Vergil Ortiz Jr. makes weight on second try for Maurice Hooker combat – The Ring


Vergil Ortiz Jr., one among boxing’s rising stars, is formally set to kick off his 2021 marketing campaign, however first needed to lose some weight on the scale.

A hometown battle between two Dallas, Texas natives will go down on Saturday as Ortiz Jr. (16-0, 16 KOs) and former junior welterweight titlist Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-1-3, 19 KOs) conflict in a 12-round, DAZN-streamed battle at Dickies Enviornment in Fort Value.

Ortiz (16-0, 16 KOs), a 22-year-old knockout artist from Grand Prairie, Texas, checked in at 147.6 kilos and was given one hour to shed 0.6 kilos with the intention to problem Hooker for a secondary belt. In his most up-to-date bout, he dominated Samuel Vargas en path to a seventh-round stoppage in California.

At roughly 1:18 p.m., Golden Boy personnel knowledgeable The Ring that Ortiz made weight on his second try, coming in at 147 on the dot.

The 31-year-old Hooker (27-1-3, 18 KOs), who’s making his debut as a full-fledged welterweight, tipped the scales proper on the dot at 147 kilos. He’s coming off a first-round knockout of Uriel Perez in December 2019 on the undercard of the tremendous middleweight affair between Daniel Jacobs and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Arizona.

Within the chief assist bout, Anabel Ortiz (31-3, 4 KOs), 105.2 kilos, will defend her WBA strawweight title for the thirteenth time in her U.S. debut towards Seniesa Estrada (19-0, 8 KOs), 104.4 kilos, in a 10-round contest.

Ortiz was additionally allotted an hour to lose 0.2 kilos to keep away from being stripped.

Different weights:

Marcelino Lopez (36-2-1, 21 KOs), 140.8 kilos, faces Jairo Lopez (27-11, 18 KOs), 139.2 kilos, in a 10-round junior welterweight affair.

Tristan Kalkreuth (7-0, 5 KOs), 198 kilos, takes on Dustin Lengthy (4-1-2, 4 KOs) 201.2 kilos, in a six-round cruiserweight combat.



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