance and likes to throw his dominant right hand while showing his weaker left side.

He debuted on 30 July 2010 when he fought against Julio Rodas in the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, United States, and knocked him out in 1 minute and 37 seconds of the very first round. Since then, his knockout streak began and has continued for a span of ten years. He is currently associated with Meridian, the manager and promotional and management giant, for five years. He trains under the popular trainer Robert Garcia, who has had a history of training fighters like Canelo Alvarez and Marcos Maidana.

Quick Info 
Full NameVergil Ortiz Jr.
Date Of BirthMarch 25, 1998
Birth PlaceDallas, Texas, U.S.
Parent(s)Vergil Ortiz Sr. and Mela Reveles.
Professionprofessional boxer
Salary$100,000
SpouseSingle
Age22 years
Height5 ft 10 in
Net Worth$1 million
Boxing recordTotal fights 16
Wins 16
Wins by KO 16
Losses 0

Bio

Vergil Ortiz Junior was born on 25 March 1998 in Dallas, Texas, the United States, to a mother whose name is Mela Reveles and her father, Vergil Ortiz Senior. He was born and raised alongside two brothers and three sisters by his parents. Besides this, he is currently 22 years old with the zodiac sign of Aries.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Vergil Ortiz Junior holds an American nationality and belongs to the Hispanic ethnicity. Unfortunately, information regarding his religious views and ideology is not available online. Besides this, he stands at the height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.78m/178cms) tall and weighs around 65kgs (143lbs). He is a welterweight who fights in the welterweight division. In addition to this, he has an athletic body figure with a pair of black colored eyes and black colored hair. Moreover, he has a reach of 70 inches (178cms).

Education

Unfortunately, information regarding Vergil Ortiz Junior’s educational qualifications and educational background is not available online.

 

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Career

Virgil Ortiz Junior gave his debut performance as a professional boxer in the year 2016 when he fought and won against Julio Rodas via Knock Out in the very first minute of the very first round. The fight was held in Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Following this victory, he grabbed a 40 second Knock Out victory over Ernesto Hernandez in the very first round of the fight in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Likewise, he grabbed his third and fourth Knock Out victory over Nestor Garcia and Israel Villela in 2016 and 2017, respectively, in Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.

His fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth victory all came via Technical Knock Outs against opponents like Angel Sarinana on 5 May 2017, Ricardo Alan Fernandez on 17 June 2017, Cesar Valenzuela on 16 September 2017, Evandro Cavalheiro on 16 November 2017, and Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez on 22 February 2018. After defeating Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez, he was given the title of the vacant WBC-NABF Junior Super Lightweight.

Similarly, he dominated and won against Juan Carlos Salgado in the third round of the 10-round bout on 23 June 2018 via Knock Out and against Roberto Ortiz on 15 September 2018 via Technical Knock Out. Moreover, he has also been victorious over opponents like Mauricio Herrera, Antonio Orozco, and Brad Solomon, all via Knock Outs and Technical Knock-Outs.

After defeating Antonio Orozco, he won the vacant WBA Gold Welterweight title to his name, and after his victory over Brad Solomon, he retained his WBA Gold Welterweight title. His most recent victory came on 24 July 2020 in a fight in Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, against the Colombian Samuel Andres Vargas Ariza. The fight was scheduled for 12 rounds, but Vergil Ortiz Junior ended the match in 2 minutes and 58 seconds of round number 7 via Technical Knock Out and retained the WBA Gold Welterweight title to his name.

Furthermore, he is set to fight Maurice Hooker on 20 March 2021, in Dickies Area, Fort Worth in Texas, United States, for the WBO Intercontinental Welterweight title. The match is scheduled for twelve rounds, and Vergil Ortiz Junior is undergoing intense training for the upcoming fight.

Achievements

Vergil Ortiz Junior was awarded seven national championships during his amateur boxing career. Moreover, he has also won the 2013 Junior Olympics. As a professional, Vergil Ortiz Junior has been named ‘The Ring Magazine Prospect of the Year’ in 2019. It is an award given to a boxer who is expected to become a future star in the world of boxing.

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Personal Life

Vergil Ortiz Junior has not been involved in a romantic relationship with anyone. He has stated in an interview that he is focused on being the best welterweight in the world and is currently not interested in relationships. This has also provided solid evidence that the boxer has not been married yet, nor does he father any children.

Net Worth

Virgil Ortiz Junior earns primarily from his boxing career and maybe also from brand endorsements. He also owns the intimidating Ford Mustang that he loves to drive around. As of the year 2020, he has an approximate net worth of $1 million.

Social Media

Vergil Ortiz Junior is active on social media platforms. His official Instagram account (@vergilortiz) has over 113 thousand followers, and his supposed Twitter account (@VergilOrtiz) has over 22 thousand followers, but the account has not been verified yet.

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