Boxing: De La Hoya feels Ortiz Jr is ready to face Spence Jr or Crawford

Oscar De La Hoya gave his thoughts on the possibility of Vergil Ortiz Jr facing Terence Crawford or Errol Spence Jr.

Ortiz Jr is being touted as a possible replacement should the bout between the aforementioned duo fail to transpire.

“Anything is possible. Either way, whoever falls off, we’re ready to step in, that’s the bottom line,” De La Hoya, now a boxing promoter, told FightNews.

“Against Crawford or Spence, I remember Ortiz telling Jerry Jones that ‘sooner or later, I’m going to fill up this stadium for you, this Dallas Cowboy’s Stadium’.

“If a Spence fight happens against Vergil Ortiz, that’s exactly what’s going to happen. We’ll fill up the stadium.”

De la Hoya has high hopes for Ortiz Jr.

“We have plans where we can take Vergil and force him to fight everybody by being the mandatory and by forcing him through the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO,” he said. “You’ve just got to force them. That’s it and fight. That’s what Vergil does. Fight.

“Eventually, the champions have to face him. There’s no running away from Vergil. So that’s the route we’re going to take. He’s almost there. He’s #1 in the world with everybody. So once Crawford and Spence fight, then Vergil gets the winner.

“I would put it together in a heartbeat,” he added.


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