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Javier Fortuna-Jose Carmona Set For October 19th

Former WBA Interim Featherweight Champion and current WBC #8-ranked super featherweight contender Javier "El Abejon" Fortuna (22-0-1, 16 KOs) will face Colombian veteran Jose Carmona (22-3, 12 KOs) on Saturday, October 19, at the Palacio de los Deportes in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The power-punching super featherweights will meet in the main event of a historic night of boxing, presented by promoters Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and Cesar Mercedes of Manguita Promociones, that will also feature no less than three women's world championship fights.

24-year-old Fortuna, from La Romana, Dominican Republic, will be looking to rebound from the only blotch on his professional record, a draw with extremely capable former Olympian Luis Franco in August of this year. Fortuna lost his interim title on the scale last April before destroying challenger Miguel Zamudio by way of terrifying knockout.

24-year-old Carmona won the WBA Fedebol featherweight title earlier this year with unanimous deicsion over Gustavo Sandoval. He is currently riding a four-fight winning streak.

Also that night in separate 10-round bouts, three different women from Santo Domingo: IBF Female Featherweight World Champion Daihana Santana (32-6, 14 KOs), IBF Female Super Bantamweight Champion Katy Pamela "La Super Baby" Wilson (18-1, 11 KOs), and former women's super-bantamweight world champion Marilyn "La Cachorrita" Hernandez (24-9, 15 KOs) will either defend or challenge for world championships.

Scheduled for the undercard are Santo Domingo's undefeated WBA Fedelatin Bantamweight Champion Jonathan Guzman (14-0, 14 KOs); undefeated Santo Domingo super featherweight KO artist Braulio "El Chavo" Rodriguez (14-0, 14 KOs), as well as several other local favorites.

Further opponents will be announced shortly.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 09-20-2013

[QUOTE=CTC JOHNNY;13767499]That so called kid was a professional he just got beaten by a better fighter and a superior athlete:boxing:[/QUOTE] Somebody who has never boxed in their entire life could turn pro

Comment by CTC JOHNNY on 09-20-2013

[QUOTE=Cuban Linx;13766143]Keep Fortuna away from guys with a pulse, otherwise he'll struggle.[/QUOTE] What guys !!! Little Mikey Garcia is a terrible match for any fighter that has fast hand speed and fast footwork !!! He is a high light reel…

Comment by CTC JOHNNY on 09-20-2013

[QUOTE=hougigo;13766192]As long as you don't put him in there with a child again[/QUOTE] That so called kid was a professional he just got beaten by a better fighter and a superior athlete:boxing:

Comment by illpapi on 09-19-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13765855]Former WBA Interim Featherweight Champion and current WBC #8-ranked super featherweight contender Javier "El Abejon" Fortuna (22-0-1, 16 KOs) will face Colombian veteran Jose Carmona (22-3, 12 KOs) on Saturday, October 19, at the Palacio de los Deportes in Santo…

Comment by Hougigo on 09-19-2013

As long as you don't put him in there with a child again

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