Ortiz Jr v McKinson on Saturday night is a rearranged fight fixture following its postponement in March due to health complications suffered by the American.
Ortiz Jr. is the golden boy of Oscar De La Hoya’s stable and has yet to put a foot wrong since turning professional back in September 2016. The 24-year-old won the Junior Olympics in 2013 during a glittering amateur career which saw him claim seven national titles in the vest and headguard.
As a pro, he has held the WBA Gold and WBO International titles in the welterweight division and last year stopped former world title challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas inside eight of 12 scheduled rounds.
Michael McKinson is treating Saturday’s showdown with Vergil Ortiz Jr as his own world title fight.
The British welterweight takes on the highly rated world title contender, live on DAZN, at Dickies Arena, Fort Worth with a life changing opportunity at stake.
McKinson goes in as the huge underdog against the unbeaten Amercian.
Here are all the details you need to know ahead of the event:
How can I stream Vergil Ortiz vs Michael McKinson?
The full card will be live streamed globally on DAZN.
A DAZN subscription is required which costs £7.99 per month in the UK and $19.99 in the US.
Where is Vergil Ortiz vs Michael McKinson?
The fight takes place at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, US.
What time is Vergil Ortiz vs Michael McKinson?
The event is on Saturday, August 6th (Sunday morning for UK viewers).
The undercard is set to start at 9pm ET which is 2am UK time.
Main event ring walks are scheduled for around 11pm ET which is 4am for UK fans
All times are subject to change.
Vergil Ortiz vs Michael McKinson undercard
- Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Michael McKinson – Welterweights
- Marlen Esparza vs Eva Guzman – WBC/WBA Women’s Flyweight titles
- Maurice Hooker vs Blair Cobbs – Welterweights
- Bektemir Melikuziev vs Sladan Janjanin – Super Middleweights
- Alex Martin vs Hank Lundy – Junior Welterweights