Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson fight date, time, price, odds & location

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Following a delay in his progress, one of the fastest-rising stars in boxing is ready to head back into the ring. Vergil Ortiz Jr. will face off against Michael McKinson on August 6 inside the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. 

A Golden Gloves silver medalist in 2016, Ortiz made his pro debut that year. He beat Antonio Orozco in 2019 to become the WBA Gold welterweight champion. In 2021, Ortiz faced off against former champion Maurice Hooker. He beat him via TKO win win the WBO International welterweight title. His last fight was a TKO win against former welterweight title challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas in August.

All of Ortiz's wins have come via some form of knockout. 

McKinson made his pro debut in 2014. He won the WBO Global welterweight title in March 2021 against Chris Kongo. "The Problem" last fought in March, beating Alex Martin via unanimous decision.

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A fight between the two was originally scheduled for March 19 inside the Galen Center in Los Angeles. A few days before the fight, however, Ortiz was hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis is a breakdown of muscle tissue, resulting in the release of myoglobin into the blood. McKinson ended up facing Martin instead. 

Below is the full rundown of the schedule for Ortiz vs. McKinson, with details on the fight matchups, start times, odds, and more.

When is Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson?

  • Date: Saturday, August 6 
  • Start time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Main event: 11 p.m. ET (Approximately)

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson takes place on August 6. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET. The main event should begin around 11 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last. 

How to watch Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson 

  • TV channels/live stream: DAZN 

The prelims and the main card for Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson will be available through the DAZN app. 

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Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson price: How much does the card cost? 

  • DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99, $20 in Canada
  • DAZN annual subscription: $99.99, $150 in Canada

To watch Ortiz vs. McKinson, you can either pay for a DAZN monthly subscription ($19.99) or an annual subscription ($99.99). In Canada, a DAZN monthly subscription is $20, while an annual subscription is $150. 

Where is Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson?

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson will be taking place inside the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The arena can hold up to 14,000 people. 

How much do tickets for Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Michael McKinson cost?

Tickets for Ortiz vs. McKinson start at $55, per TicketSmarter.

Following that, tickets range from $60, $70, $80, $90, $100, $200, $300, $400, $500, and $600, with $786 being the highest cost for a ticket.

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson odds

According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, Ortiz is the -1450 favorite, while McKindon is the +800 underdog. 

In Canada, per Sports Interaction, Ortiz is the -1667 favorite. McKinson is the +700 underdog. 

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Vergil Ortiz Jr. record, bio 

  • Nationality: American
  • Born: March 25, 1998 
  • Height: 5-10
  • Reach: 72 inches
  • Total fights: 18
  • Record: 18-0 with 18 wins via knockout

Michael McKinson record, bio

  • Nationality: British
  • Born: April 17, 1994
  • Height: 5-9
  • Reach: N/A
  • Total fights: 22
  • Record: 22-0 with two wins via knockout

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson fight card

  • Vergil Ortiz Jr vs. Michael McKinson; Welterweights
  • Marlen Esparza (c) vs. Eva Guzman for the WBC, WBA, and The Ring flyweight titles. 
  • Maurice Hooker vs. Blair Cobbs; Welterweights
  • Bektemir Melikuziev vs. Sladan Janjanin; Super-Middleweights
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Daniel Yanofsky is a combat sports editor at The Sporting News.
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