UNDEFEATED LIGHTWEIGHT SUPERSTAR RYAN GARCIA FACES FORMER TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION JAVIER FORTUNA ON SATURDAY, JULY 16
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LOS ANGELES, CA (Might 31, 2022): Undefeated, light-weight celebrity Ryan Garcia (22-0, 18KOs) of Victorville, CA, will make his second look of the yr, going through former two-time world champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (37-3-1, 26 KOs) of La Romana, DR. The 12-round light-weight battle will happen on Saturday, July 16 and can stream dwell worldwide, completely on DAZN.
“If there’s any doubt I used to be hesitant to battle Fortuna a yr in the past, that may all be made clear after our battle,” stated Ryan Garcia. “This was the battle I needed and now it’s time. I’m so grateful to my associates, household, and particularly my followers for his or her help. I’ve by no means felt higher, stronger, and extra motivated. It’s time to silence all of the doubters and it begins on July 16.”
“That is going to be a really thrilling battle. I do know it didn’t happen final yr like initially introduced however I hope that this time it is going to be actual in order that I can supply a great present to the general public,” stated Javier Fortuna. “I really feel very proud of the work that I’ve been doing with my promoter, Sampson who has been trusting me for the reason that starting of my profession. I’ll put together 100% to win my battle. I belief my group now greater than ever and have full confidence in my coach Belvin García, who I take into account my household. Collectively, and with God on our facet, I do know we are going to maintain up our arms excessive in victory on battle evening.”
“It’s time to point out the world Ryan Garcia as an elite degree fighter,” stated Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO, Golden Boy. “This battle towards Javier Fortuna won’t solely be a tricky battle, it’s going to present the world how gifted he’s.”
“What a month we now have had on DAZN and what a battle this will likely be!” stated Ed Breeze, EVP Rights at DAZN. “That is an absolute cracker that includes one of many brightest abilities within the sport in Ryan Garcia towards a two-time world champion in Javier Fortuna. You don’t want to overlook this on July sixteenth! Watch dwell and completely worldwide on DAZN.”
After a spectacular efficiency towards top-ten light-weight contender Emmanuel Tagoe in April 2022, Ryan Garcia proved he nonetheless is a power to be reckoned with within the light-weight division. Initially scheduled to face Fortuna in July 2021, Garcia was compelled to bow out of the occasion as a result of psychological well being struggles. Nonetheless, he has defeated virtually each high contender by way of knockout, together with a seventh-round stoppage of 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell in 2021. His wonderful undefeated profession with 18 knock-outs contained in the ring, together with his spectacular shutout efficiency towards Emmanuel Tagoe has earned him a spot as one of many light-weight divisions high stars of our time. Now, the 23-year-old, undefeated light-weight sensation is on a mission to show he has what it takes to defeat the division’s elite.
Ranked within the high 10 of the light-weight division by ESPN.com, the WBC, and The Ring Journal, Javier Fortuna is a harmful light-weight contender with quite a bit to show on July 16. The 33-year-old southpaw is a former two-time world champion who beforehand held the WBA Interim Featherweight World Championship and the WBA Tremendous Featherweight World Championship. Fortuna was final seen in a spectacular first spherical stoppage of Rafael Hernandez in Santo Domingo, DR this previous February and will likely be seeking to have one other spectacular efficiency when he faces Ryan Garcia on July 16.
Garcia vs. Fortuna is a 12-round light-weight battle introduced by Golden Boy in affiliation with Sampson Boxing. The occasion is sponsored by Hennessy “By no means Cease. By no means Settle” and “BetOnline – Your On-line Sportsbook Consultants.” The battle will happen on Saturday, July 16 and will likely be streamed dwell worldwide on DAZN.
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