Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Fredrick Lawson full card results: Ortiz's perfect KO streak continues with controversial 1st round stoppage

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LAS VEGAS -- Golden Boy Promotions kicks off 2024 by spotlighting one of their brightest talents. Vergil Ortiz Jr. (19-0, 19 KOs) returns to action for the first time in over a year after health scares threatened his career and will debut at 154 pounds against Fredrick Lawson (30-3, 22 KOs) at the Virgin Hotels. 

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Ortiz was on the fast track to a world title by blazing a trail through the welterweight division. After a stellar 2021 when he took out both Egidijus Kavaliauskas and Maurice Hooker, it was expected that the fighter out of Grand Prairie, Texas was within striking distance of facing the best 147-pounders of the world. 

Unfortunately, a series of health scares put those plans on hold as Ortiz would only fight once in 2022 and miss the entirety of 2023. But with those health concerns finally behind him, the 26-year-old returns and plans to put a new weight class on notice. 

Standing across from him will be Lawson, who not only hopes to end Ortiz's perfect knockout streak and hand the young fighter the first loss of his career. It will be a tall task as Lawson has yet to face a fighter on the lame level of Ortiz. 

The Sporting News will provide full results from the first fight card of 2024. 

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Fredrick Lawson full card results

  • Vergil Ortiz Jr. def. Fredrick Lawson via 1st round TKO (2:33)
  • Ismael Barroso def. Ohara Davies via 1st round TKO (1:53) for the interim WBA super lightweight title
  • Arnold Barboza Jr. vs. Xolisani Ndongeni 8th round TKO (3:00)
  • Raul Curiel def. Elias Diaz via 8th round TKO (1:06)

When is Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Fredrick Lawson?

Region Date Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday, January 6 8 p.m. ET 11:15 p.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, January 6 5 p.m. PT 8:15 p.m. PT
UK and Ireland Sunday, January 7 1 a.m. GMT 4:15 a.m. GMT
Australia Sunday, January 7 12 p.m. AEDT 3:15 p.m. AEDT

How to watch Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Fredrick Lawson: TV channel, live stream

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Fredrick Lawson is live on DAZN.

Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Fredrick Lawson price: How much does the fight 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.
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Andreas Hale is the senior editor for combat sports at The Sporting News. Formerly at DAZN, Hale has written for various combat sports outlets, including The Ring, Sherdog, Boxing Scene, FIGHT, Champions and others.