Vergil Ortiz Jr. to Challenge Serhii Bohachuk for WBC Interim 154-lb Title on August 10th

Vergil Ortiz Jr. to Challenge Serhii Bohachuk for WBC Interim 154-lb Title on August 10th

Vergil Ortiz Jr., with a perfect record of 21 wins and 21 knockouts, is set to face off against WBC interim 154-lb champion Serhii Bohachuk, with a record of 24 wins and 23 knockouts, on August 10th. The fight will be broadcasted on DAZN.

Taking place at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, the event will kick off at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on August 10th.

Bohachuk brings a strong technical prowess and experience to the ring, making him a formidable opponent for Ortiz. While both fighters are gearing up for what promises to be a tough battle, Bohachuk’s superior skills and amateur background may give him the edge if the fight turns into a boxing match, given Ortiz’s focus on pressure, volume, and power.

Although this matchup is a challenging one to call, Ortiz Jr. has yet to face top-tier competition in the Junior middleweight division, having scored quick victories in his two previous fights against Fredrick Lawson and Thomas Dulorme before moving up from 147 pounds earlier this year.

Despite the risks involved in giving Ortiz a title shot against a talent like Bohachuk without more buildup fights, Golden Boy Promotions is opting for a direct approach. Whether this decision pays off or not, it will undoubtedly be a learning experience for all involved.

Ortiz exudes confidence ahead of the bout, stating, “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.” If Ortiz manages to make it to the ring without any setbacks, this will mark his third fight of the year, a notable feat considering his past health issues.

Bohachuk showcased his skills in his recent victory over Brian Mendoza, the former WBC interim 154-lb champion, where he secured a unanimous decision win. Mendoza, who had previously lost to Tim Tszyu, proved to be a tough opponent that Bohachuk ultimately outclassed in their clash.

The upcoming fight promises to be an exciting and pivotal moment for both fighters, as they vie for supremacy in the ring on August 10th.

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