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Robert Garcia Reveals The Speedy Plans Of Vergil Ortiz: “If All the things Goes Effectively In The Hooker combat, We Need Crawford Subsequent” | BoxingInsider.com


Posted on 03/04/2021

By: Hans Themistode

Legally, Vergil Ortiz is barely allowed to drink liquor. Nevertheless, that isn’t stopping his present coach in Robert Garcia from believing his man is able to face who many imagine is the most effective fighter on the earth.

“We’re going after Crawford,” mentioned Garcia throughout an interview with Little Large Boxing. “That’s the combat we’re going after proper now. I believe Vergil is prepared.”

Acquiring a combat with Crawford, the WBO 147 pound champion, could possibly be a lot simpler than many anticipate resulting from Ortiz (16-0, 16 KOs) rating quantity two within the sanctioning physique. However whereas a win over Crawford would stun the boxing world, the Dallas native has a significant roadblock standing in his approach within the type of one-time 140 champion Maurice Hooker.

The 2 are scheduled to fulfill in the primary occasion slot at Dickies Enviornment in Fort Value, Texas on March twentieth. Hooker, 31, is taken into account by far the hardest combat of Vergil’s profession. A win is much from assured, but when Vergil can pull it off, Garcia believes his welterweight contender could be in the most effective place potential to land a shot at Crawford.

“If every little thing goes properly within the Hooker combat, we would like Crawford subsequent. Vergil is already ranked within the high two within the rankings, one thing like that. Golden Boy and Prime Rank have been working collectively and doing championship fights collectively so I believe it’s the best combat to make.”

After spending years dealing with what many would take into account lower than stellar opposition, Crawford is now staring down the barrel of a protracted line of a number of high contenders. Exterior of a potential showdown with Ortiz, Crawford is rumored to be within the operating to face both eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao or former two-time 147-pound belt holder, Shawn Porter. The pound-for-pound star was final seen within the ring roughly 4 months in the past.

In an empty MGM Grand area in Las Vegas, Nevada, Crawford delivered a one-sided beating to former champion Kell Brook, dropping and later stopping the British native within the fourth spherical.