Portsmouth, Hampshire product Michael McKinson is an aspiring contender that is not well known by the betting public. All of that could change on Saturday night when he faces knockout machine Virgil Ortiz Jr at Dickies Arena in Forth Worth, Texas. Ortiz opened as an understandable favorite based on his merciless record of knockout wins. There is nothing like an undefeated boxer that knocked out every one of his previous opponents to get the betting public's attention.
Online boxing – Vergil Ortiz vs. Michael McKinson
Knockout sensation Vergil Ortiz Jr. (18-0, 18 KOs) will make his grand return to the ring on Saturday, August 6, taking on top 10 ranked, undefeated welterweight contender Michael “The Problem” McKinson (22-0, 2 KOs). The 12-round welterweight fight will take place at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, and will stream live worldwide, exclusively on DAZN.
Vergil Ortiz opened as a -1450 Fight bet chalk over Michael McKinson, who opened as a +800 dog.
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Highly Touted Matchup to Draw Significant Interest
“Vergil Ortiz, Jr. is the most exciting welterweight in the world,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO. “We are happy that he is back, healthy, and feels 100%. Fighting in his home state, I can’t think of a better way for him to make his comeback and put on another great performance for his fans. He is one step away from challenging any world champion, and he will prove it on August 6.”
“I am delighted that this fight has come back around for Mikey,” Eddie Hearn, McKinson's promoter, said. “Vergil is an exceptional fighter, one of the best rising stars in the sport, but we believe Mikey has the style to cause him a lot of problems, and this could be his break-out night.”
Vergil Ortiz Eager to Return to Boxing Betting Action
Vergil Ortiz Jr. boasts a perfect knockout undefeated record and is considered one of the most exciting fighters in the welterweight division.
Originally scheduled to return to the ring on March 19 in Los Angeles against Michael “The Problem” McKinson, Ortiz, Jr. suffered a medical emergency that forced him to pull out of that fight. Fortunately, the fighter is now 100% healthy to return and is looking to make an impressive comeback in front of his hometown when he faces McKinson at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX.
Ortiz, Jr. was last seen in the ring in a fantastic TKO victory against world title contender Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas in August 2021. In addition, he has faced and won against some of the toughest fighters in the division, knocking out contenders like Antonio “Relentless” Orozco, Brad “King” Solomon, and Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker.
“I am very happy to be stepping back into the ring again,” said Vergil Ortiz, Jr. “I’m ready to show the world once again why I’m ready for a world title.”
McKinson Brings Impressive Bet on fights Online Record
Ranked as one of the top 10 best welterweights in the world, Michael McKinson is an undefeated fighter ready to face any contender in the division.
Hailing from Portsmouth, Great Britain, the 27-year-old made his US debut on March 19, defeating Alex “Chi-Town Heat” Martin after a last-minute change due to the cancellation of Ortiz, Jr. vs. McKinson.
Now a notable name in the boxing scene, McKinson has enjoyed an accomplished career capturing titles including the WBC International Silver Welter Title and the WBO European and Global Welter titles. Now, the UK fighter will be looking to show that he has what it takes to defeat Ortiz, Jr. on his home turf and prove he belongs among the division’s elite.
“I’m getting what I deserve,” said Michael McKinson. “I was prepared to fight Ortiz, Jr. before; now, I have been given the opportunity again to prove I am the best in this division.”
Fight Betting - Ortiz vs. McKinson Free Pick
The Vergil Ortiz Jr. record of knockouts is not something to step into. Despite the Bet on fights price, he is the most realistic choice.
Ortiz vs. McKinson Best Bet: Virgil Ortiz Jr.
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