Bohachuk-Ortiz lands at Mandalay Bay

The fight between WBC interim super welterweight champion Serhii “El Flaco” Bohachuk (24-1, 23 KOs) and Vergil Ortiz Jr. (21-0, 21 KOs) will take place at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 10, broadcast worldwide on DAZN.

Vergil Ortiz Jr: “This fight is the fight that solidifies me as a top 154 fighter. This is also the fight that shows everyone that nothing has changed: I am still one of the best fighters in the world.”

Serhii Bohachuk: “I fought hard to win the WBC interim world title and now i am looking to defend this title for my goal of becoming the ultimate world champion. I know Vergil Ortiz, he is a very tough competitor, but on August 10 I will show that I am the best in the division.”

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    • That’s a very bold prediction. We’ll see…….
      I have to disagree about Ortiz being
      overrated. That kid can really rip. Cast iron
      hands. Imagine taking a few of his body
      shots. Ouch!

      • idk man hes gotten 2 rounds in & hasnt really stepped in the ring with a legit contender should be interesting regardless

  • Although he may receive some challenges, Ortiz (Jr.) will earn a TKO victory and later start looking for Fundora.

    I wonder if Ortiz will eventually move to 160 because this weight seems more like his natural weight. I hope to see Ortiz put in several rounds because he experienced plenty of early rounds. I anticipate Ortiz will catch punches, and this will give me a chance to see how he reacts to getting hit. At 154, Ortiz may get challenged before earning his TKO7 victory.

    Not sure about the status/duration of Tszyu’s medical condition.

  • Points taken, Eman; I just don’t have trust in guys that don’t adapt and just try to run everybody over. You saw Gary Antuanne Russel fall short a couple weeks ago, Navarrette as well. Fighters like Chavez St, Hagler, Pryor were pressure fighters but were boxer punchers, and moved their heads, those are the best type of fighters, INHMO. It should be a good fight to watch, nonetheless.

  • I ran into Bohachuk and his wife at a Starbucks in California. In his street clothes he doesn’t even look like a fighter, but in the ring he’s one tough dude. He gave Mendoza such a beating in his last fight, I still can’t believe Mendoza’s corner didn’t stop it.

  • Great stylistic matchup. We will see a different side on each fighter because they have to adapt. Ortiz is going to find out about himself, especially if he has to dig deep. If Serhil is not on his a game and admires his own work after combos, it will be a quick night.

  • Well, this will be Ortiz’s biggest fight to date. I think Ortiz is at a stage in his career that he should of crossed a couple years ago, but his health prevented it. There are still questions about him. Bohachuk has a pretty decent roster of fights. I would say better than Ortiz. He has a big win over a tough Mendoza, but a knockout loss to Brandon Adams, who is no slouch, but not a huge knockout guy. Ortiz may be able to answer those questions in August. I’m going with Ortiz on this one, but his performance will tell if he has the goods to be a force at 154 or even 160.

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