Ortiz Jr. vs. Orozco results: Vergil Ortiz Jr. scores vicious knockout over Antonio Orozco to remain undefeated

first_imgOrtiz had the faster hands and landed the crisper shots, but Orozco had a couple of moments that gave the pro-Ortiz crowd something to worry about. In the second round, Orozco landed a flush left hook and then, in the third round with Ortiz on the ropes, Orozco landed a series of punches.The sixth round was uncharted territory for Ortiz as he’d never made it to that point of a fight. He made sure he didn’t see the seventh when 55 seconds into the round, Ortiz blasted Orozco with a left uppercut to send him to the canvas. Orozco got up and Ortiz came right at him and uncorked a barrage of punches to send Orozco to a knee. Knowing it was only a matter of time, Ortiz stayed patient until he saw an opening and unloaded a vicious left hook to cause the hometown fans into a frenzy and becoming the first fighter to finish Orozco (28-2, 17 KOs).Now with the fight in his backyard done and over with, it’s time for one of boxing’s top prospects to face a legitimate welterweight contender. Is he ready for prime time? There’s only one way to find out.Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Antonio Orozco undercard resultsAlex Rincon def. Joel Guevara by knockout at 0:58 of the second round; Jr. MiddleweightTravell Mazion def. Jeremy Ramos via unanimous decision (80-71, 78-73, 78-73); Jr. MiddleweightTristan Kalkreuth def. Kynndale Prather by knockout at 0:40 of the first round; Light HeavyweightMarcelino Lopez def. Daniel Echeverria by knockout at 4:59 of the fifth round; Jr. WelterweightHector Tanajara Jr def. Ezequiel Aviles by unanimous decision (100-90, 100-90, 100-90); Bantamweight Vergil Ortiz Jr. wanted to make his hometown fans proud as he took on Antonio Orozco in the main event.Ortiz (14-0, 14 KOs) did just that, scoring three knockdowns and finally putting Orozco out of his misery at the 2:16 mark of the sixth round at The Theater in Grand Prarie, TX, live on DAZN.  Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearAlthough he did what he was supposed to do by keeping his undefeated record and knockout streak intact, the 21-year-old wasn’t too pleased with his performance.“I don’t like the way I did in the fight,” Ortiz said. “First three or four rounds, I could have done better. I’ve definitely got a long way as a boxer to reach that world champion status.” “I’ve been getting all these knockouts,” Ortiz continued. “I’ve said they haven’t gotten into my head, but you can see in the first round, I got a little excited. I had to force myself to slow down. I’m just going to learn from this fight.”It appeared Ortiz would put Orozco away in the first minute of the fight by connecting on a right hand to the body that Orozco squatting to the point he nearly had his backside seated on the bottom rope, which would have been considered a knockdown. last_img

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