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Eimantas Stanionis vs Vergil Ortiz Jr.

Now Set For July 8th In San Antonio!

(May 15th) It has been announced that a new date has been set for the highly anticipated fight between Grand Prairie, Texas undefeated knockout artist, Vergil Ortiz, Jr. and Kaunas, Lithuania, WBA World Champion Eimantas Stanionis.


A December purse bid won by Golden Boy Promotions secured the rights to the enthusiastically awaited welterweight collision setting up the winner for a “potential” shot at IBF and WBC Champion, Errol Spence Jr. 28-0, 22Ko’s.


Lithuania’s, Stanionis, 14-0, 9Ko’s claimed the secondary WBA welterweight title in a hard-fought decision win over Radzhab Butaev, April 2022 at AT&T Stadium, home to the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.


The 25-year-old, WBO International Welterweight Champion, Ortiz, 19-0, 19Ko’s enters off an August 8th, ninth round TKO dismantling of Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom’s previously unbeaten Michael McKinson.


Ortiz vs Stanionis originally scheduled to fight on March 18th, but was postponed when Ortiz was hospitalized and had to undergo appendectomy surgery.


Rescheduled for April 29th, the bout was again postponed after Ortiz, Jr. suffered a rhabdomyolysis outbreak due to COVID.


The highly anticipated event will now take place at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas on July 8th and will be broadcast Live exclusively on DAZN. Ticket and undercard information is expected to be announced soon.


About DAZN Group
DAZN Group is one of the fastest growing sports media companies in the world. Headquartered in the UK and with employees in over 25 countries, our businesses touch every aspect of the way fans engage with sports; from production, through to content distribution and commercialization. DAZN Group is home to DAZN, the leading global sport destination, as well as the popular sport portal, DAZN News. DAZN is leading the charge to give sports fans around the world access to sport anytime, anywhere. DAZN guarantees affordable access on most connected devices including smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming sticks, smartphones, tablets, PCs and game consoles. DAZN is now live in more than 200 countries and territories after first launching in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan in 2016.


DAZN is a leading digital sports platform in Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Japan, Canada, US and the UK.  Its wide range of exclusive content includes top-flight football from the world’s most popular competitions – Bundesliga, English Premier League, J.League, LaLiga, Serie A, and the UEFA Champions League, in addition to the biggest sports from around the world - Formula 1, NFL, NBA, MotoGP and the UFC.  


DAZN is the NFL’s global partner and, from the 2023 season, will be the only place for fans around the world to watch every NFL match. DAZN is a global home for boxing and combat sports through its partnerships with Matchroom Boxing the Professional Fighters League. With the most authentic voice in the sport, DAZN is the only brand that can reach across all markets and audiences cohesively in boxing, unlike any other broadcaster. DAZN is also a global home for Women’s Football with UEFA Women’s Champions League and Finetwork Liga F.  DAZN is adding more and more sport to its platform to create a destination for sports fans.  


DAZN is reimagining the way people enjoy sport. With a single, frictionless platform, sports fans can watch, bet, play, share, socialise, and buy tickets, NFTs and merchandise. Live and on-demand sports content, anywhere, in any language, on any device – only on DAZN.  


DAZN is a global, privately-owned company with employees in over 25 countries. For more information on DAZN, our products, people, and performance, visit  


DAZN is available on most connected devices including smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming sticks, smartphones, tablets, PCs and game consoles, ensuring that fans have access to ground-breaking rights catalogue and slate of incredible content. In the UK and globally, DAZN can be accessed on Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic Smart TVs and on Games Consoles including Playstation and Xbox. Subscribers also have access to DAZN on their Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast and Apple TV and find the app on their iPhone, iPad, android and mobile.  


ABOUT GOLDEN BOY: Los Angeles-based Golden Boy was established in 2002 by Oscar De La Hoya, the first Hispanic to own a national boxing promotional company. Golden Boy is a media and entertainment brand committed to making fighting entertainment more accessible and affordable. The company’s in-house production team develops creative original programming, holds the exclusive rights to top boxers, and has promoted some of the biggest and highest-grossing events in the history of the sport. Now, Golden Boy is one of the most successful boxing entertainment companies in the world and shapes the future of boxing for fighters and fans alike.

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