Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Maurice Hooker Gets a New Fight Date

Published 01/24/2021, 12:28 PM EST


The undefeated welterweight sensation Vergil Ortiz Jr has a new date for his fight against Maurice Hooker. DAZN have brought the fight forward by a week to suit their audiences and give fans an exciting March 2021.

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Ortiz has an impressive 16-0 record with all 16 victories coming by way of knockouts. While Hooker has an equally impressive record at 27-1-o, making for an exciting fight for fans. Which is the primary reason for the change in date.

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Mike Coppinger was the first to report the initial date as March 27th when he broke the news on his social media. He has since broken the news of the change in date as well. He quoted his original tweet and even explained the reason behind the change.

Given the hype surrounding Ortiz Jr in recent months means that this fight will attract a fair number of fans. This will also be a chance to prove his worth in the sport.

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Can Vergil Ortiz Jr be the next PPV star?

In a sport like boxing, a single fighter can sell the entire event. We have seen that in the welterweight division in the past with Floyd Mayweather, capable of drawing record numbers for his PPV fights. So, can Ortiz Jr be the next star?

The fact that broadcasters are already adjusting their calendars to make the most of his presence is a hint at the 22-year-old’s potential. He can entertain in and out of the ring. Furthermore, he has the talent to go to the very top of the division.

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Moreover, it is understandable that DAZN have brought this event forward. This now means that users of the platform will get to watch the Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin fight, the Roman Gonzalez vs Francisco Estrada fight, and the Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Maurice Hooker fight over consecutive weekends.

What do you make of this news? Are you looking forward to the boxing action that March 2021 holds?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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