Ortiz Jr. vs Kavaliauskas – DAZN – Aug. 14 – 8 pm ET
Saturday, Aug. 14 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas and Streamed Live On DAZN
Welterweight knockout sensation Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (17-0, 17 KOs) is set to defend his WBO International Welterweight Title against the fearless Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas (22-1-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round bout live at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas; streamed live on DAZN on Saturday, August 14. Today the fighters met for their first face-off in the Lone Star State at the final press conference.
Joining them, the co-main event fighters Roger “The Kid” Gutierrez (35-3-1, 20 KOs) will defend his WBA Super Featherweight World Championship against Rene “El Gemelo” Alvarado (32-9, 21 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round rematch. Their match has turned into a trilogy event and is the second opportunity Alvarado is seeking to recapture the world title for Nicaragua. Alvarado’s twin brother, Felix “El Gemelo”Alvarado (36-2, 31 KOs) was also in attendance as he is set to fight Israel Vasquez (10-4-2, 7 KOs) in a 10-round flyweight event as the DAZN show opener.
Additional fighters in attendance included fighters featured on the undercard from Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch: Danielito “El Zorro” Zorrilla (15-0, 11 KOs), and Dallas natives Alex Rincon (8-0, 6KOs) and George Rincon (11-0, 7 KOs). Zorrilla is set to face Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (33-7-1, 23 KOs) in a 10-round super lightweight fight for the NABO title. George Rincon is set to fight Nikolai Buzolin (8-3-1, 4 KOs) in an 8-round super lightweight fight and Alex Rincon will face Sunny Duvesonne (11-2-2, 8 KOs) also in an 8-round super welterweight bout. The additional fight of the night includes a 10-round super lightweight bout between Alex Martin (16-3, 6 KOs) and Josec Ruiz (23-4-3, 16 KOs).
Below is what the fighters had to say:
VERGIL ORTIZ, JR. WBO INTERNATIONAL WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION:
“I feel pretty good, you know, this is my second time fighting in Texas, I’m the main event and I want to put on a good show… Everyone has been asking for this fight, our styles complement each other. It’s going to be a good fight no matter what.”
EGIDIJUS KAVALIAUSKAS, WELTERWEIGHT CONTENDER:
“I love boxing, it’s what I love to do. This is going to be a great fight. I know his style and he knows mine, styles make fights. I like that he is a fighter that brings it, and I am not surprised he took the fight, he is a warrior as am I.”
VERGIL ORTIZ JR. VS. EGIDIJUS KAVALIAUSKAS FIGHT DATE, START TIME
- Date : Saturday, August 14th
- Time : 8 p.m. ET
- Ortiz vs. Kavaliauskas main event (approx): 11 p.m. ET
WHERE IS THE ORTIZ VS. KAVALIAUSKAS FIGHT?
The event will be staged at the Ford Center in Frisco,Texas.
VERGIL ORTIZ VS. EGIDIJUS KAVALIAUSKAS FIGHT CARD
- Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Maurice Hooker for Ortiz’ WBO International welterweight title
- Roger Gutierrez vs. Rene Alvarado, 12 rounds, for Gutierrez’s WBA “regular” junior lightweight title
- Felix Alvarado vs. Erick Lopez, 12 rounds, for Alvarado’s IBF junior flyweight title
- Pablo Cesar Cano vs. Danielito Zorrilla, 10 rounds, junior welterweights
- Alex Martin vs. Josec Ruiz, 10 rounds, junior welterweights
- George Rincon vs. TBA, 10 rounds, junior welterweights
- Leonardo Baez vs. Hector Valdez, 10 rounds, junior featherweights
- Alex Rincon vs. Sanny Duversonne, 8 rounds, junior middleweights