Vergil Ortiz Believes He Is In Perfect Physical Condition
Vergil Ortiz (18-0, 18 KOs) is optimistic that his serious illness is now officially behind him. Now, he is looking forward to getting back in the ring and do what he does best.
The welterweight contender was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, a serious medical condition that caused him to be to be hospitalized. However, he now believes that that time has passed, and he can look forward to fight without any setbacks.
Ortiz was schedule to fight against Michael McKinson in March, but he had to withdraw from it because of his dangerous illness. The 24-year-old is set to return to action on August 6. The bout will be against McKinson, five months after their abandoned bout.
The American said in his recent interview that he hasn’t felt as good as he does now in a long time. Ortiz further states that the overtraining in his fight before the McKinson fight was what declined his physical condition.
“My body feels amazing right now,” Ortiz told Fight Hub TV. “We took some time off after having [rhabdomyolysis]. We took it slow this time. Even training back at home, we didn’t treat it as a camp.”
“I’ve been in the gym this whole time,” Ortiz continued. “If you think about it, that was like the main problem. October all the way to March – that’s really why the problem happened. Like I said we were still perfecting technique. I don’t feel any ring rust. We’ve been staying ready.”