Vergil Ortiz vs Stanionis penciled for March 18th LEADS the welterweight division into a NEW ERA like Thurman vs Porter did post Mayweather vs Pacquiao.

Vergil Ortiz vs Eimantas Stanionis is penciled for March 18th. Two phenoms in a stacked and historically exciting lucrative welterweight division, will go down as not just an exiting bout, but an important bout which will lead the welterweight division into a new era just like former unified welterweight champion Keith Thurman vs 2x Welterweight champion Shawn Porter did post welterweight Icons Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao.

May vs Pac unfortunately did not live up to its hype which was promoted as “the fight of the century” and on top of that, both fighters which was on the twilights of their legendary career. The boxing world was looking for who would takeover or at least fill half the shoes of these titans. A welterweight showdown between two young and exciting fighters emerged at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, June 25th 2016, WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) at the time, edged Showtime Shawn Porter (26-2-1) at the time, in a unanimous-decision victory to retain his title Yet also Retain the hearts of the boxing fans which was let down by the lack entertainment value of May vs Pac. Thurman vs Porter was epic war that left a traditionally “hard to convince” New York crowd to a Standing ovation.


Currently the welterweight division showcases pound 4 pound unified champion Errol Spence and 3 division world champion and arguably regarded as pound 4 pound #1 Terence Crawford as the top dogs yet unfortunately the window of a potential Undisputed fight between the two is close to being shut. Both fighters have express moving to the junior middleweight division sooner than later which leaves the welterweight division up for grabs to potential exciting young hungry lions ready to take over. Which leads us to the March 18th showdown between Vergil Ortiz (19-0-19K.O) vs Eimantas Stanionis (14-0-9K.O) Regular WBA champion. Not only are both fighters dynamic young great talent but like they say in boxing “styles make fights,” and the style of both is what makes this fight a potential classic, just like we witnessed that summer night at the Barclays.

Ortiz vs Stanionis embarks the welterweight division into new era of a star studded Welterweight division which also includes who many believe is the most complete fighter in boxing since Roy Jones jr, Jaron Boots Ennis which will be fighting on the Gervonta Davis vs Hector Luis Garcia co main on January 7th vs Karen Chukhadzian for the interim IBF title. With Errol Spence potentially moving up and vacating his title. The interim IBF title holder will be elevated so as the winner of Ortiz vs Stanionis  (WBA). But Vergil Ortiz and Eimantas Stanionis has been ranked for quite sometime itching to get a shot which they might not get yet they will have the opportunity to carve their own legacy and create their own Baton.

March 18th the welterweight division will enter into a New era and the winner will lead the way. 

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