Mar 20 2021
Saturday

Dickies Arena, Texas, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Welterweight
16-0-0
TKO 7
TKO 7
27-1-3

The tape

23
Age
31
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

KOKOKOKOTKO
Form
TKOTKOUDTKOSD
16
Wins
27
16
By KO
18
100
KO%
67
0
Loses
1
0
Draws
3
2016
Debut
2011

Tape rankings @ Welterweight

-
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
6
WBC
13
2
WBO
8
-
IBF
15

Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Maurice Hooker report

Who won Ortiz Jr vs Hooker?

Vergil Ortiz Jr beat Maurice Hooker by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 20th March 2021 at Dickies Arena in Texas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).

The undercard featured the clash of Ortiz vs Estrada.

Ortiz Jr vs Hooker stats

Vergil Ortiz Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Maurice Hooker made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 3 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Ortiz Jr had a massive power advantage over Hooker, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Hooker's 67%.

Vergil Ortiz Jr was the younger man by 8 years, at 23 years old.

Hooker had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ortiz Jr. That also extended to a 10-inch reach advantage.

Both Vergil Ortiz Jr & Maurice Hooker fought out of an orthodox stance.

Ortiz Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 5 year and 3 months later than Hooker, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 96 less professional rounds, 52 to Hooker's 148.

Vergil Ortiz Jr went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBC and 2 by the WBO at welterweight.

Maurice Hooker was ranked number 13 by the WBC, 8 by the WBO and 15 by the IBF in the 147lb division.

Ortiz Jr vs Hooker form

Ortiz Jr remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Samuel Vargas on 24th July 2020 by knockout in the 7th round at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Brad Solomon on 13th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.

Going into that contest, he had won against Antonio Orozco on 10th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Verizon Theatre, Texas.

Before that, he had beat Mauricio Herrera on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Jesus A Valdez on 26th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Toyota Center, Texas.

Hooker had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Uriel Perez on 20th December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jose Carlos Ramirez on 27th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Super Lightweight and WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at College Park Center, Texas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Mikkel LesPierre on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.

Before that, he had defeated Alex Saucedo on 16th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma.

He had beat Terry Flanagan on 9th June 2018 by split decision in their WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Vergil Ortiz Jr had been fighting more than Maurice Hooker.

Going to this contest, Vergil Ortiz Jr had last fought 8 months and 27 days ago, while Maurice Hooker's last outing had been 1 year and 4 months ago.

Ortiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.

Hooker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.

What time did Ortiz Jr vs Hooker start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Dickies Arena, Texas, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Ortiz Jr vs Hooker?

The DAZN show is expected to begin at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST. The DAZN Global broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:00 AM (BTS).

What were the odds on Ortiz Jr vs Hooker?

Vergil Ortiz Jr was a 2/25 (-1249) favourite going into the contest, while Maurice Hooker made his way into the ring at 13/2 (+650) with oddsmakers.

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