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Vergil Ortiz Jr Set to Face Eimantas Stanionis for WBA Title in March



The Unbeaten welterweight, Vergil Ortiz will be contesting for the first time in a major title match as he gears up to face Eimantas Stanionis on March 18th in Dallas.


Ortiz has been on an absolute roll as he has demolished the likes of Samuel Vargas, Maurice Hooker and Egidijus Kavaliauskas on his way to earning his first major title shot.


The fight between him and Stanionis was first reported by ESPN.com. Ortiz’s promotion, Golden Boy has won the purse bid for the March fight and is happy to stage the fight in Ortiz’s hometown in Dallas.


Ortiz made easy work of Michael McKinson in August 2022, knocking him out cold in the ninth to grab the honours. The 24-year-old has had his issues with health from which has recovered completely.


Ortiz was suffering from Rhabdomyolysis, a kidney disease which kept him out of action for the most part in 2022.


Now the Dallas Kid is back again roaring and has bigger ambitions to fulfil in the new year. But he will have his work cut out against talented Lithuanian, Stanionis who himself has been marching smoothly for a top spot in the division.


Stanionis won the WBA regular welterweight title in April last year by beating Radzhab Butaev via a split decision.


The fight promises to be a delight for boxing fans as both fighters are equally equipped and have the potential to win the fight on the night.


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