After being hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis, Vergil Ortiz Jr. is back in action. The 24-year-old finally takes on Michael McKinnon on Aug. 6. The fight will take place inside the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.
A Golden Gloves silver medalist in 2016, Ortiz made his pro debut that year. He beat Antonio Orozco in 2019 to become the WBA Gold welterweight champion. In 2021, Ortiz faced off against former champion Maurice Hooker. He beat him via TKO to win the WBO International welterweight title. His last fight was a TKO win against former welterweight title challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas in August.
McKinson made his pro debut in 2014. He won the WBO Global welterweight title in March 2021 against Chris Kongo. “The Problem” last fought in March, beating Alex Martin via unanimous decision.
A fight between the two was originally scheduled for March 19 before Ortiz was hospitalized. McKinson ended up facing Martin instead.
The Sporting News has you covered with all the information you need to watch Ortiz vs. McKinson tonight, including time, channel and card.
What time does Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson start?
Date: Saturday, Aug. 6
Start time: 8 p.m. ET
Main event: 11 p.m. ET (Approximately)
Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson takes place on Aug. 6. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET. The main event should begin around 11 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson
TV channels/live stream: DAZN
The prelims and the main card for Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson will be available through the DAZN app.
Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson price: How much does the card cost?
DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99, $20 in Canada
DAZN annual subscription: $99.99, $150 in Canada
To watch Ortiz vs. McKinson, you can either pay for a DAZN monthly subscription ($19.99) or an annual subscription ($99.99). In Canada, a DAZN monthly subscription is $20, while an annual subscription is $150.
Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson fight card
Vergil Ortiz Jr vs. Michael McKinson; Welterweights
Marlen Esparza (c) vs. Eva Guzman for the WBC, WBA, and The Ring flyweight titles.
Maurice Hooker vs. Blair Cobbs; Welterweights
Bektemir Melikuziev vs. Sladan Janjanin; Super-Middleweights