Vergil Ortiz steps up to fight Tim Tszyu in August

Super-welterweight contender Vergil Ortiz Jr. (21-0, 21 KOs) anticipates a tactical showdown with Tim Tszyu (24-1, 17 KOs), despite coming off an emphatic first-round knockout victory.

The pair will collide on an Amazon Prime pay-per-view card, taking place at the BMO Stadium, Los Angeles, on August 3.

After stopping gatekeeper Thomas Dulorme with a sickening body shot in the first round of their bout last Saturday, Ortiz Jr offers some thoughts ahead of his next outing.

Speaking with Sean Zittel, the 26-year-old Texan said: “My advantage is that I’m able to adapt to whatever you throw at me; I can find the best solutions really fast; I have a high IQ.

“People think I’m just a come forward fighter. That’s up to them – I really don’t care. I know what I am, and what I do best is improvise.


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