Vergil Ortiz jr has been named by some the top prospect in boxing. To be sure, he is a very talented fighter and at the young age of 21 he has already compiled a record of 14-0 with all 14 wins coming by knockout. He seems to have extraordinary power and the way that he took out Mauricio Herrera was very impressive. Nobody had been able to stop Herrera before although he had 8 losses and Herrera had been in with big punchers before. He is now facing another step-up in Brad Solomon (28-9) who is a good boxer and big for the weight. The problem for Solomon is that he has been inactive since april 2018 so that is more than a year and a half out of the ring.
Vergil Ortiz seems destined for big things in his career and he has all the momentum going in to this fight. His confidence is sky high and we dont see an inactive Brad Solomon being able to handle what will come his way on fight night. Vergil Ortiz is auditioning for the big time. Ortiz will grind him out and get the stoppage win.
The Pick: Vergil Ortiz by ko/tko
Odds: -200 (1.50 decimal odds)
Start time: 9pm ET / 6pm PT