Coach Reveals How Vergil Ortiz Jr. Can Bag a Title Shot

Published 08/11/2021, 11:30 AM EDT


Vergil Ortiz Jr. has quickly risen to the top of his game and has amassed wide fame. Moreover, the young force has rolled out steady statements with his high-class performances, thus showcasing a snippet of his even bright future. For now, he’s competing in the welterweight division and even has the WBO international welterweight strap to his name.

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Despite that, the 23-year-old is hungry for more and he is looking to earn a title fight. Recently, his trainer, Robert Garcia, was in an exclusive interview with Fight Hub TV. Here, he revealed how Ortiz Jr. can claim a title shot.

“I don’t think Top Rank or PBC, who Vergil doesn’t fight for are going to say, are going to welcome Vergil, ‘Come here, we’ll let you fight our champion and become and you know beat them up and go home with a title’. That’s not gonna happen.”

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“So the only thing that we’re going to have to enforce is a mandatory. Where the WBO, WBC, whichever one says you guys have to make a deal if not going to purse bid, that’s how we’re just going to get our title shot,” he said.

Ortiz Jr., in his last fight, went toe-to-toe against Maurice Hooker. In this contest, the young gun showed his class, bagged the title, and moved closer to a world title fight.

Can Vergil Ortiz Jr. get a title shot by year-end?

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For now, the Texas native is preparing for his bout against Egidijus Kavaliauskas. In this contest, he will defend his newly won WBO international welterweight title.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: Boxer Vergil Ortiz Jr. poses during the official Weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

If Ortiz Jr. gets past his opponent this weekend, then he will be on top of the contention to get his hands on the WBO welterweight title.

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That said, all eyes will be on the 23-year-old this weekend, as this fight can truly make or break his chances for a title fight. What do you make of Robert Garcia’s comments?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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