Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Fredrick Lawson: boxing // DAZN

Vergil Ortiz Jr. (19-0) makes his long-awaited return, making his super-welterweight debut against Fredrick Lawson (30-3) in Las Vegas.

Ortiz has not competed since 2022, where he earned a hard-fought stoppage victory over Michael McKinson.

Date: Saturday, January 6
Start time: 5 pm
Main event ringwalks (approx): 8 pm.

The fight will take place at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.


Vergil Ortiz Jr. returns for his first fight of the year.

Vergil Ortiz Jr. will make return to action for the first time in two years when he meets on Fredrick Lawson in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This will be a new period in the career of Ortiz who will be making his bow at junior middleweight after establishing himself as a welterweight.

With all 19 of his victories coming within the distance, Ortiz will be hoping to secure a 20th successive stoppage and make a statement to the big names at 154lbs.


Vergil Ortiz Jr. record and bio:


Nationality: American
Date of birth: March 25, 1998
Height: 5′ 10″
Reach: 70″
Total fights: 19
Record: 19-0 (19 KOs)

Fredrick Lawson record and bio

Nationality: Ghanaian
Date of birth: August 12, 1989
Height: 5′ 9″
Reach: 70″
Total fights: 33
Record: 30-3 (22 KOs)

Ortiz Jr. vs. Lawson fight card

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Fredrick Lawson, 12 rounds, junior middleweights
Ohara Davies vs. Ismael Barroso, 12 rounds, for vacant WBA interim junior welterweight title
Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Xolisani Ndongeni, 10 rounds, junior welterweights
Raul Curiel vs. Elias Diaz, 10 rounds, welterweights
Johnny Canas vs. TBA, 4 rounds, junior welterweights
Emiliano Gandara vs. Isaac Matamoros, 4 rounds, junior middleweights.

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