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Vergil Ortiz Jr. To Problem Serhii Bohachuk For WBC Interim 154-lb Title On August tenth

Vergil Ortiz Jr. (21-0, 21 KOs) will tackle WBC interim 154-lb champion Serhii Bohachuk (24-1, 23 KOs) on August tenth. The struggle can be proven on DAZN.

The August tenth occasion begins at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT from the Michelob Extremely Enviornment in Las Vegas.

Bohachuk’s Technical Prowess and Expertise

There’s nonetheless loads of time earlier than August tenth, so hopefully, Vergil received’t pull out with a illness or damage, leaving Bohachuk as a last-second alternative opponent.

It is a robust one for each fighters, however Bohachuk has the higher expertise and novice pedigree than Ortiz. If this turns right into a boxing match, the Ukrainian Bohachuk, 29, ought to win pretty simply. Ortiz is a pure slugger who focuses on strain, quantity, and his energy sport.

It’s a tough struggle to foretell as a result of Ortiz Jr. has by no means fought any world-class opposition in his two earlier fights at Junior middleweight since transferring up in weight from 147 earlier this 12 months.

In Vergil’s two fights at 154, he beat Fredrick Lawson and Thomas Dulorme by a pair of first-round knockouts, and now he’s getting a title shot.

It will have been safer to offer Ortiz a few step-up fights earlier than taking over a expertise like Bohachuk for his WBC interim title, however Golden Boy Promotions doesn’t need to take their time.

If it really works out of their favor, it’s good. If not, then it’s a lesson. With on a regular basis that Vergil has messed together with his varied well being issues, you’ll be able to’t blame Golden Boy for throwing him within the frying pan to see what occurs.

Ortiz’s Confidence

“This struggle is the struggle that solidifies me as a high 154 fighter,” stated Vergil Ortiz, Jr. “That is additionally the struggle that reveals everybody that nothing has modified: I’m nonetheless among the finest fighters on the earth.”

Assuming Vergil Ortiz Jr. makes it to the struggle with out pulling out, this can be his third struggle this 12 months. That’s spectacular, given how a lot time he’s missed as a consequence of his well being issues.

Bohachuk seemed nice in his final struggle, beating WBC interim 154-lb champion Brian Mendoza by a 12-round unanimous resolution on March thirtieth.

Mendoza had misplaced his earlier fights towards Tim Tszyu by a 12-round unanimous resolution on October fifteenth, 2023, and had been softened up within the course of. Bohachuk took benefit of that and beat him.

John Anderson
John Anderson
John Anderson is a seasoned sports journalist with over 15 years of experience covering the NFL, NBA, and MLB. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, John has worked with ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and The New York Times. His insightful analysis and in-depth reporting have earned him multiple awards in sports journalism.


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