Eimantas Stanionis and Vergil Ortiz Jr. are both finally ready to return to the ring and will face off for the former’s WBA (regular) welterweight title on July 8.
The fight takes place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio and will air live on DAZN.
A Golden Gloves silver medalist in 2016, Ortiz made his pro debut later that year. In 2021, the talented Texan scored stoppage wins over former champion Maurice Hooker and former world title challenger Egidijus Kavaliaus. His last bout was in August 2022 against Michael McKinson, who he also stopped inside schedule.
A 2015 European Championships gold medalist, the 28-year-old Stanionis turned pro in 2017. The Lithuanian has won nine fights via knockout. He last competed in April 2022, when he defeated Radzhab Butaev for the WBA (regular) belt.
Ortiz, 25, was supposed to fight Stanionis in March, but the latter backed out due to an appendectomy. The fight was then booked for April, but Ortiz backed out after suffering from rhabdomyolysis, something he has experienced before. Now, the pair look to make up for lost time.
The winner of this bout could be the next contender for the upcoming undisputed welterweight title fight between Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford.
Here is all you need to know ahead of Stanionis vs Ortiz Jr., from time, channel, updated odds, card, and more.
When is Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr.?
The Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Eimantas Stanionis card begins at 8 p.m. ET. Here’s how that translates to different timezones globally:
|Region||Date||Main Card Start Time||Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)|
|USA and Canada (ET)||Saturday, July 8||8 p.m. ET||11 p.m. ET|
|USA and Canada (PT)||Saturday, July 8||5 p.m. PT||8 p.m. PT|
|UK and Ireland||Sunday, July 9||1 a.m. BST||4 p.m. BST|
|Australia||Sunday, July 9||10 a.m. AEST||1 p.m. AEST|
How to watch Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr.
|Region||TV channel||Live streaming|
|UK and Ireland||DAZN 1 HD||DAZN|
The Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr. fight card will be available via DAZN.
Now available as a Sky channel, DAZN 1 HD is exclusive to Sky.
Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr. price: How much does the card cost?
- DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99 on a 12-month contract or $24.99 month-to-month in U.S. / $24.99 per month in Canada / £9.99 in the U.K. on a 12-month contract or £19.99 month-to-month / 13.99 AUD
- DAZN annual subscription: $224.99 in U.S., $199.99 in Canada, £99.99 in the U.K.
Where is Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr.?
The fight is in the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Home to the San Antonio Spurs, the arena can hold up to 19,000 people.
How much do tickets for Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr. cost?
Tickets start at $63, per TicketSmarter.
Prices then range from $70, $80, $90, $100, $200, $300, $400, $500, $600, $700, $900, and $1,034.
Betting odds for Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz
In Canada, per Sports Interaction, Vergil Ortiz Jr. is the -400 favorite, while Eimantas Stanionis is the +275 underdog.
Eimantas Stanionis record and bio
- Nationality: Lithuanian
- Born: August 17, 1994
- Height: 5-8
- Reach: 68 inches
- Total fights: 14
- Record: 14-0 with nine wins via knockout
Vergil Ortiz Jr. record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Born: March 25, 1998
- Height: 5-10
- Reach: 72 inches
- Total fights: 19
- Record: 19-0 with 19 wins via knockout
Eimantas Stanionis vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr. fight card
- Eimantas Stanionis (c.) vs. Vergil Ortiz Jr. for the WBA (regular) welterweight title
- Marlen Esparza (c) vs. Gabriela Alaniz for the WBA, WBC, WBO, and Ring flyweight titles
- Joseph Diaz vs. Jerry Perez; Lightweights
- Floyd Schofield vs. Haskell Rhodes; Lightweights