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About The Event
Since debuting as a professional in 2016, Ortiz Jr. has never heard the final bell of a fight, and he hopes to retain his 100% knockout rate this year. This sensational Mexican American, who has his roots in Michoacan, Mexico, will return after capturing the Junior NABF 140-pound title via third-round technical knockout victory against Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez in the co-main event of the Feb. 22 edition of Golden Boy Boxing onESPN.
Ortiz Jr. is excited about stepping up in competition so that he can demonstrate that he will be world champion one day. “This is an amazing opportunity,” said Vergil Ortiz Jr. “I’ll be headlining a Golden Boy event for the first time and against a former world champion. I’ve stopped all my opponents in my career, and I hope to do the same in my toughest fight yet. Make sure to not miss my fight on June 23 at the Belasco Theater!” Salgado is a rugged former world champion who in his prime defeated a who’s who of some of the best fighters in recent years.
After a stellar start to his career, Salgado defeated Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares via first-round technical knockout to capture his first world title. Salgado would lose his title to longtime holder Takashi Uchiyama, though he would win his second world title two years later against Martin “El Brochas” Honorio. The 33-year-old puncher has also fought the likes of former world champion Argenis Mendez and world title contender Miguel “Mickey” Roman in his career. Because of his experience, Salgado is confident he will upset the rising young pugilist in Ortiz Jr.
“I know that people think that I’ll yet another stepping stone for Vergil Ortiz Jr.”, said Juan Carlos Salgado. “But I want to tell everyone that they’re wrong. Mexicans do not back down, and it’s very tough for us to give up a loss. I’ve done away with predictions before, and this fight will not be the exception. You will all see a great fight on June 23 in Los Angeles.”
Round By Round Boxing. (2018, June 1). Vergil Ortiz Faces Juan Carlos Salgado June 23 on ESPN. Retrieved from https://roundbyroundboxing.com/vergil-ortiz-faces-juan-carlos-salgado-june-23-on-espn/