Vergil Ortiz Jr. Guarantees Fireworks Against Maurice Hooker: ‘It’s Gonna Turn Into a War’

Published 02/07/2021, 8:36 AM EST


Staunch welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr. will take on veteran Maurice Hooker in a 12-round bout on March 20. The Dallas natives will fight for the vacant WBO international welterweight title. This contest carries prolific hype and responsibilities as it possesses the audacity to shape up the division.

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Ahead of the fight, Ortiz Jr. and Hooker were in a press conference. Here the undefeated boxer made a staggering statement to lure the fans.

Speaking to DAZN Boxing, he said, “I mean not even in the style, I think it comes down to our competitiveness you know. We’re both very competitive you know? Let’s say if I landed here he’s gonna want to come in, and, show that he’s there too so he’s gonna come and hit me. I think it’s just gonna be like a domino effect it’s gonna it’s gonna turn into a war.”

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The 22-year-old seemed ecstatic about this cracking contest. He acknowledged the stiff competition he will have against his rugged opponent on March 20. The young welterweight gun doesn’t seem to budge an inch from his ultimate aim to reach the top.

He has kept a substantial run in the division until now, and a win here might just push him to the top-5 welterweight rankings. Moreover, a dominating victory in this fight can also open him to colossal opponents and extravaganza bouts.

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Can Vergil Ortiz Jr. add his 17th T/KO finish on March 20?

The Dallas native has fought 16 times by now and has finished every opponent with a T/KO. He exhibits some serious knockout power, but putting Maurice Hooker to sleep won’t be a straightforward job.

Hooker has hung around the sport for a long time and has scored 27 wins with just a single loss.

However, ‘Mighty Mo’ has maintained a long in-ring hiatus of almost 2 years. Ortiz Jr. will look to capitalize on the same juncture and outplay his fellow combatant.

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Also, with Ortiz Jr.’s aforementioned statements, this fight promises to be an absolute blinder.

What do you make of Vergil Ortiz Jr.’s statement? Can he annihilate Maurice Hooker on March 20?

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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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