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Who won Ortiz Jr vs McKinson?
Vergil Ortiz Jr beat Michael McKinson by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 6th August 2022 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).
This contest was an eliminator for the WBA welterweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Maurice Hooker was defeated by Blair Cobbs, Marlen Esparza beat Eva Guzman and Bektemir Melikuziev defeated Sladan Janjanin.
Ortiz Jr vs McKinson stats
Vergil Ortiz Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Michael McKinson made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 22 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Ortiz Jr and McKinson have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Vergil Ortiz Jr was the younger man by 4 years, at 24 years old.
Ortiz Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over McKinson. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Vergil Ortiz Jr fought out of the orthodox stance, while Michael McKinson was a southpaw.
Ortiz Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year and 9 months later than McKinson, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 89 less professional rounds, 69 to McKinson's 158.
Vergil Ortiz Jr went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at welterweight.
Michael McKinson was ranked number 10 by the WBA and 5 by the WBO in the 147lb division.
Ortiz Jr vs McKinson 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 won against Egidijus Kavaliauskas on 14th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at The Star, Frisco, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Maurice Hooker on 20th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Dickies Arena, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Samuel Vargas on 24th July 2020 by knockout in the 7th round at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio.
Before that, he had defeated Brad Solomon on 13th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
He had won against Antonio Orozco on 10th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Verizon Theatre, Texas.
Michael McKinson had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Alex Martin on 19th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at USC Galen Center, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Przemyslaw Runowski on 14th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Chris Kongo on 27th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Europa Point Sports Complex, Gibraltar, Gibraltar.
Before that, he had won against Martin Harkin on 18th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Production Park Studios, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
He had beat Luis Alberto Veron on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at York Hall, London.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Michael McKinson had been fighting more than Vergil Ortiz Jr.
Going to this contest, Vergil Ortiz Jr had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 22 days ago, while Michael McKinson's last outing had been 6 months and 17 days ago.
Ortiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
McKinson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Ortiz Jr vs McKinson 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 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Vergil Ortiz Jr - KO||91.67%|
|Michael McKinson - Decision||8.33%|
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