Vergil Ortiz Jr. is set to return to the ring for the first time in two years when he takes on Fredrick Lawson in Las Vegas.
This will be a new chapter in the career of Ortiz who will be making his debut at light middleweight after previously campaigning at welterweight.
With all 19 of his wins coming within the distance, Ortiz will be looking to register a 20th successive knockout and make a statement to the top names at 154lbs.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Ortiz Jr. vs. Lawson.
“He’s got the heart and dedication and is on a mission to be a world title holder,” said Oscar De La Hoya about Ortiz. “I know he will make a statement in this new division against Fredrick Lawson. Golden Boy will be starting 2024 with a bang, and we’re proud to have Vergil launch our action-packed boxing schedule for the year.”
“I treasure this great opportunity that Golden Boy presented me with, and as much as I respect Vergil Ortiz, this Ghanaian Warrior will get his hand raised on January 6,” said Fredrick Lawson.“I look forward to fighting on DAZN again, now the premier outlet for boxing throughout the world. Thank you to Oscar De La Hoya and my manager Jacob Zwennes for making this great fight. Boxing fans will really like this fight because both Ortiz and I are action fighters.”