Ortiz Jr vs. Lawson – DAZN – January 6 – 9 pm ET
In the neon-bathed oasis of Las Vegas, on January 6, 2024, at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, the fight scene gets a jolt of fresh adrenaline. Vergil Ortiz Jr., the knockout artist from Grand Prairie, Texas, holding an unblemished record of 19 victories by way of knockout, steps up to a new weight class to duke it out with Accra’s own, Fredrick “General Okunka” Lawson. This thrilling 12-rounder is on everyone’s lips and for good reason and it’s going to fans worldwide live on DAZN.
Now, let’s talk tickets. They’re hitting the market at 10 AM PT on November 9, 2023. You’ve got options ranging from 50 bucks to a couple of Benjamins, not forgetting those Golden Boy VIP Experience passes for the high-rollers, complete with swanky merch and night-of perks. Catch them at AXS.com or GoldenBoyPromotions.com before they vanish faster than a jab from Ortiz himself.
Speaking of Vergil Ortiz Jr., this 25-year-old’s fists are like lightning – they strike hard and don’t miss. He’s been on a tear since his 2016 debut, leaving a trail of KO’d adversaries, including the likes of Orozco, Solomon, and Hooker. His last showdown? An electrifying 7th round KO that had his Texan supporters on their feet. And now, he’s amped up for his Vegas headliner, ready to show the super welterweight division just what he’s made of after a year out of the ring.
Across the corner stands Fredrick Lawson, a man whose heart pumps the fearless blood of Ghana. This Chicago-trained powerhouse has snatched regional belts left and right, not to mention the IBF International and WBC International Silver Welterweight Titles. He’s coming off a decisive win against Villalobos and is poised to shock the world and the odds on that crisp January night.
Lawson’s got his eyes on the prize, hungry to lift his arms in victory on DAZN, boxing’s new mecca. He’s thankful to the Golden Boy team for this chance to shine and promises fans a spectacle as he clashes with Ortiz – a bout between two fighters who bring the heat and never shy away from a good scrap.
Oscar De La Hoya, the head honcho at Golden Boy, is betting big on Ortiz. He sees in him the heart of a lion, the dedication of a seasoned pro, and the raw power to seize a world title. Oscar is sure that when Ortiz steps into the ring with Lawson, sparks will fly and fans will remember why they love this sport.
As for DAZN, they’re as thrilled as a kid before Christmas to have Ortiz back. Jared Kass, SVP North America, can’t hide his excitement about the explosive year ahead, starting with this showdown that promises to set the pace for an incredible year on the platform.
And just so you know, the night’s just getting started with this headliner. Keep your ears to the ground because the undercard details are coming down the pipeline soon