VERGIL ORTIZ, JR. VS. MICHAEL MCKINSON
FIGHTER WORKOUT QUOTES & PHOTOS
Mandatory Photo Credit: Golden Boy
IRVING, TX (August 3, 2022): The pride of Grand Prairie, Texas, Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (18-0, 18 KOs), and top 10 ranked, undefeated welterweight contender Michael “The Problem” McKinson (22-0, 2 KOs) of Portsmouth, Great Britain hosted a media workout to promote their upcoming fight on Saturday, August 6 at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas that will stream live worldwide, exclusively on DAZN. Their 12-round fight will be for Ortiz’s WBO International Welterweight Title.
In addition to the main event fighters, combatants from the stacked card also participated in the workout including newly crowned WBC, WBA, and Ring Magazine Flyweight World Champion Marlen Esparza (12-1, 1 KOs), Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (27-2-3, 18 KOs), and Blair “The Flair” Cobbs (15-1-1, 10 KOs).
VERGIL ORTIZ, JR., WBO INTERNATIONAL WELTERWEIGHT TITLE HOLDER:
“I feel very good. I am excited to get back into the ring. It’s been a year – a really long layoff. I wish we could have been a little bit more active, but we’re here now and ready to make the most out of it.”
“I’m expecting a very tactical fight – almost like a chess match in there. I think fans will get to see how smart I am in the ring.”
“It’s exciting and motivating to be on the threshold to bigger opportunities. It makes me want to work harder.”
“It’s a hometown crowd and I hope we get to pack the house.”