The official media day workout for the upcoming Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs Antonio Orozco
fight took place today at the Irving Police Athletic League. The event started out
with local Duncanville, TX, standout amateur Tristan Kalkreuth stepping into the
ring. The 17-year-old will be making his first official entry into the paid ranks after
amassing over 100 amateur fights with only one defeat. LongLiveBoxing caught up
with Tristan. We’ll share a few quotes from him, George Rincon and Antonio
On his physical state.
“Feeling great we finished training camp strong! We’ve been recovering got it
done and I’m ready!”
Any nerves fighting what’s basically at home?
“No. It’s normal. I’ve been to big stages so it’s just another walk in the park. I’ve
been across seas for the World Games, the ones held in Budapest. Also been to
National tournaments the qualifiers. I won a couple. I was three-time national
champion I won three straight. And I won Nationals in different areas.”
Up next in the squared circle, representing Carrollton, was 7-0 George Rincon.
On the quick turnaround having just fought in June.
“This is the kind of pace that I was looking for, especially starting out with Golden
Boy (Promotions) last year, this will be my 3 rd fight this year hopefully get another
one this year. Name of the game. Fight train. Fight train. I’m ready for whatever!”
On fighting close to home, Carrollton.
“Feels great to be back home, it’s a big boost. We start our training camps here
and we end up in DC where my manager Lamont Roach Sr is at the NO EXCUSE
GYM in Maryland. We go over there and finish camp. So it’s real nice to come
back here. This is my gym, this is home!”
Fighting alongside his brother Alex Rincon.
“It’s great the only bad thing is that usually one is up fighting and the other one
can’t really watch each other fight. That’s the only thing. But it’s good to be
training side by side pushing each other and just making sure we are ready for the
fight.” Georges brother Alex Rincon (6-0 5KOs) hit the ring next.
Austins Travell " Black Magic Mazion (14-0 12KOs) danced his way on the squared circle
Hector Tanajara (17-0 5KOs) showcased his moves to classic Mexican corridos!
On deck was Joshua “El Profesor” Franco (15-1-1 7KOs) hailing form the 210 San
Francos opponent for the third time, Oscar Negrete (18-2-1 7KOs) followed. The
series for Oscar stands 0-1-1 in favor of Franco.
Main eventer Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (28-1 17KOs) was next. The first thing
he wanted to address was this Texas heat!
“Feeling great but this Texas heat is no joke” said the sunshine state residence
where the weather stays nice!
Finally, last but not least, local talent Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0 13KOs) walked up much
to the applause of fans in attendance!
Fight takes place Saturday August 10 th , at The Theatre in Grand Prairie brought to
you by Golden Boy Promotions available exclusively on streaming app DAZN.
Tickets for Ortiz vs Orozco are on sale and priced at $125, $75, $50, and $30, plus
applicable taxes, fees and service charges. Tickets were purchased at
goldeboytickets.com, AXS.com, by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX (888-929-7849), and at
The Theatre at Grand Prairie Box Office.
Ortiz Orozco is a 12 round fight for the WBA Gold Welterweight Title presented by
Golden Boy promotions in association and sponsored by Tecate “THE OFFICIAL
BEER OF BOXING.” And Hennessey “Never Stop, Never Settle.” For more
information, visit www. Goldenboypromotions.com and DAZN.com. Follow on
Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing and @DAZN_USA.
Article written by:
Manuel “Hopper” Dominguez