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Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Mario Barrios preview
When is Vergil Ortiz vs Barrios?
Vergil Ortiz Jr could face the challenge of Mario Barrios in Autumn/Fall 2023 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 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mario Barrios would make his way to the ring with a record of 27 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' 67%.
Vergil Ortiz Jr is the younger man by 2 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 93 less professional rounds, 69 to Barrios' 162.
Vergil Ortiz Jr goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 3 by the IBF and 5 by the RING at welterweight.
Mario Barrios is currently ranked number 5 by the WBC 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 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Egidijus Kavaliauskas on 14th August 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at The Star, Frisco.
Going into that contest, he had beat Maurice Hooker on 20th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Dickies Arena, Texas.
Before that, he had defeated Samuel Vargas on 24th July 2020 by knockout in the 7th round at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio.
He had won against Brad Solomon on 13th December 2019 by knockout in the 5th round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
Barrios has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Jovanie Santiago on 11th February 2023 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Alamodome, San Antonio, United States.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
He had beat Batyr Akhmedov on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
In terms of recent activity, Vergil Ortiz Jr has been fighting more than Mario Barrios.
Vergil Ortiz Jr last fought 7 months and 24 days ago, while Mario Barrios' last outing was 1 month and 19 days ago.
Ortiz Jr's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Barrios' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 12 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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