Vergil Ortiz-Samuel Vargas Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla

Welterweights Vergil Ortiz Jr. (15-0, 15 KOs) of Grand Prairie, Texas and Samuel Vargas (31-5-2, 14 KOs) of Bogota, Colombia held a press conference in Los Angeles to discuss their upcoming fight taking place Saturday March 28 at the Forum live on DAZN. Ortiz and Vargas will square off for the WBA Gold welterweight title.

“We don’t take anyone lightly. I work the hardest that’s the way we have to work with the Mamba mentality. Rest in Peace Kobe. Come March 28 it will be a very exciting fight. This fight come 3 days after my birthday, so I wont be eating cake. See you all out there,” Vergil Ortiz said.

“This is my time. I’m confident. It’s going to be a hell of a fight. Big venue calls for a big fight. Don’t miss it,” Sammy Vargas said.”

“Vergil is a contender now. Were looking for a big year. We are hoping to challenge for a world title but he has a big test in Sammy Vargas. He is a rough and tough veteran that has fought the best. This is going to be a big test,” VP of Golden Boy Promotions Eric Gomez said.

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  • The winner of this fight should fight Danny Garcia in a unification of WBA Gold & WBC Silver titles and then the winner of that can fight the winner of Mikey Garcia vs Jessie Vargas to unify the WBA Gold, WBC Silver and WBC Diamond belts and then become the #1 contender and mandatory to the WBA Interim title.

  • If they keep matching Ortiz with soft touches and predictable opponents, then he will have a rude awakening when he meets somebody as tough and as strong as he is. Ortiz doesn’t really have a skill set and just goes in there with seek and destroy mode mentality. One can be entertained by him, but I hear a lot of people going overboard like he’s the next big thing or something. I’d actually be surprised if he won a world title legitimately.

    • Orozco was a good test Chris. What I might agree is that Samuel Vargas is not a step forward or up, just the opposite. I belive Luis Collazo could have been better option

  • No matter where you are, take a second and research ‘Mamba mentality’ and listen to all the stories these professional athletes tell of 1 absolute standout. Kobe inspired everybody around him to work harder no matter how good you think you are.

  • I’m absolutely picking Ortiz to win this fight. Unless his ring walk costume is too heavy and takes away his legs. If that happens then all bets are off!

    • That’s an excellent point. Fighters need to now start posting pics of their walk out costumes prior to the fight. If it’s anything besides a robe, a towel or a t-shirt I’m betting on the other guy.

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