Golden Boy Promotions presents Vergel Ortiz Jr. vs Michael "The Problem" McKinson
Knockout sensation and the pride of Grand Prairie, Texas, Vergil Ortiz, Jr. (18-0, 18 KOs), will make his grand return to the ring, taking on top-10 ranked, undefeated welterweight contender Michael "The Problem" McKinson (22-0, 2 KOs) of Portsmouth, Great Britain.
Ortiz Jr. boasts a perfect knockout undefeated record and is considered one of the most exciting fighters in the welterweight division. Ortiz, Jr. was last seen in the ring in a TKO victory against world title contender Egidijus "Mean Machine" Kavaliauskas in August 2021. In addition, he has faced and won against some of the toughest fighters in the division, knocking out contenders like Antonio "Relentless" Orozco, Brad "King" Solomon, and Maurice "Mighty Mo" Hooker.
Ranked as one of the top 10 best welterweights in the world, McKinson is an undefeated fighter ready to face any contender in the division. The 27-year-old made his U.S. debut on March 19, defeating Alex "Chi-Town Heat" Martin. He has enjoyed an accomplished career, capturing titles including the WBC International Silver Welter Title and the WBO European and Global Welter titles.