VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Welterweight
21-0-0
32-1-0

The tape

26
Age
32
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
68.5" / 174 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Full record

KO 1TKO 1TKO 9TKO 8TKO 7
Form
KO 10KO 6UD 10UD 10KO 7
21
Wins
32
21
By KO
17
100
KO%
53
0
Losses
1
0
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2016
Debut
2012
71
Pro rounds
176

Current rankings @ Welterweight

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The Ring
8
-
WBA
15
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WBC
5
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WBO
1
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IBF
4

Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Giovani Santillan preview


When is Ortiz Jr vs Santillan?

Vergil Ortiz Jr could take on Giovani Santillan in late 2024 the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 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 Santillan 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.

Giovani Santillan would make his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knockout.

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

Vergil Ortiz Jr is the younger man by 6 years, at 26 years old.

Ortiz Jr has a height advantage of 2 inches over Santillan. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Vergil Ortiz Jr fights out of the orthodox stance, while Giovani Santillan is a southpaw.

Ortiz Jr is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2016, 4 years and 2 months later than Santillan, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 105 fewer professional rounds, totaling 71 compared to Santillan's 176.

Giovani Santillan is currently ranked number 15 by the WBA, 5 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, 4 by the IBF, and 8 by The Ring in the 147lb division.

Ortiz Jr vs Santillan form

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

In his last fight, he defeated Thomas Dulorme on April 27, 2024, by knockout in the 1st round at Save Mart Arena, Fresno, United States.

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

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

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

In his last fight, he lost to Brian Norman Jr on May 18, 2024, by knockout in the 10th round in their WBO Interim World Welterweight championship fight at Pechanga Arena, San Diego, United States.

Prior to that, he had defeated Alexis Rocha on October 21, 2023, by knockout in the 6th round at Kia Forum, Inglewood.

Going into that contest, he had won against Erick Bone on July 22, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Firelake Arena, Shawnee.

Before that, he had defeated Julio Luna Avila on August 20, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Pechanga Arena, San Diego.

He had beaten Jeovanis Barraza on April 9, 2022, by knockout in the 7th round at The Hangar, California.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Giovani Santillan has been fighting more than Vergil Ortiz Jr.

Vergil Ortiz Jr last fought 6 months and 11 days ago, while Giovani Santillan's last outing was 5 months and 20 days ago.

Ortiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 18 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.2 rounds on average.

Santillan's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.6 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Ortiz Jr vs Santillan?

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