Vergil Ortiz Jr. has pulled out of this Saturday’s main event against Michael Mckinson after being diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, Golden Boy Promotions announced Tuesday.
Ortiz is recovering well in hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, according to Golden Boy Promotions.
“We wish Vergil a very quick and speedy recovery,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman, and CEO of Golden Boy. “As fighters, our first instinct is to fight whatever we have and tough it out. It takes a lot of courage to admit that something is wrong and get the care that you need. We are confident that we will be seeing Vergil in the ring again very soon.”
According to Golden Boy Promotions, more information on the March 19 event will be announced shortly.