Vergil Ortiz Jr and Michael McKinson, ranked as No. 1 and No. 3 challengers of welterweights, respectively by the WBO, reached an agreement to box in 2022. This fight will be for the eliminatory of this weight category to know the next title contender.
Vergil Ortiz Jr is one of the great promises of boxing, because at 23 years of age he has an undefeated record in 18 professional fights, winning all of them by knockout. His resume reflects victories over very good fighters like Egidijus Kavaliauskas, Maurice Hooker and Antonio Orozco, all in the welterweight category, where he is the main challenger for the WBO.
Michael McKinson is a boxer who at 27 years of age is undefeated in 21 fights, although unlike Ortiz, only has won 2 of them by fast track. McKinson has also faced good fighters like Przemyslaw Runowski and Chris Kongo.