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Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Eimantas Stanionis: Odds, How to Watch Welterweight Title Bout

Gabriel Santiago
Gabriel Santiago@gps_onthemic
Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Eimantas Stanionis: Odds, How to Watch Welterweight Title Bout

Continuing a thrilling summer for boxing, the sport will next turn its eyes to the Lone Star State.

The WBA 'regular' welterweight title will be on the line this Saturday night (July 8) at AT&T Center in San Antonio when Vergil Ortiz Jr. (19-0, 19 KO) challenges Eimantas Stanionis (14-0, 9 KO). As Main event of a six-bout fight card, it will be a clash of unbeatens. Ortiz looks to continue his staggering run of 19 consecutive stoppage victories.

For all betting information, how to watch, fighter and full card details, read below:

Fight Odds

All Ortiz Jr.-Stanionis boxing odds via FanDuel Sportsbook

Moneyline

  • Ortiz Jr.: -400
  • Stanionis: +280

Will Fight Go the Distance?

  • Yes: +104
  • No: -132

Method Of Victory

  • Stanionis by Points or Decision: +490
  • Stanionis by KO/TKO: +800
  • Draw: +1600
  • Ortiz Jr. by Points or Decision: +185
  • Ortiz Jr. by KO/TKO: +125

Specific Round Betting for Ortiz Jr.-Stanionis is also available at FanDuel Sportsbook

How To Watch

DAZN will be streaming the bout from San Antonio, Texas. The overall event is slated to begin at 8 p.m. ET with main event ringwalks between Ortiz and Stanionis scheduled tentatively for 10 p.m. ET.

Fighter History

Vergil Ortiz Jr. is a native Texan with devastating knockout power amongst the welterweight circuit. Standing at 5-foot-10 with a reach of 70 inches, Ortiz will be the longer fighter against Stanionis. Ortiz is 25 years old and has held the WBO International welterweight title since 2021. As noted, Ortiz carries an astonishing professional 100% KO rate dating back to 2016.

Last August, he strapped up with then-undefeated Michael McKinson before handing him his first loss (via TKO). Ortiz is a menace in the ring, especially when fighting in his native state. Saturday's upcoming bout will be Ortiz' fourth consecutive fight in Texas.

Eimantas Stanionis will be a true underdog this weekend. He is smaller (5-foot-8/68-inch reach) than Ortiz, less powerful and has fought less recently. Born in Lithuania, Stanionis is almost 29 years old. He has had success internationally at the amateur level and still maintains an undefeated professional record despite taking a "No Contest" in August 2021 after an inadvertent headbutt gashed Luis Collazo.

Stanionis was last in action 15 months ago in April of 2022. That night, Stanionis (also fighting in Texas) edged out Radzhab Butaev for a split-decision victory. That earned him the WBA 'regular' welterweight title that will be up for grabs this Saturday against Ortiz. Stanionis will need to showcase active ring maneuverability in the squared circle versus the longer, heavy-handed Ortiz.

Full Card

  • Main Event: Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr. for WBA ‘regular’ welterweight title
  • Marlen Esparza vs. Gabriela Alaniz for WBA, WBC and WBO women’s world flyweight titles
  • Floyd Schofield vs. Haskell Rhodes; lightweight bout
  • Eric Tudor vs. Reggie Harris; super welterweight bout
  • Joseph Diaz vs. Jerry Perez; lightweight bout
  • Darius Fulgham vs. Jeremiah Curtright; light heavyweight bout

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