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Ringside Report: Canelo vs GGG 2- The Undercard

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Ringside Report: Canelo vs GGG 2- The Undercard

 

In an effort to increase exposure for the young talented fighters from 360 and Golden Boy Promotions, the non-televised card was loaded with fighters that look to be considered “next.”

This card was offered as a bonus for those with traditional cable and was also provided in the form of a free stream in order to maximize exposure.

Non-PPV Main Event: Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Roberto Ortiz

Vergil Ortiz Jr. (10-0) faced Roberto Ortiz (35-2-2) as the main fight leading up to the pay per view. Vergil showed fans why Golden Boy Promotions is so high on him. In the first, Vergil landed a left hook to the body and head which Roberto cleary did not like. In the second, it was more Vergil Ortiz but this time he switched up the attack and landed a huge right hand to score the first knockdown of the night. Vergil was being very patient, and chose not to jump on him and instead kept boxing his foe. The second knockdown came after Vergil landed a right to the body and then a left hook upstairs. Roberto Ortiz got up but referee Jay Nay felt that he absorbed too much punishment and stopped the fight. Vergil Ortiz Jr. has his 11th victory and a bright future ahead of him.

Non-PPV Co-Main Event: Alexis Rocha vs. Carlos Ortiz

Alexis Rocha (11-0) faced Carlos Ortiz (10-2).  In the begining, you could tell that Ortiz looked as though he just wanted to survive the fight. Rocha's left hook opened up Ortiz's right eye in the first round. Rocha fought smart, did not take any big risks and boxed his way to a unanimous decision.  

Brian Ceballo vs. David Thomas

Brian Ceballo (4-0) had the opening bout with Davis Thomas (6-3-1). Ceballo has gained momentum from the performances he has had on the Hollywood Fight Night cards to earn him a spot on this card. Brian made quick work of Davis Thomas in the form of a TKO in the second round. His pressure and combinations were really the key to the victory.

Honorable Mention:

Jaba Khositashvili won a unanimous decision victory over Lawrence King,  who is trained by Coach Henry (Father of Ryan Garcia).  

There is absolutely no reason fight fans should not be excited for these young fighters that are coming up. They all want to be in the position that the main event guys are in but it all starts with making a name for themselves and taking advantage of these great opportunities. Saturday afternoon, they did exactly that and for those who arrived early to the T-Mobile arena, they were treated to some exciting fights and a look into the future of these two promotion companies.

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York City, Abe grew up in a family who were and still are die-hard boxing fans. He started contributing boxing articles to NYF in 2017. Abe through his hard work, has made his way up the ranks and is now the editor at NYFights. He is also a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA).