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Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson Odds: Ortiz Jr. Given 93% Chance to Defeat McKinson

A welterweight championship bout between two undefeated fighters is slated for Saturday in one of the most intriguing matchups of the summer. Vergil Ortiz Jr. will take on Michael McKinson for what should be a terrific fight. Johnny Covers breaks it down.
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Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson Odds: Ortiz Jr. Given 93% Chance to Defeat McKinson

Hosted in its entirety on streaming service DAZN, a welterweight championship bout between two undefeated fighters is slated for Saturday in one of the most intriguing matchups of the summer. Vergil Ortiz Jr., who has so far knocked out all 18 of his opponents, will take on Michael McKinson for what should be a terrific fight.

Originally supposed to go down earlier this year before Ortiz Jr. fell ill with Covid, the fight was rescheduled for Saturday and has finally all but arrived. Let’s take a closer look at both fighters, and one where the odds are flowing ahead of Saturday's showdown in Texas.

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Michael McKinson Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • When: August 6, 2022,
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
  • Where: Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Where to Watch: DAZN

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Vergil Ortiz Jr. (18-0, 18 KOs)

Turning professional in 2016, Ortiz Jr. has quickly ascended the welterweight ranks as he comes into this fight a perfect 18-0, all 18 ending inside the distance. The current WBO International and WBA Gold welterweight champion, Ortiz Jr. has finished all four title fights inside eight rounds. 

He’s also extremely active, having fought four times since 2019, making wear-down a concern heading into this fight, despite being the massive favorite. The last time we saw him in the ring was his WBO title defense last August, an eight-round fight that was the longest of his young career thus far. 

Michael McKinson (22-0, 2 KOs)

As for Ortiz Jr’s opponent, while he hasn’t fought much in the way of high-level opponents, he also comes into his fight with a perfect record of 22-0. Only twice, however, has McKinson ended a professional fight inside of the distance, with his last coming in November 2017 vs. Colin Lynes. 

Having fought almost exclusively in England, this will be McKinson’s just second fight in the United States, his first a decision win over Alex Martin in March. While his run has been impressive, he is taking a major step up in this fight against an opponent in Ortiz Jr. who many see not just as the future of this weight class, but the future of the sport of boxing. 

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Michael McKinson Odds

These odds re-opened with Ortiz Jr. the heavy favorite at -1000, with McKinson coming in around +650 across the board. As fight night has approached in Texas, we’ve seen these odds balloon even more with Ortiz Jr. now as high as -1800 (DraftKings), and McKinson coming in around +800 across the board. 

For those looking to back the favorite, the best number available is currently at William Hill (-1400), while underdog backers would be best suited to head to FanDuel, which is currently offering a +880.

Click here to see the latest betting odds for Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Michael McKinson

FighterOddsImplied Odds
Vergil Ortiz Jr.-140093%
Michael McKinson+88010%

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Johnny has been covering the sports betting markets and handicapping games for the better part of the past decade. Along the way, he has written for publications such as All-In Magazine, Blitz Predict, FantasyPros, Betting Pros, Sportsbook Review, and most recently, OddsChecker. In addition to giving out picks on Twitter, Johnny is the host of the podcast The Daily Sports Bet -- a 10 minute or less listen with actionable insights and no fluff or BS. Starting the podcast in June, he closed out 2021 up 26 units with a winning percentage of 55%.

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