The upcoming fight between Vergil Ortiz Jr and Eimantas Stanionis has been slapped with a postponement again and has been rescheduled for July 8th at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
The event will be part of a pay per view that will be broadcasted on DAZN. The fight will be a duel between two undefeated fighters- Ortiz has 19 wins to his name, all by knockouts while Staniones has made 9 knockouts in his 14 wins.
Ortiz vs. Stanionis was originally scheduled for March 18th, but Staninones had to be operated on for appendicitis. It was rescheduled for April 29, but Ortiz suffered a bout of rhabdomyolysis and the match had to be postponed again.
Óscar De la Hoya had already announced Ortiz’s return in July a couple of weeks back.
“It’s very unfortunate that Vergil Ortiz got sick on us, but we wish him a speedy recovery,” De La Hoya had said during the William Zepeda vs Jaime Arboleda press conference in late April. “He’s on the verge of getting a lot better, and we will have him back sometime in July. We’re really looking forward to that. But, in the meantime, we have a very special card for you on Saturday night.” [H/T Bad Left Hook]