Eimantas Stanionis and Vergil Ortiz Jr. are set to face off on June 8th, 2023, at the AT&T Centre in San Antonio, Texas.
The two undefeated fighters were initially scheduled to fight on March 18th, 2023. However, Stanionis had to pull out due to an emergency appendectomy.
Thereafter, the bout was penciled in for April 29th, 2023. But this time around, Ortiz Jr. was unable to proceed because of rhabdomyolysis.
SHOWDOWN IN TEXAS 😤@E_Stanionis puts his title on the line against @VergilOrtiz, July 8 on https://t.co/FoiaUucafv 🔥#StanionisOrtiz pic.twitter.com/aObkhMLJm9
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) May 15, 2023
With that being said, the fight offers much. Both fighters know that victory would put them in line to face either Terence Crawford or Errol Spence Jr. if the latter two cannot make their undisputed fight.
And in the process, one fighter would also lose their unbeaten record and go back to the drawing board.
Social Media Reaction
forgot about this one
Should be a real cracka🥊
— Vandah (@gbongs13) May 15, 2023
Stanionis will wipe the floor with ortiz
— godlyarm (@godlyarm) May 15, 2023
hoping it stays 🙏🏽🙏🏽
— cgar (@boi99996) May 15, 2023