From prospect to contender, Vergil Ortíz solidly settled Marice Hooker


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De prospecto a contendiente, Vergil Ortíz liquidó con solidez a Marice Hooker

Vergil Ortíz took an important leap in his career, from prospect to contender, by defeating by technical knockout Maurice hooker in the seventh round Saturday night in Fort Worth, Texas.

The fight was over when Maurice hooker he injured his right hand when throwing a blow, and decided not to continue. Since the referee stopped the fight, it was declared a technical knockout.

However, the end did not detract from the forcefulness and explosiveness of Ortíz, who had already knocked down Hooker at the end of the sixth round, one before the fight was over.

Hooker was all that was promised for Vergil Ortíz. The former super lightweight world champion of the OMB forced Ortíz To use all his boxing resources, he endured the punch above the Mexican American, and left his mark all over his face. He showed mobility, availability for the exchange, a good jab, and managed to connect fluently on Ortíz.

But Vergil it has a thousand ways of doing harm. He is a fighter with explosiveness in both hands, but his left hand is elite. With it he handles a very hard jab, which is really a power blow, which enters quickly and violently on the faces of the rivals. That same hand is polite and forceful.

Also, the same Ortíz recognized that Hooker He resisted all the hitting above, and therefore opted for a strategy of hitting him below. That was what made the difference in a fight that was even for five rounds, and where both fighters shared the rounds.

Yes Hooker managed to mark the face of Ortíz, it was because Vergil he was inconsistent in his defense. At times, Vergil it entered Hooker, with the guard up, but moving the waist to effectively avoid the jab. In the purest style of how he did it Mike tyson to get into rivals who surpassed him in range. When Ortíz he did that, his defense shone, he brushed against the elite. He took off blows and put his own violently. But he was inconsistent in it, because for long periods of time he stopped doing it, and that was when Hooker I managed to connect it clearly.

Starting in the sixth round, the body punch he was performing Vergil Ortíz began to dismantle Hooker. There came the first takedown.

In the exchange, Ortíz connected with a left hand that entered above the ribs and to the side of the heart of Hooker. Immediately, Hooker he felt the blow and retreated. Ortíz it was for him, and managed to bring him down. Hooker got up, but there was little time left and Ortíz could not finish it.

Nevertheless, Vergil Ortíz he was leading the way to victory. The beating to the body had considerably decimated Hooker.

In the seventh round, in an exchange, Hooker threw a right hand that struck Ortíz. But immediately, he recoiled in pain, knelt, his right arm visibly paralyzed, and signaled to his corner that his hand had been injured.

Seeing him kneeling, the referee stopped the fight and a technical knockout was declared in favor of Vergil Ortíz.

TO Hooker The glove was carefully removed, and the fighter pointed to the wrist or forearm area as the point where the injury was recorded. An injury that came before a knockout that also looked close.

Vergil Ortíz He showed that he has what to fight the elite of the division with. There were more good things than weaknesses, but one weakness in particular seems important. And this is your defensive irregularity to move the waist. He knows how to do it, but he has to do more to avoid receiving the same punishment he received against Hooker, if he wants to shine in one of the most competitive divisions of the moment.

And between the fortresses, Vergil Ortíz shone in all the lines that we already knew him. But he also showed character. Although he was living the most adverse fight of his career, he never lost his fierceness, bravery, mental toughness, knowing himself superior, feeling superior, and showing it with them. His psychology was unshakable, and that gives good signs of how he will behave when major adversity hits in the middle of a fight.

But the step is taken: Vergil Ortíz He’s no longer a prospect, he’s a contender.


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