Vergil Ortiz: I consider Maurice Hooker-Blair Cobbs Is A Very Entertaining Struggle, Music To My Ears

Vergil Ortiz: I consider Maurice Hooker-Blair Cobbs Is A Very Entertaining Struggle, Music To My Ears

Vergil Ortiz Jr. couldn’t be further extraordinarily comfortable to head area for his latest fight.

The rising contender is in a similar fashion pleased with the supporting solid surrounding his upcoming battle with England’s Michael McKinson in their meeting of unbeaten welterweights. Their bout headlines a DAZN telecast from Dickies Space in Castle Value that may also include an enchanting welterweight pairing between Dallas’ private former WBO junior welterweight titlist Maurice Hooker and the outspoken Blair Cobbs.

“When I heard that fight was once as soon as being made, I was like, ‘That’s a if truth be told good fight,’” Ortiz knowledgeable BoxingScene.com of the supporting bout. “I didn’t even recall to mind it as a chance. I consider it’s a very entertaining fight. It’s tune to my ears.”

Ortiz (18-0, 18KOs) faced Hooker in this very venue last March, prevailing by way of seventh-round stoppage in their all-Dallas showdown. The now 24-year-old from inside of sight Grand Prairie, Texas followed up the feat with an eighth-round stoppage of Egidijus Kavaliauskas last August in Frisco, moreover part of the bigger Dallas house.

Hooker (27-2-3, 18KOs) has not fought for the reason that loss to Ortiz, this time proudly returning on his undercard. He,will end an inactive stretch of more than 16-months in a war with Cobbs (15-1-1, 10KOs) who is coming off a ninth-round knockout loss to Alexis Rocha in March. Hooker—who turns 33 on Sunday—has seen his establish mentioned in numerous notable fights inside the welterweight division.

Vergil Ortiz: I consider Maurice Hooker-Blair Cobbs Is A Very Entertaining Struggle, Music To My Ears

A win on Saturday will be the most important to landing a minimum of one such choice, as he will enter the fight in opposition to Cobbs with more than a few local fortify. Built-in among that lot is the famous person of the show who has always carried mutual acknowledge for his crosstown delightful rival.

“I don’t be in contact to Maurice outside the ring then again anytime I see him, he’s always cordial with me,” well-known Ortiz. “He’s a truly great guy. We’re cool. I would like him neatly in this fight.”

Jake Donovan is a senior creator for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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