Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, United States
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Ortiz Jr vs Vargas?
Vergil Ortiz Jr beat Samuel Vargas by knockout in the 7th round on Friday 24th July 2020 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio.
The fight took place over 7 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Ortiz Jr vs Vargas stats
Vergil Ortiz Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Samuel Vargas made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ortiz Jr had a massive power advantage over Vargas, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Vargas' 45%.
Vergil Ortiz Jr was the younger man by 9 years, at 22 years old.
Ortiz Jr had a height advantage of 1 inch over Vargas. Despite this, Vargas had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Vergil Ortiz Jr & Samuel Vargas fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ortiz Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 23 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 6 year and 5 months later than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 217 less professional rounds, 45 to Vargas' 262.
Vergil Ortiz Jr went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBC and 2 by the WBO in the 147lb division.
Ortiz Jr vs Vargas form
Ortiz Jr remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Brad Solomon on 13th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Antonio Orozco on 10th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Verizon Theatre, Texas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Mauricio Herrera on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Jesus A Valdez on 26th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Toyota Center, Texas.
He had defeated Roberto Ortiz on 15th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Samuel Vargas had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Silverio Ortiz on 29th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Scotiabank Convention Centre, Ontario, Canada.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Luis Collazo on 17th March 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Amir Khan on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had drawn with Mauro Maximiliano Godoy on 2nd June 2018 by majority draw in their 10 round contest at Scotiabank Convention Centre, Ontario, Canada.
He had been beaten by Danny Garcia on 12th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Vergil Ortiz Jr had been fighting more than Samuel Vargas.
Going to this contest, Vergil Ortiz Jr had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 14 days ago, while Samuel Vargas' last outing had been 1 year, 6 months and 29 days ago.
Ortiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 1 month and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Ortiz Jr vs Vargas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:30 pm EST / 8:30 pm PST at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, United States, which was around 4:30 am BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Ortiz Jr vs Vargas?
Ortiz Jr vs Vargas was broadcast on DAZN in the US.