Vergil Ortíz will fight against the Lithuanian Egidijus Kavaliauskas next August 14 in Frisco Texas, according to a report by the journalist Steve Kim.
“I was told that the combat between (Vergil) Ortíz Y Kavaliauskas It will be on August 14 in DAZN“, wrote Kim in your account Twitter. “I do not think that Teofimo Lopez fight that day, you really have coronavirus and there are talks to put your fight on the undercard of (Oscar de la hoya in September”.
told that the fight between Vergil Ortiz and E.Kavaliauskas will take place at ‘the Star’ in Frisco, Texas on Aug 14 on DAZN. Also, I don’t expect Teofimo Lopez to fight that day. Yes, he really has Covid. Discussion of placing his fight on De La Hoya card in Sept #Boxing
– Steve Kim (@ SteveKim323) June 23, 2021
The news was later confirmed by Lance Pugmire from The Athetic.
Postponement of the fight Theophimus could open space for the return of Vergil in 2021 do not lose reflectors.
According to the words of Oscar de la hoya to Pugmire, Ortíz is on track for a possible duel with Terence crawford, but they prefer to take things calmly so as not to force it against the experienced and current welterweight champion of the OMB.
“We want to bring Vergil toward Terence crawford, but it is not the time yet ”, he commented to the journalist of The Athletic. “It is a good step so that it can be ready in the future.”
Oscar told me, “We’re moving Vergil toward @terencecrawford but we can’t just send him right in there now… this is a good step for him to get there. “
– Lance Pugmire (@pugboxing) June 24, 2021
Kavaliauskas previously fought with Terence Crawford. Although he put up a good fight, he was defeated by knockout, after he was knocked down in the seventh and twice in the ninth in 2019.
Later he would vindicate himself by defeating the Canadian MIakael Zewski in September 2020 by knockout in the eighth chapter.
For its part, Vergil he remains undefeated, boasting a record of 17 wins, all by knockout.
In his last presentation he beat Maurice hooker in the seventh episode last March.
In the absence of officialization, the meeting between the Lithuanian and Ortíz could catapult the born in Dallas like a serious card in welterweights.