Sources: Ortiz-Stanionis set for July 8th in San Antonio

After having the bout rescheduled multiple times, Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Eimantas Stanionis will face each other on July 8th in San Antonio, at the AT&T Center. This bout will be for the WBA welterweight championship. This bout was last scheduled to take place on April 29th, but Ortiz suffered a case of rhabdomyolysis to postpone the bout to its new date.

Ortiz (19-0, 19 KOs) is the top contender in the WBA rankings and aspires to take the title from Stanionis in his home state. The native of Grand Prairie, Texas has been waiting for an opportunity for a fight of this magnitude since his victory over Egidijius Kavaliauskas in 2021. At 25 years old he is one of the hottest young fighters in the sport, and a victory could solidify a spot in the top five in the division.

For Stanionis (14-0, 9 KOs), it is another spot where he proves himself in a high stakes fight. Last year, he defeated Radzhab Butaev in Arlington, Texas to become the WBA welterweight champion. The Lithuanian has wins over Justin Deloach-Dock and Thomas Dulorme which got him to the position to fight for the WBA title, and now he has his first defense against Ortiz who will be his second straight unbeaten opponent.

Ortiz-Stanionis will be the feature bout in San Antonio which will also have unbeaten lightweight standout Floyd Schofield, Jr. on the card. Schofield (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Jesus Valentin on April 22nd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The 20 year old is getting a lot of attention as he has been in the ring six times in a span of fourteen months. A bout in July will mark his third in 2023.

Floyd Schofield will be added to the card headlined by Vergil Ortiz Jr. versus Eimantas Stanionis. Photo by James Bell

More details on this card will come within the next few weeks.


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