2020 Jul 24

Vergil Ortiz jr vs. Samuel Vargas

12 rounds, welterweights

Vergil Ortiz (15-0) has been a wrecking train since turning professional and he is on the verge of getting a title shot very soon. He will headline the first goldenboy promotions card aired on DAZN after the long break from boxing. He will face experienced veteran Samuel Vargas (31-5-2) in a scheduled 12 round fight. Ortiz really has serious power in his hands and he has been able to stop several guys that previously were never stopped. One of those guys was Mauricio Herrera who has faced a lot top guys in his career and he was competitive with many of them and with those that he clearly lost, he was still able to go the distance. With Vergil Ortiz he was just taken apart very viciously in 3 rounds. That speaks much of Ortiz and the level he already seems to be at. Vargas is a tough hard worker who gives his all in every fight and usually gives the fans good fights for their money. He has losses but has only been stopped two times, both against high caliber fighters with a lot of power in Danny Garcia and Errol Spence. He managed to go the distance with Amir Khan although he was down a couple of times. (sign in to view our prediction & pick)

Vergil Ortiz will produce another spectacular performance and there is no doubt that he takes out Samuel Vargas. The Pick is Vergil Ortiz to win this fight by ko/tko for the price of -1000 (1.10 decimal odds).

The Pick: Vergil Ortiz by ko/tko
Odds: -1000 (1.10 decimal odds)
Units: 10
Start time: 8pm ET / 5pm PT