After being hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis, Vergil Ortiz Jr. is back on the field. The 24-year-old eventually takes on Michael McKinnon on August 6. The fight will take place at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.
A 2016 Golden Gloves silver medalist, Ortiz made his pro debut that year. He beat Antonio Orozco in 2019 to become the WBA gold welterweight champion. In 2021, Ortiz faced off against former champion Maurice Hooker. He beat him via TKO to win the WBO International welterweight title. His last fight was a TKO win over former welterweight title challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas in August.
McKinson made his pro debut in 2014. He won the WBO welterweight title in March 2021 against Chris Kongo. The Problem last fought in March, beating Alex Martin by unanimous decision.
A fight between the two was originally scheduled for March 19 before Ortiz was hospitalized. McKinson instead faced Martin.
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When does the game between Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Michael McKinson start?
- Date: Saturday August 6th
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET
- Main event: 11 p.m. ET (approximately)
Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson takes place on August 6th. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET. The main event was scheduled to start around 11:00 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
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Here’s how to watch Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson
- TV station/live stream: DAZN
The preliminary rounds and main card for Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson will be available via the DAZN app.
Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson Price: How much is the card?
- DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99, $20 in Canada
- DAZN annual subscription: $99.99, $150 in Canada
To watch Ortiz vs. McKinson, you can either pay for a DAZN monthly subscription ($19.99) or an annual subscription ($99.99). In Canada, a monthly DAZN subscription costs $20, while an annual subscription costs $150.
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Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson fight card
- Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson; welterweights
- Marlen Esparza (c) vs. Eva Guzman for the WBC, WBA and The Ring flyweight titles.
- Maurice Hooker vs. Blair Cobbs; welterweights
- Bektemir Melikuziev vs. Sladan Janjanin; super middleweight