Kavaliauskas leapt all over Ortiz and belted him with shots. He took an Ortiz left hook to the body that sent him down for the second time. He got up but went down three more times prior to referee Laurence Cole stopped the fight giving Ortiz the round 8 TKO.
Ortizs chin was evaluated for the first time and he passed the test.
Kavaliauskas ( 22-2-1, 18 KOs) was confident in round 3 and injured Ortiz again with a right-hand man, however he woke Ortiz up. Ortiz came back shooting shots and dropped Kavaliauskas with a left hook to the head.
Ortiz ( 18-0, 18 KOs) came into the contest as the clear preferred, however the Dallas, TX fighter had a tough time with The Mean Machine Kavaliauskas in round 2. Kavaliauskas nailed Ortiz with an uppercut that wobbled the undefeated 23-year-old.
Kavaliauskas jumped all over Ortiz and belted him with shots. At one point, Ortiz went to the canvas from what appeared like a Kavaliauskas punch, however the referee ruled it a slip. That one may be disputed for a while, however eventually it didnt matter.
Things went downhill quickly for Kavaliauskas in round 8. He took an Ortiz left hook to the body that sent him down for the 2nd time. He got up however decreased three more times before referee Laurence Cole stopped the fight offering Ortiz the round 8 TKO.
Ortiz leveled Kavaliauskas three times in a row with vicious left hooks. Ortizs chin was tested for the very first time and he passed the test. He beat a solid opponent in design.
Kavaliauskas entered into the fight with only one defeat coming versus WBO champ Terence Crawford in 2019. Crawford stopped him in round 9.
Ortiz moves on and looks to continue to scare the welterweight division
Vergil Ortiz Jr. now has 18 wins all by knockout after his TKO triumph over Egidijus Kavaliauskas.
Kavaliauskas got up and made it through the round. He steadied his legs and was in the fight until round 8.
FRISCO, TX – AUGUST 14: Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Egidijus Kavaliauskas fight in the during the 1st-round defend the WBO International Welterweight Title at The Ford Center at The Star on August 14, 2021 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images).
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Vergil Ortiz Jr. endured an early scare from Egidijus Kavaliauskas to drop him 5 times for the round 8 TKO to remain unbeaten..
Welterweight Vergil Ortiz Jr. is seen as the future of boxings welterweight department, but opposition Egidijus Kavaliauskas had him in trouble early in their Aug. 14 bout from The Ford Center at The Star, in Frisco, TX.