VS
Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Welterweight
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15-1-1

The tape

26
Age
30
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

KO 1TKO 1TKO 9TKO 8TKO 7
Form
KO 3UD 12UD 12UD 10TKO 4
21
Wins
15
21
By KO
8
100
KO%
53
0
Losses
1
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
1
2016
Debut
2017
71
Pro rounds
114

Current rankings @ Welterweight

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Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Josh Kelly preview


When is Ortiz Jr vs Kelly?

Vergil Ortiz Jr could fight Josh Kelly in Summer 2024 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 21 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Josh Kelly would make his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Ortiz Jr would have a massive power advantage over Kelly, boasting a 100% knockout percentage compared to Kelly's 53%.

Vergil Ortiz Jr is the younger man by 4 years, at 26 years old.

Kelly has a 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Vergil Ortiz Jr and 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 43 fewer professional rounds, totaling 71 compared to Kelly's 114.

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 Thomas Dulorme on April 27, 2024, by knockout in the 1st round at Save Mart Arena, Fresno, United States.

Prior to that, he had won against Fredrick Lawson on January 6, 2024, by technical knockout in the 1st round at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Michael McKinson on August 6, 2022, by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Welterweight eliminator fight at Dickies Arena, Texas.

Before that, he had defeated Egidijus Kavaliauskas on August 14, 2021, by technical knockout in the 8th round at The Star, Frisco.

He had won against Maurice Hooker on March 20, 2021, by technical knockout in the 7th round at Dickies Arena, Texas.

Kelly has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Placido Ramirez on December 16, 2023, by knockout in the 3rd round at Beacon of Light, Sunderland, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had defeated Gabriel Alberto Corzo on July 15, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Troy Williamson on December 2, 2022, by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Welterweight championship fight at Utilita Arena, Newcastle.

Before that, he had won against Lucas Brian Ariel Bastida on July 30, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle.

He had beaten Peter Kramer on June 17, 2022, by technical knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Josh Kelly has been fighting more than Vergil Ortiz Jr.

Vergil Ortiz Jr last fought 2 months and 29 days ago, while Josh Kelly's last outing was 7 months and 10 days ago.

Ortiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 6 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.2 rounds on average.

Kelly's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.

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