Vergil Ortiz Jr. defeates Antonio “Relentless” Orozco for the WBA Gold Welterweight Title

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GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS: Knockout artist Vergil Ortiz Jr. (14-0, 14 KOs) defeated Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (28-2, 17 KOs) in the sixth round of their 12-round fight for the WBA Gold Welterweight Title. The event took place on Saturday, Aug. 10 at The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas and was streamed live on DAZN. Ortiz stopped Orozco at 2:16 of the aforementioned round.

In the co-main event Joshua “The Professor” Franco (15-1-2, 7 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas and Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (18-2-2, 7 KOs) of Paramount, Calif. fought to a split draw in a 10-round battle of non-stop action for the NABF and WBA International Bantamweight Titles. The scores consisted of 96-94 for Franco, 96-94 for Negrete and one score of 95-95.


Hector “El Finito” Tanajara Jr. (18-0, 5 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas successfully defended his USNBC Lightweight Title against Ezequiel Aviles (16-4-3, 6 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. via unanimous decision in a 10-round battle. Tanajara won with three scores of 100-90.

Marcelino “Nino” Lopez (36-2-1, 21 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina scored a fifth-round knockout victory against Daniel Echeverria (21-9, 18 KOs) of Durango, Mexico in a scheduled 10-round welterweight fight. Lopez won at 2:54 of the aforementioned round.

Travell “Back Magic” Mazion (15-0, 12 KOs) of Austin, Texas defeated Jeremy Ramos (11-7, 4 KOs) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico via unanimous decision in an eight-round super welterweight slugfest. Mazion won with two scores of 78-73 and one of 80-71.

Alex Rincon (7-0, 6 KOs) of Dallas, Texas scored a second-round knockout victory against Joel Guevara (4-6-1, 3 KOs) of Charleston, Virginia in a six-round super welterweight clash. Rincon stopped Guevara at :58 of the second round.

Tristan Kalkreuth (1-0, 1 KOs) of Arlington, Texas made a successful professional debut by stopping Kynndale Prather (0-2) of Olathe, Kansas in the first round of a cruiserweight fight originally scheduled for four rounds.

Hector Valdez (11-0, 7 KOs) of Dallas, Texas beat Rafael Delgado (6-1, 5 KOs) of Los Angeles, Calif. via unanimous decision in a hard-fought six-round super bantamweight battle. Valdez won with two scores of 58-55 and one score of 59-54.

George Rincon (8-0, 5 KOs) of Dallas, Texas defeated Enrique Escobar (17-7, 14 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina via knockout in the second round of a six-round super lightweight fight. Rincon won at 2:13 of the aforementioned round.

Joshua Juarez (9-0, 4 KOs) of Laredo, Texas beat Emmanuel Sanchez (7-14-1, 1 KOs) of Jackson, Missouri via unanimous decision in a six-round light heavyweight bout. Juarez won with scores of 60-54, 59-55, and 58-56.