Only a handful of boxers remain undefeated after 15 professional fights. And even fewer have the record of winning every match via knockouts.
Likewise, one such person who falls in both those categories is United State’s own, Vergil Ortiz Jr.
Ortiz has quickly made a name for himself due to his knockout power and fast reflexes. As a result, he remains undefeated in his 15 professional bouts now.
Thus, expectations are enormous on the 22-year-old’s shoulder to carry the boxing flag after the retirement of its greatest boxer, Floyd Mayweather.
However, we are not here to talk about the future. Rather, we are here to talk about Vergil’s past and his present.
We have also provided details on his net worth, fight purse, early life, age, height, boxing record, family, and social media.
So, just like boxers do before their fight, let’s warm up with some quick facts before we get onto the serious stuff.
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|Full Name||Vergil Ortiz Jr.|
|Birth Date||25 March 1998|
|Birth Place||Dallas, Texas, U.S.A|
|Nick Name||Not available|
|Father’s Name||Vergil Ortiz Sr.|
|Mother’s Name||Mela Reveles|
|Age||24 Years Old|
|Height||5’10″ (1.78 m)|
|Weight||130-147 lbs. (58.9-66.6 kg)|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Reach||70 inch (178 cm)|
|Promotion||Golden Boy Promotions|
|Division||Light Welterweight, Welterweight, Super Lightweight|
|Fighting out of||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Championships||WBA Gold Welterweight, WBC-NABF Super Lightweight|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
|Last Update||May, 2022|
Vergil Ortiz Jr. | Early Life
Vergil Ortiz Jr. was born on 25 March 1998 in Dallas, Texas. Although his father Ortiz Sr. is of Mexican descent, Vergil was born in the U.S, which made him American by nationality.
Unfortunately, there is no further information regarding his childhood.
On the contrary, as an amateur boxer, Ortiz was a seven-time national champion, an unbelievable feat.
Added to that, the 22-year-old also won the 2013 Junior Olympics gold before making his professional debut.
Vergil Ortiz Jr. | Professional Career
Early Career And First Fight
Even before Ortiz had fought a single professional bout, he was already seen as the next best thing to come out of the U.S in the welterweight division after “The Best Ever,” Floyd Mayweather.
Thus, the pressure was immense on a young Vergil’s shoulders when he made his debut at the tender age of 18.
Living up to the expectations, the Texas-born boxer made an immediate impact when he knocked out Julio Rodas in the very first round of his first-ever fight.
Consequently, any doubts regarding the abilities of young Vergil were put to rest.
Vergil Ortiz Jr. Vs. Evandro, Jesus Alvarez, Juan Carlos, And Roberto
In fact, the Welterweight boxer’s hype grew even further as in his next three fights, Ortiz spent less time in the ring than he would in his bathroom.
To explain, the then 18-year-old knocked out all three of his opponents in a combined five minutes and six seconds.
It was phenomenal and absolutely unbelievable. Amazingly, in Vergil’s first eight professional bouts, only two of his opponents reached the second round or more.
In his eighth fight, he fought against Brazillian boxer Evandro Cavalheiro. The Mexican won by a technical knockout. Furthermore, it is Evandro’s last fight to date.
After that, Vergil established himself as one of the top contenders in the Welterweight and Lightweight division.
Call it fate or call it a chance; Ortiz got scheduled to fight for the vacant WBC-NABF Junior Super Lightweight Championship.
The athlete fought against Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez on 22 February 2018. Consequently, expectations were high for the then 20-year-old to win his first title as a professional.
And staying true to his hype, Ortiz defeated Jesus in the third round via TKO. All the blood, sweat, and tears Vergil spent got rewarded as he won his first-ever championship.
In his 10th professional match, he fought against Juan Carlos Salgado. Ortiz knocked out the Mexican boxer in the third round.
Moving on to another Mexican boxer Robert Ortiz, Vergil earned a victory through a TKO in the second round. Even though it was an intense fight, Ortiz Jr. managed to earn a win.
Vergil Ortiz Jr. Vs Mauricio Herrera, Antonio Orozco
Following a series of wins and victories, the Mexican athlete fought against American boxer Mauricio Herrera. Furthermore, Herrera was the 2014 WBA Interim Super Lightweight Champion.
Believing in his abilities, Vergil won the match by knockout. Soon after his championship victory, the Texas-born boxer faced tough opposition.
Nevertheless, just like nine times before, Ortiz won all those bouts via stoppages.
In his next fight, the boxer fought against Mexican-born boxer Antonio Orozco. Moreover, his toughest one happened to be with Antonio.
To explain, the fight was ebbing and flowing both ways as it went into the sixth round.
In the 2 minutes 16 seconds mark, Vergil landed a four-punch combo, which finished with a left hook that knocked out Antonio.
Vergil Ortiz Jr. VS Samuel Vargas And Brad Solomon
After defeating Orozco in 2019, Ortiz became the new WBA Gold Welterweight Champion. The win made him the champion of two different divisions.
Additionally, it was also the first time the 22-year-old had headlined a fight, which made it even more special.