A list of up and coming fighter’s worth keeping an eye on
1. Vergil Ortiz Jr.
Vergil Ortiz Jr. is currently the WBO International welterweight champion after beating Maurice Hooker inside 7 rounds for the vacant title. The Orthodox fighter has an impressive C.V so far in his career, with 18 fights and 18 wins. The most impressive thing about Ortiz is still being only 23, he has some more time to learn his trade more before he starts challenging the house hold names of the welterweight division and getting his name out there with the likes of Canelo and Errol Spence Jr.
2. Filip Hrgovic
Filip Hrgovic is a name that the boxing world has been familiar with for some time now after the Super Heavyweight won a bronze medal in Rio 2016. Now at 29, the Croatian is at prime age and should be looking for fights that represent this. Filip doesn't have a long list of opponents so far however the ratio of opponents to knockouts in exceptional. Filip has 12 wins, no losses and 10 of the wins coming by way of knockout. While we don’t currently know who he's going to go after next in his career, we do know he gives us exciting fights.
3. Jesse Rodriguez
Jesse Rodriguez is the youngest on the list so far at only 21. At his age he still has plenty of his career ahead of him and doesn't need to rush things too quickly. However, he already has 13 fights and 13 wins after making his pro debut only 4 years ago in 2017. Something else Rodriguez has on his side is Robert Garcia. Garcia is his coach and from experience knows everything there is to know about the sport and what it means to be in a true fight. So, after an impressive amateur career winning silver at the World Juniors and an even more impressive start to his pro career, there is no heights this man can't reach.
4. Dennis McCann
Dennis McCann is a 20-year-old southpaw fighting out of Kent, United Kingdom who made his debut in 2019. While McCann has an exciting record of 10 fights and 10 wins with 6 by KO, another attribute McCann has on his side is that the youngster has signed with Frank Warren who clearly has the experience of guiding a young boxer’s career in the right direction.
5. Alireza Ghadiri "Razor Ali"
Ali is a fighter with a more interesting backstory than most. While only having 3 fights under his belt with three wins Razor Ali sure knows how to combat hard times. Ali has had a harrowing journey from the streets of Iran, sleeping homeless in the UK to becoming one of the highest regarded young fighters in the country. Ali has now come through the worst and signed with Wasserman Boxing, Alireza Ghadiri has an exciting career ahead of him.