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Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Michael McKinson Odds, Picks & How to Watch

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Aug 1, 2022 · 1:44 PM PDT

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Michael McKinson
Vergil Ortiz Jr., in red corner, lands a right on Samuel Vargas during their bout at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on July 24, 2020. Ortiz Jr. remains undefeated with a record of 16-0 (16KOs). Mg 7499
  • Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Michael McKinson goes Saturday, August 6th at 9 PM EST
  • Ortiz Jr. is a gargantuan favorite heading into the fight at Dickies Arena
  • Check out the Ortiz Jr. vs McKinson odds, analysis, and predictions, below

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson goes Saturday at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, and broadcasts on DAZN. The former is a gigantic favorite over the latter in the Ortiz Jr. vs McKinson betting odds, priced at -1800.

Let’s analyze the Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Michael McKinson odds via DraftKings Sportsbook as we provide our best bet for the bout.

Ortiz Jr. vs McKinson Odds

Fighter Odds
Vergil Ortiz Jr. -1800
Michael McKinson +800

Odds as of August 1st via DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

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This fight pits a pair of undefeated pugilists against one another and someone’s 0 has got to go Saturday night.

These two were supposed to clash earlier this year and are now following through on that previous bout cancellation.

Vergil Ortiz Jr.’s Betting Outlook vs McKinson

Ortiz Jr. is seen as one of the most exciting 147-pounders on the planet today.

It has been close to a full year since he has competed and he is ready to get in there and show out against McKinson.

Ortiz Jr. has a one hundred percent finishing rate and is one of the few high-level fighters in the sport who has stopped all of his opponents. No one has ever got past eight rounds with him as a professional pugilist.

The WBO international welterweight champion last beat a former world title challenger and Ortiz Jr. looks to keep carving out a path until he garners world title accolades himself.

Ortiz Jr. vs McKinson Recent Fights

Ortiz Jr.
VS
McKinson
Egidijus Kavaliauskas, win via TKO Fight 1 Alex Martin, win via UD
Maurice Hooker, win via KO Fight 2 Przemyslaw Runowski, win via UD
Samuel Vargas, win via KO Fight 3 Chris Kongo, win via UD
Brad Solomon, win via KO Fight 4 Martin Harkin, win via UD

With a statement win here, it shouldn’t be long before Ortiz Jr. starts getting lined up with names like Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr.

The 24-year-old phenom looks to notch yet another title defense in the coming days and takes on an intriguing foe with an experience advantage.

Michael McKinson’s Betting Outlook vs Ortiz Jr.

McKinson is more of a defensive-minded, speedy fighter who adds in just a touch of awkwardness to his style to gel everything together.

The WBO Global welterweight champion certainly does not carry himself like a massive underdog and ‘The Problem’ sees himself as one of Ortiz Jr.’s stiffest tests to date.

McKinson is a savvy southpaw, but he is almost diametrically opposed to Ortiz Jr. in the context of having one of the lowest finishing rates in the sport overall.

The physiques are fairly similar with both men having matching reaches.

Ortiz Jr. vs McKinson Tale of the Tape

Ortiz Jr.
VS
McKinson
18-0 Record 22-0
18 Knockouts 2
5’10 Height 5’9
70″ Reach 70″
Orthodox Stance Southpaw

Ortiz Jr. vs McKinson Prediction

This prizefight is scheduled for twelve rounds and I foresee this one ending by way of stoppage.

Going with a prop bet on this contest not going the distance presents strong value. I also think a prop bet on Ortiz Jr. winning via KO or TKO is a strong one to go with for this Saturday’s fistic fireworks.

The stylistic considerations of McKinson being so evasive and tricky leads me to believe the stoppage will come in the mid to later rounds. I think a group round betting prop on Ortiz Jr winning between rounds 7-9 presents the best value in that regard.

Pick: Vergil Ortiz Jr. (-1800)

 

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