Thurman vs Ortiz Jr Info
Keith Thurman could fight Vergil Ortiz Jr in Spring 2020 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).
Thurman vs Ortiz Jr stats
Keith Thurman would step into the ring with a record of 29 wins and 1 loss, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Vergil Ortiz Jr would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins, with 16 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Ortiz Jr would have a large advantage in power over Thurman, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Thurman's 76%.
Keith Thurman is the older man by 9 years, at 31 years old.
Ortiz Jr has a height advantage of 3 inches over Thurman. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Keith Thurman & Vergil Ortiz Jr fight out of an orthodox stance.
Thurman is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 8 years and 8 months earlier than Ortiz Jr, who’s first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 115 more professional rounds, 160 to Ortiz Jr's 45.
Keith Thurman goes into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC, 10 by the WBO and 4 by the RING in the 147lb division.
Vergil Ortiz Jr is currently ranked number 5 by the WBC and 2 by the WBO in the 147lb division.
Thurman vs Ortiz Jr form
Thurman has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he lost to Manny Pacquiao on 20th July 2019 by split decision in their WBA Super World Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Josesito Lopez on 26th January 2019 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Danny Garcia on 4th March 2017 by split decision in their WBC World Welterweight and WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Shawn Porter on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
He had won against Luis Collazo on 11th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at USF Sundome, Tampa.
Vergil Ortiz Jr remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his last opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Samuel Vargas on 24th July 2020 by knockout in the 7th round at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Brad Solomon on 13th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Antonio Orozco on 10th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Verizon Theatre, Texas.
Before that, he had won against Mauricio Herrera on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Jesus A Valdez on 26th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Toyota Center, Texas.
In terms of recent activity, Vergil Ortiz Jr has been fighting more than Keith Thurman.
Keith Thurman last fought 1 year and 2 months ago, while Vergil Ortiz Jr's last outing was 1 month and 27 days ago.
Thurman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11 rounds on average.
Ortiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 5 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.2 rounds on average.