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When is Vergil Ortiz vs Barrios?
Vergil Ortiz Jr could face the challenge of Mario Barrios in Spring 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).
Vergil Ortiz vs Barrios 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.
Mario Barrios would make his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Ortiz Jr would have a massive power advantage over Barrios, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Barrios' 64%.
Vergil Ortiz Jr is the younger man by 3 years, at 25 years old.
Barrios has 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Vergil Ortiz Jr & Mario Barrios fight out of an orthodox stance.
Ortiz Jr is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 2 year and 8 months later than Barrios, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 104 less professional rounds, 70 to Barrios' 174.
Mario Barrios is currently ranked number 8 by the RING in the 147lb division.
Vergil Ortiz vs Barrios 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.
Barrios has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Yordenis Ugas on 30th September 2023 by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jovanie Santiago on 11th February 2023 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Alamodome, San Antonio.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Keith Thurman on 5th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Welterweight eliminator fight at Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on 26th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Atlanta.
He had beat Ryan Karl on 31st October 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas.
In terms of recent activity, Mario Barrios has been fighting more than Vergil Ortiz Jr.
Vergil Ortiz Jr last fought 2 months and 29 days ago, while Mario Barrios' last outing was 6 months and 5 days ago.
Ortiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Barrios' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
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