For Oscar De La Hoya, the Golden Boy stable is largely inhabited by those with the where-with-all in how to maneuver with media outlets, possessing the gift of gab, and the natural appeal that enacts them as a lightning rod to propel and push their business to the forefront as one of the most marketable stables.
There is one fighter however under their umbrella that can be looked at as the complete antithesis of their set norm, as he is a relatively quiet, humble, old school show up to work, lunch-pale kind of guy, who is arguably their 2nd best fighter under Golden Boy today, that being super prospect, and #5 WBA Junior-Welterweight contender 🇺🇸Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0-0, 13KO). At only 21 years of age, he has showcased refined skill that far supersedes his time in the pro ranks, and a maturity level of someone in their 30’s, and is looking to be moved the proper way as he ascends up the ranks, and letting his fists to the talking for him and earning his keep before stepping into the limelight. He will face his stiffest test of his young pro career against a solid, promising contender who is looking to bounce back after a setback.
Mexico’s 🇲🇽Antonio Orozco (28-1-0, 17KO) is a solid brawler/puncher who is ranked #10 by the WBC sanctioning body. He is 2 fights removed from his only shot at a World Title to date in his thriller of a contest against now-unified WBC/WBO Junior-Welterweight Champion 🇺🇸Jose Carlos Ramirez that took place in September of 2018. Despite the high octane level of action that was sustained throughout the 12 rounds, Ramirez further proved his elite status in this division by dominating Orozco to a wide decision and playing a pivotal role in producing a fan-friendly fight. Orozco was shown to have limited dimensions in the contest, evidenced by his inability to adapt away from the game-plan that wasn’t working against Ramirez, not being able to give him any different looks. Often times losses serve as great learning experiences, and it gave Orozco and his camp something to look at on tape in efforts to correct.
For Orozco, a win against someone with the talent of Ortiz would immediately propel him back to the top of the ranks for a Title shot, and for Ortiz, this would undoubtedly fast-track him to garnering real acclaim in the boxing world, and pushing him one step closer to his dream of becoming a World Champion. Tune into DAZN on Saturday, 🗓️August 10th to catch 2 integral parts of a Junior-Welterweight division that is currently on fire, and producing some of the best Combat in the sport as of late, with some of the best collection of talent atop the division as there has been in years.