Both the Lone Star State and Golden Boy Promotions are loaded with young talent. Fortunately for the 19-year-old Vergil Ortiz Jr, he represents both. He is the next and possibly brightest star in Texas and is also De La Hoya’s most prized young gem. The Texas teenager is coming off an amazing one round knockout performance over an overmatched Ricardo Alan Fernandez in Frisco, Texas
The undefeated native of Grand Prarie, Texas features explosive two-fisted power. Less than a year into his pro career Ortiz is 6-0 with 6 knockouts. He has it all going on. In addition to being promoted by Oscar, he is currently trained by the highly sort after top notch trainer Joel Diaz.
Ortiz Jr, had an eye-opening performance on The Canelo-Liam Smith card in Dallas last year. Destroying Ernesto Hernandez in a fraction of around. His offensive attack is pretty complete he throws powerful left hooks to the head and body, has a quick right hand. Defensively, he keeps his hands up in a good responsible position and has excellent footwork. He relies on his power a bit too much it seems he could fire the jab a little bit more.
Look for Ortiz Jr, to show up on more and more Golden Boy cards and on more venues in the red-hot Texas boxing scene. As he steps up the level of competition and spends the next year or two building up a resume of bigger names and a highlight reel of spectacular knockout in building and hyping up a potential all Southern Jr. Welterweight showdown between him and undefeated Tennessee-based Austin Dulay.
In a division that features pound for pounder Terrance Crawford who will look to unify all 4 straps against 34-year-old Julius Indongo and then will most likely move up to 147. Bud’s exist from the division will leave the 140lb division wide open and up for the taking. That may be a few steps away for now, but Vergil has the power and speed to turn some heads and seize control of that wide open division quickly.