After a 17-month hiatus, American boxer Vergil Ortiz Jr. will make his boxing comeback on Saturday, January 6, at The Theatre at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas against Ghanaian fighter Fredrick Lawson.
Having won 19 of his fights by knockout, Ortiz Jr. is one of the top boxers to watch as he moves up from the welterweight division to the junior middleweight division.
The 25-year-old Texas boxer is back in action in an attempt to get his 20th victory and a chance to defend his world championship. He stopped fighting in 2022 after being diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, a condition that can harm organs.
After defeating Michael McKinson in his final bout in August 2022, Ortiz Jr. will be the main attraction on the first bill of 2024.
“It’s just what I needed—headlining my first gig in Las Vegas after being idle for almost a year. “I’m driven to deliver a fantastic performance, as I always do, and demonstrate to everyone that I’m still here,” declared Vergil Ortiz Jr., who is trying to prepare for a world championship match.
Complete schedule for Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Fredrick Lawson
Today, Saturday, January 6, at The Theatre at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, there will be six boxing matches. The following information relates to the first exhibition in 2024:
- Vergil Ortiz Jr vs. Fredrick Lawson: 12 rounds, junior middleweight
- Ohara Davies vs. Ismael Barroso: 12 rounds for WBA interim super lightweight title
- Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Xolisani Ndongeni: 10 rounds, super lightweight
- Raul Curiel vs. Elias Diaz: 10 rounds for Curiel’s NABF welterweight title
- Jonathan Canas vs. TBA: 4 rounds, super light heavyweight
- Emiliano Gandara vs. Isaac Matamoros: 4 rounds, super welterweight
Where can I watch the USA match between Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Fredrick Lawson?
The main event of the concert, which will air on DAZN, will be an evening featuring Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Fredrick Lawson.
Apps for the DAZN platform are available for the following platforms: phone, tablet, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire Stick, and Amazon Fire Tablet.
Starting at 17:00 PT or 20:00 ET is the main event.