Terence crawford, welterweight champion of the OMB, he warned Vergil Ortíz Jr. who doesn’t want to face him, after one of boxing’s biggest prospects finished at Maurice hooker.
“He really doesn’t want me (as a rival),” he said. Crawford after the victory of Ortíz Jr. That put him 17-0 with all on the fast track. “That’s what you have to do, call the fighters who are at the top.”
Vergil obtained the vacant international belt of the OMB of 147 pounds, while the monarch by the Organization is Crawford.
“It was a good fight,” he considered Terence about the confrontation between Ortíz Y Hooker. “Mo broke his hand, but they both got it right. Vergil I was slowing down but Mo he received a couple of hard blows to the body that diminished it ”.
Terence crawford is waiting for his next rival, after names like Manny pacquiao, Errol spence jr, among others. His last confrontation was against Kell brook in November 2020, whom he defeated by technical knockout.
Injuries and contagion
Vergil Ortíz Jr. He confessed that in February, during the preparation camp, he caught the coronavirus and also recently suffered a significant injury to his left hand that almost forced him to withdraw from the race.
“I just talked with Vergil Ortíz Jr.”, wrote Ryan O’Hara of The Ring. “He revealed that he tested positive for covid in February and suffered horrible symptoms and was almost out (for the Hooker fight). Adding to that, there is no point of rematch. ‘To be honest, I was at 70% tonight and see what I did.’
Just spoke with Vergil Ortiz Jr. He revealed that he tested positive for COVID in February and suffered from horrible symptoms and nearly pulled out.
Added that there’s no point in a rematch. “To be honest, I was at 70 percent tonight. And look at what I did. “#boxing
– Ryan O’Hara (@OHaraSports) March 21, 2021
“In addition to facing the covid a month ago,” began Chris mannix of Sports Illustrated, “Ortíz was dealing with a major injury to his left arm, two sources close to Ortíz told SI. Days before the fight, Ortíz had problems raising his arm. “
In addition to battling COVID a month ago, Ortiz was dealing with a significant injury to his left arm last week, two sources close to Ortiz told @SInow. Days before the fight, Ortiz was having trouble even lifting the arm. https://t.co/p1MCPwufdq
– Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) March 21, 2021