Vergil Ortiz Jr. calls out Tim Tszyu after obliterating Fredrick Lawson

By scottbells - 01/07/2024 - Comments

Vergil Ortiz Jr. (20-0, 20 KOs) wants a title shot next against unbeaten WBO junior middleweight champion Tim Tszyu (24-0, 17 KOs) after making quick work of Fredrick Lawson (30-4, 22 KOs) by a first round knockout on Saturday night at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas in Las Vegas. Credit:

When asked when he wants to fight Tszyu, Ortiz said he’ll fight him tomorrow if he can, and he is willing to fly to Australia to face him in his home country.

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Tszyu has big power, and it would be a massive step up in class for the 25-year-old Ortiz Jr. from what he had to deal with tonight against the 34-year-old Lawson, who landed just four punches in the entire fight.

Ortiz Jr’s return spoiled by quick stoppage

It’s not that Vergil Jr. was hard to hit. It was the quick stoppage by referee Tony Weeks, who jumped in right away after Lawson was backed against the ropes.

If Weeks had waited another 15 seconds, there wouldn’t have been any controversy because Lawson’s goose was cooked, and he wasn’t going to escape his predicament. He was trapped against the ropes and not throwing anything back while Ortiz Jr. was shelling him with heavy artillery.

“I didn’t think it was going to be that early. I never predict knockouts. It was going to get ugly. It was getting ugly really quick,” said Vergil Ortiz Jr. to the media following his first round knockout win over Fredrick Lawson on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

“Let’s go tomorrow,” said Vegil about being ready to continue fighting. “This is a sport where we want to prove that we’re the best, that we’re the strongest, that we’re the best fighters. That’s what fighters are supposed to do.

“I don’t fear anyway. I’ll fight anyone, anywhere, anytime. So, if we got to go to Australia, I’m down,” said Ortiz about his willingness to travel to the home country of WBO junior middleweight champion Tim Tszyu to fight him,” said Ortiz Jr.

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