Vergil Ortiz Jr.(14-0, 14 KOs) will look to end the 2019 year with another spectacular knockout win when he defends his WBA Gold Welterweight Title against Brad "King" Solomon (28-1, 9 KOs) in a 12-round fight. The event will take place Friday, Dec. 13 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. and will be streamed live as part of fight season on DAZN.
"Fantasy Springs has a special place in my heart," said Vergil Ortiz Jr."I made my pro debut there in July 2016. Knowing I'm headlining there is motivating me to show my fans out there how much I have improved over the years. I'm also happy because an event like this shows that I'm on the right path. Everything is going as it should be. I've seen Brad Solomon's record. I've seen that he's beaten Adrian Granados and Ray Robinson, so you have to be pretty skilled to beat people like them. I don't know how this fight ends, but you can all expect a great fight."
"Vergil Ortiz Jr. is a great young prospect," said Brad Solomon. "It's going to be a good matchup. I've been out of the ring for about a year, so I have to come back and beat this young fighter. I have to show everyone in the welterweight division that I'm still here."
"We're absolutely proud of what Vergil Ortiz Jr. has been able to accomplish in his young career," said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. "That's why we're ending the year with him in an exciting main event fight on DAZN. The 147-pound division is one of the most competitive and popular divisions in boxing, so another knockout win will put this young talent on the path to very big fights in 2020."