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Boxing news, notes: Vergil Ortiz-Michael McKinson preview, Jake Paul

FORT WORTH, Texas – Ten rounds while hoping to never see Waleska Roldan scoring a meaningful fight again…

10. As ferocious as Vergil Ortiz is in the ring—and at 180 with 18 knockouts, Ortiz is as punishing as they get—he’s equally as affable outside the ring. Usually. The generally mild-mannered Ortiz has been a little prickly this week in advance of his showdown Saturday with Michael McKinson. Ortiz has taken exception to some of the criticism he received for withdrawing from a scheduled fight with McKinson last March due to rhabdomyolysis, a rare condition caused by muscle cells breaking down and releasing a substance into the blood.


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