- Vergil Ortiz Jr TKO-6 Antonio Orozco (2:16)
- Joshua Franco D-10 Oscar Negrete (96-94 Franco, 96-94 Negrete, 95-95)
- Hector Tanajara Jr UD-10 Ezequiel Aviles (100-90, 100-90, 100-90)
- Marcelino Lopez KO-5 Daniel Echeverria (2:59)
- Travell Mazion UD-8 Jeremy Ramos (78-73, 78-73, 80-71)
- Alex Rincon KO-2 Joel Guevara (0:58)
Round By Round
VERGIL ORTIZ vs ANTONIO OROZCO
Round 1: Ortiz starts with a sharp jab that Orozco parries. Now Ortiz throws the jab to the body and makes better contact. Orozco throws a couple punches but Ortiz defends them well, then lands a hard left to the body and assaults Orozco in the corner! Orozco nearly goes down but manages to stay on his feet and get out of the corner. Ortiz covers up as Orozco throws a right hook to the body. Right hand partially lands over the top for Ortiz. Now Ortiz rips off several hard shorts that strafe Orozco. Orozco decides to stand and trade fire with fire and lands a right hand to the body. Right hand lands well for Orozco with Orozco along the ropes. Ortiz 10-9.
Round 2: Orozco misses on a few jabs to start the round. Two shots come from Orozco and he lands the right to the body. Orozco feints and Ortiz lets a jab go. Both fighters are taking each other’s measure a little more now, probing for openings and Orozco tries to step in with another right to the body. Ortiz tries to jab to the body and Orozco lands a counter right hook. Ortiz lands a shot with his back on the ropes and Orozco gets in one of his own. Double right uppercut comes from Orozco on the inside. Now Ortiz doubles his left hook. Right hand lands for Orozco, who then lands a jab to the body moments later. Hard left hook lands upstairs for Orozco, who has Ortiz on the ropes and he’s tries to work both sides of his body. Orozco 10-9, 19-19.
Round 3: Orozco throws a couple jabs but Ortiz slips them. Stiff jab lands well for Ortiz, snapping Orozco’s head back. Three punches come from Ortiz who lands a right uppercut to the body at the end of it. Orozco just dodges a big hook from Ortiz. Right hand lands clean to the body for Ortiz. Both fighters trade hooks. Ortiz misses on a big right hand and Orozco pushes him back to the ropes and partially lands a chopping right hand. Jab lands clean for Orozco at center ring. Ortiz steps in behind a big right hand that misses. I think Ortiz just edges the round. Ortiz 10-9.
Round 4: Ortiz comes out quickly throwing bombs and Orozco tries to return with some big shots of his own. Two body shots land for Orozco. Ortiz throws four punches and partially lands a hook to the body at the end of it. Right hand to the body lands for Orozco. Ortiz throws a couple jabs but Orozco lands a counter right hand. Left to the body makes contact for Orozco and Ortiz responds with a jab upstairs. Right hand lands over the top for Orozco. I think Orozco takes this round. Orozco 10-9, 38-38.
Round 5: Orozco misses on an opening jab. Ortiz throws a combination but doesn’t really land anything well. Orozco ducks a shot from Ortiz and pivots at center ring. Left hand lead lands for Orozco, who then throws a couple of jabs. Two jabs land upstairs for Ortiz. Ortiz is bleeding from his down down to his mouth now. Counter left to the body lands for Orozco. One-two comes from Orozco as Ortiz puts his earmuffs on. Orozco slips and ducks a combination from Ortiz at center ring. Orozco 10-9.
Round 6: Ortiz lands a jav, then another one that knocks Orozco’s head back. Orozco steps in close and throws a body shot. Three big shots come from Ortiz and shake up Orozco a little! Orozco is trying to get inside of Orozco’s power and is doing a pretty good job of it in this dangerous moment. Hard shot from Ortiz to the body puts Orozco down! Orozco gets up at the count of 8 but Ortiz comes out on the attack and throws a flurry that puts Orozco right back down! Orozco gets up at the count of 9 this time. Ortiz comes looking for the finish and Orozco wants to stand and trade. Big shot lands for Ortiz and right hand buckles Orozco’s knees. Right to the body lands for Orozco. Another combination from Ortiz knocks Orozco down and the referee immediately waves it off. Ortiz TKO-6.
JOSHUA FRANCO vs OSCAR NEGRETE
Round 1: Franco throws a jab that misses and Negrete tries to plow through with an early combination that doesn’t make much contact. Both fighters trade jabs and Negrete misses on a straight right to the body. Now Franco throws a combination to the body and head as Negrete covers up. Another combination comes from Franco but Negrete comes right back, targeting the body and then throwing a few wide right hooks that glance off Franco’s head. Negrete steps forward and blocks a couple of shots from Franco. Right hand to the body partially lands for Negrete. Now Negrete adds in an uppercut on the inside. Three punches come from Franco and he lands a clean right hand upstairs. A lot of action already in this fight. Negrete charges forward with a series of punches that don’t land too well. Negrete throws another combination and he’s burst out of the gates. Negrete 10-9.
Round 2: Negrete starts with a jab and then follows it up with a hook as Franco tries to meet him — both just miss on those hooks. Negrete blocks a shot and then lands a few clean straight right hands that back Franco up. Franco continues to work at a fast pace and lands a hard uppercut that has Franco stunned! Franco is retreating quickly and Negrete is trying to clobber him with a series of punches. Now Franco throws a shot or two in between Negrete’s assault and Franco lands two clean shots. Sneaky left hook lands for Negrete upstairs, followed by a right hook moments later. Now Negrete leads with a left hook upstairs and makes solid contact. Negrete 10-9, 20-18.
Round 3: Trainer Robert Garcia tells Franco that he’s standing in front of Negrete too much and that’s not what they want him to do. Franco comes out with a few jabs that don’t quite find the target but he follows it up with a three-punch combination as Negrete covers up. Franco tries a right hand lead but can’t quite land it. Franco throws two more hooks and then picks off Negrete with a jab. Negrete might be taking a little breather here after the way he blitzed Franco in those first two rounds. Hard left hook to the body lands for Franco and then the fighters get tied up and Negrete gets tripped to the canvas. Negrete tries to come forward but walks into a shot from Franco. Franco throws another combination but Negrete blocks those punches well. Left to the body lands for Franco this time, though! Franco 10-9.
Round 4: Both fighters trade jabs and Negrete tries to get back to work by moving both hands. Franco doubles up a left hand to the body and head. Right hand lands over the top for Franco. Negrete lands a right hand to the body. Right hand lead partially lands again for Franco, who then tries to put in a left uppercut to the body. Negrete throws two hooks to the body but then eats an uppercut. Franco lands a low blow and the referee warns both fighters to keep the punches up. Uppercut lands for Negrete at close range. Hard left to the body lands for Franco. Two shots land for Franco as the throws in between Negrete’s punches. Hard left from Negrete lands low and the referee tells Negrete that’s his last warning. Franco 10-9, 38-38.
Round 5: Right hand lands clean for Negrete to start the round. Both fighters trade shots at center ring and then fall into a clinch momentarily. Left to the body lands for Negrete. Five punches come from Franco and he lands a couple of them well. Now Franco slides to the side to make Negrete track him down following his combination. Negrete blocks a right hand from Franco and then he lands a jab. Both fighters trade and Negrete might’ve got the better shot in that exchange. Hard left to the body lands for Franco. Another left to the body lands for Franco, Negrete responds with a right hand to the body. Hard left hook lands upstairs for Negrete. Close round but I think Franco edged it. Franco 10-9.
Round 6: Right hand lands for Negrete again to open the round. Now Negrete lands a jab and tries to work the body. Franco takes a step back to create space tries to pick counter shots as Negrete presses forward. Uppercut lands for Franco during a four-punch combination. Hard left hook to the body lands well for Franco. Now Negrete gets warned for hitting behind the head. Negrete throws several more shots and lands a couple as Franco finds his back along the ropes. Franco pivots back to center ring but Negrete is still all over him. Negrete slips a long combination of punches from Franco. Three more punches come from Negrete. I think Negrete takes this one. Negrete 10-9, 57-57.
Round 7: Both fighters trade jabs at center ring and neither land much clean. Both fighters try to exchange again and Negrete lands a clean shot. Two more clean shots land for Negrete on the inside. Negrete has some more confidence now and he tries to keep the pressure on Franco. Negrete lands a right hand upstairs and Franco throws a combination in return but Negrete defends the shots well. Short right uppercut lands on the inside for Negrete, Franco throws a left hook to the body. Now Negrete sneaks in a short right hook to the head. Negrete continues to work his hands and he lands a clean left hook upstairs. Negrete 10-9.
Round 8: Both fighters try to establish their jabs and then Negrete lands a counter right. Negrete charges forward and lands a couple of body shots. Jab lands clean for Negrete. Franco throws a lead right that partially lands. Short left hand gets in for Negrete and he falls into a clinch with Franco. Good counter right hand lands for Negrete following a Franco jab. Franco throws several shots but Negrete moves his head up and down and side to side to evade the blows. Right hand lands clean for Negrete again. Left to the body gets in for Negrete now, and Franco comes back with a straight right downstairs. Negrete 10-9, 77-75.
Round 9: Two jabs come from Negrete as Franco covers up. Both fighters are fighting in a phone booth at center ring and overhand right lands for Negrete. Two more jabs come from Negrete, who then tries to work the body with both hands. Three punches comes from Franco but he doesn’t make contact. Negrete gets in a left hook to the body. Three punches come from Franco and Negrete fires back his own combination. Two body shots land for Negrete. Franco throws two more hooks as Negrete covers up. Now Negrete eats a couple of shots as he doesn’t slip so effectively. Check hook lands for Franco. Negrete lands a right hand. I think Negrete has been outworking Franco down the stretch. Negrete 10-9.
Round 10: Right hand falls short for Negrete. Two body shots land for Negrete now, though. Check hook lands clean for Franco. Franco throws three punches but doesn’t find the mark. Left to the body gets in for Negrete. Franco lands a jab, so does Negrete. Negrete covers up well as Franco throws a series of shots that all land on the gloves. Counter right hand lands for Franco. Both fighters start trading and Franco lands a clean uppsercut. Another clean uppercut lands for Franco as Negrete steps forward. Another left uppercut lands again for Franco! Franco 10-9, but I’ve got it scored for Negrete 96-94.
Tonight at 7 pm ET streaming live on DAZN, top prospect Vergil Ortiz Jr faces Antonio Orozco in a 12-round welterweight main event, with the vacant WBA “gold” title at stake.
Wil Esco will be on the round by round call for the main event and co-feature, and we’ll be here with live results updates throughout the show.
Ortiz, 21, will look to follow up on his very impressive wipeout of tough veteran Mauricio Herrera on May 4, returning home to Texas for this fight with the 31-year-old Orozco, who last year lost a world title fight at 140 to Jose Ramirez.
The co-feature is a bantamweight bout between Joshua Franco and Oscar Negrete, the third meeting between these two. They went to a draw last October, and Franco edged Negrete by split decision in April. Both fights were really good, and it’s nice to see them bring their rivalry to a bigger show.
Here’s the full lineup:
Main Card (DAZN, 7:00 pm ET)
- Vergil Ortiz Jr (13-0, 13 KO) vs Antonio Orozco (28-1, 17 KO), welterweights, 12 rounds
- Joshua Franco (15-1-1, 7 KO) vs Oscar Negrete (18-2-1, 7 KO), third fight, bantamweights, 10 rounds
- Hector Tanajara Jr (17-0, 5 KO) vs Ezequiel Aviles (16-3-3, 6 KO), lightweights, 10 rounds
- Marcelino Lopez (35-2-1, 20 KO) vs Daniel Echeverria (21-8, 18 KO), welterweights, 10 rounds
- Travell Mazion (14-0, 12 KO) vs Jeremy Ramos (11-6, 4 KO), junior middleweights, 8 rounds
- Alex Rincon (6-0, 5 KO) vs Joel Guevara (4-5-1, 3 KO), junior middleweights, 6 rounds