Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Maurice Hooker live updates, results and highlights from the main card

Ortiz can get one step closer to landing a world title shot with a convincing victory over Hooker on Saturday night in Texas and live on DAZN.

For Vergil Ortiz Jr. to continue his upward trajectory toward a world championship, he'll need to pass his toughest test to date. Ortiz will clash with former junior welterweight world champion Maurice Hooker at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, and live on DAZN, on Saturday night.

The 22-year-old stud of a prospect has been perfect as a pro thus far, with all 16 of his victories coming by the way of knockout. If Ortiz is going to inch closer to a world title shot, defeating a veteran like Hooker might serve as the bridge — especially considering that "Mighty Mo" is a stablemate of WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford.

"Maurice Hooker, he’s probably the most dangerous fight to date in my career,” Ortiz told DAZN's Chris Mannix earlier in the week. “He’s 31 years old, he’s in his prime, he’s just moved up a weight. Some people take it as a bad thing but really he’s coming up to 147 for the first time — he’s not going to struggle with the weight."

Ortiz is coming off a seventh-round TKO of Samuel Vargas in July. Meanwhile, Hooker (27-1-3, 18 KOs) bounced back from his lone pro loss — a sixth-round TKO defeat to Jose Ramirez in July 2019 — with a first-round TKO of Uriel Perez in December of the same year.

Will Ortiz remain perfect and make his big statement yet or will Hooker assert some veteran guile to hand the rising star his first pro loss?

Follow DAZN News here for all the live updates, results and highlights from the Ortiz-Hooker main card, beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Maurice Hooker fight card

  • Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Maurice Hooker; Welterweight
  • Anabel Ortiz vs. Seniesa Estrada for Ortiz’s WBA Women’s Strawweight title
  • Luis Hernandez vs. Alex Martin; Junior Welterweight
  • George Rincon vs. Luis Solis; Junior Welterweight
  • Hector Valdez vs. Alberto Torres; Junior Featherweight
  • Tristan Kalkreuth def. Dustin Long by first-round KO; Cruiserweight

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