Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Welterweight
20-0-0
15-1-1

The tape

25
Age
29
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 1TKO 9TKO 8TKO 7KO 7
Form
KO 3UD 12UD 12UD 10TKO 4
20
Wins
15
20
By KO
8
100
KO%
53
0
Losses
1
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
1
2016
Debut
2017
70
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 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 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

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 knock out.

The stats suggest Ortiz Jr would have a massive power advantage over Kelly, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Kelly's 53%.

Vergil Ortiz Jr is the younger man by 4 years, at 25 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 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 8 months earlier than Kelly, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He has fought 44 less professional rounds, 70 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 Fredrick Lawson on 6th January 2024 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat Egidijus Kavaliauskas on 14th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at The Star, Frisco.

Before that, he had defeated Maurice Hooker on 20th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Dickies Arena, Texas.

He had won against Samuel Vargas on 24th July 2020 by knockout in the 7th round at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio.

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 16th December 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at Beacon of Light, Sunderland, United Kingdom.

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

Going into that contest, he had beat Troy Williamson on 2nd December 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 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle.

He had beat Peter Kramer on 17th June 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 6 months and 20 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 4 years and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 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.

What are the odds on Ortiz Jr vs Kelly?

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