GRAND PRAIRIE, TEXAS (Aug. 10, 2019): 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.
“I’m going to be honest. I don’t like the way I did in the fight,” said Vergil Ortiz Jr. “I don’t even know how many rounds we went; that’s how into the fight I was, but the first three, four rounds, I could have done way better. I definitely have a long way as a boxer to reach that world champion status. But we’re going to keep making those improvements, and we’re going to learn from this fight. I’ve been getting all these KOs. I’ve been saying that they haven’t been getting in my head, but as you can see in that first round, I got a little excited. Maybe I could have ended it, maybe not, but I had to force myself to slow down, and I’m just going to learn from this fight.”
“Everyone knows that Grand Prairie is the grandest of all the cities in the world. We have the best people, the best work ethic, and the best kids that are going to grow up to be something one day. And I just want to set an example for each and every one of you guys, whether you’re kids, teenagers, or adults. You can do it if you put your mind to it.”
“Vergil caught me slipping; that’s all I can say,” said Antonio Orozco. “We kind of got him in the ring and in the fight, but he is an excellent fighter and I can’t take anything away from him. I have to go back and talk to my team to see what’s next. So far I have four kids and my wife waiting for me at home, so I’m going to spend some time with them.”