10th December 2023

With Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford lastly able to face each other on July 29, boxing’s welterweight division has grow to be a sizzling spot. The assorted contenders inside it are that undisputed welterweight title struggle and need the winner. In San Antonio, two fighters look to face out.

Eimantas Stanionis defends the WBA (Common) welterweight title in opposition to Vergil Ortiz Jr. on July 8. The struggle is within the AT&T Heart in San Antonio and can air reside on DAZN.

Stanionis turned professional in 2017 and has received 9 fights through knockout. He final competed in April 2022 by beating Radzhab Butaev for the WBA (common) belt. The gifted Ortiz has a 100% knock-out-to-win charge. Since 2021, he has overwhelmed the likes of Maurice Hooker, Egidijus Kavaliauskas, and Michael McKinson, all contenders in some unspecified time in the future.

There’s loads of strain on the 25-year-old Ortiz, thought of the way forward for the game. Nevertheless, the Texas-born fighter is greater than as much as the problem.

WATCH: Eimantas Stanionis vs Vergil Ortiz Jr., reside on DAZN

Can Ortiz reside as much as the hype and transfer in the direction of the likes of Spence or Crawford, or will Stanionis finish his parade earlier than it may possibly start? The Sporting Information is right here to present some perception on tips on how to guess on this welterweight struggle.

Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr. betting odds

In Canada, per Sports activities Interplay, Vergil Ortiz Jr. is the -400 favourite, whereas Eimantas Stanionis is the +276 underdog.

Per Caesars, Vergil Ortiz Jr. is the -410 favourite, whereas Eimantas Stanionis is the +320 underdog.

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Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr. betting developments

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Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr. predictions, finest bets

Will probably be the final word check for Ortiz, however he is grow to be used to dealing with elite fighters over the previous few years.

Going through former world champion Maurice Hooker, Ortiz landed 143 of 392 photographs (36.5%), leaving his opponent to muster 21.5% of their offense. Ortiz landed 47 jabs, and 41.5% of his energy photographs related. In opposition to former world title challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas, Ortiz landed 148 of 389 punches (38%), with Kavaliauskas solely touchdown 19.2% of his blows. Ortiz landed 79 jabs to go along with 54% of his energy photographs connecting in a struggle by which he dropped Kavaliauskas to the ground 5 occasions.

A key theme in these fights, the place Ortiz appears to be getting higher, is his insistence on urgent ahead, damaging the physique with hooks, jabs, and uppercuts. Whereas he appeared rusty to begin his struggle in opposition to Michael McKinson, he listened to his crew and inflicted injury as time went on.

Stanionis isn’t any stroll within the park. Whereas the present WBA (Common) champion fought Luis Collazo to a no-contest, an unintentional conflict of heads halted an excellent efficiency by the previous. The Lithuanian out-landed Collazo by 54 punches by way of 4, urgent ahead to break the attention of the previous WBA welterweight champion.

In opposition to Radzhab Butaev, Stanionis had a 37% join charge in comparison with 19% by his opponent. He used his jab to punish Butaev and landed 42% of his energy punches.

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The struggle might go both approach, however former Ortiz coach Robert Garcia believes he has what it takes to take down Stanionis.

“Stanionis is a superb fighter, however Vergil is simply one thing else,” Garcia stated to ESNEWS through DAZN.

“Vergil is simply a type of children that is not solely excellent in boxing however mentally and bodily unstoppable, unbeatable. It is not going to be a simple struggle, however Vergil is simply too robust.”

Ortiz should stay wholesome earlier than the bout. His previous few fights, together with a deliberate conflict in opposition to Stanionis earlier this 12 months, have been affected by rhabdomyolysis.

If all the pieces is so as, Ortiz might outclass Stanionis within the later rounds. Choosing the right time to strike whereas offering strain, Ortiz is able to make a press release.

Sporting Information prediction: Ortiz through TKO (spherical eight)

When is Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr.?

The Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Eimantas Stanionis card begins at Eight p.m. ET. This is how that interprets to totally different timezones globally:

Area Date Major Card Begin Time Major Occasion Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday, July 8 Eight p.m. ET 11 p.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, July 8 5 p.m. PT 8 p.m. PT
UK and Eire Sunday, July 9 1 a.m. BST four p.m. BST
Australia Sunday, July 9 10 a.m. AEST 1 p.m. AEST

How you can watch Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr.

Area TV channel Dwell streaming
Canada   DAZN
UK and Eire DAZN 1 HD DAZN
Australia   DAZN

The Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr. struggle card can be accessible through DAZN.

WATCH: Eimantas Stanionis vs Vergil Ortiz Jr., reside on DAZN

Now accessible as a Sky channel, DAZN 1 HD is unique to Sky.

Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr. worth: How a lot does the cardboard price?

  • DAZN month-to-month subscription: $19.99 on a 12-month contract or $24.99 month-to-month in U.S. / $24.99 per thirty days in Canada / £9.99 within the U.Ok. on a 12-month contract or £19.99 month-to-month / 13.99 AUD
  • DAZN annual subscription: $224.99 in U.S., $199.99 in Canada, £99.99 within the U.Ok.

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