Eimantas Stanionis Possibly In Line To Face Vergil Ortiz Jr Next!

WBA Regular Champ Eimantas Stanionis May Be Next For Vergil Ortiz

Collage of Vergil Ortiz and Eimantas Stanionis
Vergil Ortiz | Eimantas Stanionis

WBA Title Eliminator Pits Eimantas Stanionis vs Vergil Ortiz Jr

With WBA #1 ranked welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr (19-0, 19KO) taking out #10 ranked contender Michael McKinson (22-1, 2KO) in the organization’s title eliminator, the “regular” champion Eimantas Stanionis may be Ortiz’ next challenge!

Prior to his win over McKinson, the Texas fighter had to endure questions of doubt from fans and pundits if he is operating at full capacity. Annoyed by this inquiry, Ortiz called it stupid to doubt him and feels he is ready for a title shot now!


Typically, with any other sanctioning body this means Ortiz could become the mandatory challenger to face unified champion Errol Spence Jr or WBO champion Terence Crawford provided the fight for undisputed takes place.

On the contrary, the WBA’s super champion does not fight mandatory challengers. That is the responsibility of the “regular” champion. Via belt consolidation is when the organization orders a fight between their two champions. Therefore, Ortiz vs Stanionis may have a better chance of happening than Ortiz vs Spence.

As it pertains to Ortiz vs Crawford, the WBO simply needs to mandate the fight. An order they have been reluctant to make since the opportunity of a Spence vs Crawford undisputed clash is closer to materializing than it has in the past.

Nonetheless, money has a way of making things happen (and not happen). Ortiz mentioned he wants to get back in the ring sooner rather than later. Stay tuned to 3kingsboxing.com to find out what challenge he will be up against next!

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By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."