Current rankings @ Welterweight
Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Josh Kelly preview
When is Ortiz Jr vs Kelly?
Vergil Ortiz Jr could fight Josh Kelly in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Ortiz Jr vs Kelly stats
Vergil Ortiz Jr would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Josh Kelly would make his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Ortiz Jr would have a massive power advantage over Kelly, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Kelly's 54%.
Vergil Ortiz Jr is the younger man by 5 years, at 24 years old.
Kelly has 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Vergil Ortiz Jr & Josh Kelly fight out of an orthodox stance.
Ortiz Jr's experience as a professional fighter is currently relatively equal to Kelly's, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 8 months earlier than Kelly, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 30 less professional rounds, 69 to Kelly's 99.
Vergil Ortiz Jr goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 3 by the IBF and 5 by the RING at welterweight.
Ortiz Jr vs Kelly form
Ortiz Jr remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Michael McKinson on 6th August 2022 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Welterweight eliminator fight at Dickies Arena, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Egidijus Kavaliauskas on 14th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at The Star, Frisco.
Going into that contest, he had beat Maurice Hooker on 20th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Dickies Arena, Texas.
Before that, he had defeated Samuel Vargas on 24th July 2020 by knockout in the 7th round at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio.
He had won against Brad Solomon on 13th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Kelly has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he defeated Troy Williamson on 2nd December 2022 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Welterweight championship fight at Utilita Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Lucas Brian Ariel Bastida on 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle.
Going into that contest, he had beat Peter Kramer on 17th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside.
Before that, he had been beaten by David Avanesyan on 20th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
He had won against Winston Campos on 20th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Josh Kelly has been fighting more than Vergil Ortiz Jr.
Vergil Ortiz Jr last fought 7 months and 16 days ago, while Josh Kelly's last outing was 3 months and 20 days ago.
Ortiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Kelly's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
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