Vergil Ortiz Is PISSED OFF… His Fight Is Scrapped



Vergil Ortiz Is PISSED OFF… His Fight Is Scrapped

11-0 hitter Vergil Ortiz Jr from Texas was looking forward to leaving his mark on the East Coast, with a slot on the Saturday undercard of the event topped by Canelo Alvarez v Rocky Fielding at MSG.

Ortiz in the late morning found out his fight was scrapped. This after we learned David Lemieux was dehydrated and his fight with Tureano Johnson was cancelled….

Ortiz Jr explained on Twitter:

I messaged the commission, seeking clarity. Spokesman Lee Park responded:

“We cannot discuss particulars of any fighter’s medical status. However, Mr. Ortiz’ opponent (Omar Tienda) submitted an approved ophthalmologic exam as per NYS rules prior to the fight. He also underwent a full and complete physical today and was authorized to box tomorrow. Mr. Ortiz is medically disqualified as he failed to meet the NYS minimum requirements for licensure.”


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