Vergil Ortiz Jr. stops Maurice Hooker in thrilling struggle


Ortiz wins by stoppage photograph Golden Boy

Youthful Vergil Ortiz Jr. wished to show he’s prepared for the massive boys within the welterweight division.

 

Former junior welterweight champion Maurice Hooker was decided to indicate he’s nonetheless certainly one of these boys.

 

Ultimately, in an action-packed struggle, Ortiz stopped Hooker in spherical seven to attain his 17th consecutive knockout victory at Dickies Area in Fort Value, TX.

 

The time was 36 seconds into the seventh stanza.

 

Ortiz (17-0, 17 KOs) stalked and appeared to rock within the opening stanza. Hooker, with an enormous benefit in attain – stabbed him with left jabs. Ortiz landed a tough proper that knocked Hooker again a step. Each fighters linked with hooks. Ortiz landed a straight proper. And seconds later, one other. He dug to the physique. Hooker fought again on the bell.

 

Hooker moved to his left and pumped his left in spherical two. A quantity landed. Ortiz fired again. Hooker was busier. Ortiz was bobbing and weaving – ready to blow up. Hooker stopped him with a mix. Ortiz compelled Hooker into the ropes and clipped the previous champ with a few exhausting hooks. Hooker began nicely in spherical three till a pointy left hook stopped him in his tracks. He fired again together with his personal left. Ortiz,22, confirmed he may jab. His was fairly highly effective, snapping Hooker’s head again. Hooker labored off his left and fired again.

 

A flurry slowed the aggressive Ortiz down for a number of seconds. A proper appeared to hassle Ortiz. Hooker slugged with the slugger in spherical 5. An enormous physique shot from Ortiz appeared to take the wind out of Hooker. He went to work, strafing Hooker with punches.

 

In spherical six, Hooker landed a mix. Ortiz saved working downstairs. Hooker was throwing extra, however the Ortiz photographs are heavier. An onslaught of punches crumbled Hooker in his nook. He beat the rely and went toe-to-toe with Ortiz till the bell rang.

 

Thirty seconds into spherical seven, Ortiz let fly with a proper that clipped Hooker. The 31-year-old turned away and took a knee. In apparent ache, he was counted out by referee Lawrence Cole.

 

“I felt like I did fairly good,” stated Ortiz. ”He was undoubtedly sturdy. He can take a punch. He was sensible. I knew what to do.”

 

Sure he did.

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