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OPEN MEDIA WORKOUT: Virgil Ortiz Jr. vs Antonio Orozco

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

“Relentless” Orozco.

(Full interviews on Facebook Page “Inside The Ring With

Manny Marrero and Sean Hicks”)

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

following Alex.

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

Antonio, TX!

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,, 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. and Follow on

Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing and @DAZN_USA.

  • Article written by:

  • Manuel “Hopper” Dominguez

  • @ManuelDStayTru

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