Javier Fortuna Returns on October 19th, Santo Domingo

On Saturday, October 19, at the Palacio de los Deportes in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, former WBA Interim Featherweight Champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (22-0-1, 16 KOs) will headline a historic night of boxing in the Dominican Republic that will also feature no less than three women’s world championship fights.
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 in the same night.
The event is being proudly presented by promoters Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and Cesar Mercedes of Manguita Promociones.
The night’s headliner, 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. Known for his buzz-saw attack and penchant for producing highlight-reel knockouts with his amazing power, Fortuna will also be giving fans a first look at the work he’s done with new trainer, Hector Bermudez from Troy, New York.
28-year-old Santana won her IBF title in November 2011 and will be looking to make her fifth successful defense that night. 22-year-old Wilson won her title in March 2012 against well-respected multiple world champion Ada Velez. She will be looking to make her third successful defense. 29-year-old Hernandez has had four unsuccessful world-title challenges and won the WIBF Super Bantamweight Championship in December 2011. She will be looking to win her second professional world title that night.
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.
All opponents will be announced shortly.
“I am very proud to be part of such an historic event in the history of this beautiful country,” said promoter Lewkowicz, a long-time champion of Dominican boxing and boxers. “Javier is the future world champion. He has a new trainer and has made several very strong improvements. We also have three women’s title fights in one night; all of the women are fighting in their own hometowns. Plus we have all the wonderful talent on the undercard. Dominican boxing continues to grow. I’m so happy to be part of this wave of talent that has been produced.”
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 09-11-2013

[QUOTE=King-;13732854]No doubt. I thought Franco won for sure. Fortuna is going to have to learn how to adapt and not be so hypnotized by his own power. The more he steps up the less guys are going to just stand…

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 09-11-2013

[QUOTE=illpapi;13732784][B]So, what's the deal then?[/B] There is mention of work with a new trainer but exactly what does that mean? They don't say that he is now working with someone else. Are they trying out this new trainer to see…

Comment by King_ on 09-11-2013

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;13732447]I agree with every word. Franco wasn't looking to engage much with Fortuna. He used his experience and craft to spoil Javier's offense and scored in spurts. A lot of people thought Luis pulled off the victory, except Teddy, of…

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 09-11-2013

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;13732617]That's the trap guys like Fortuna fall into; they fall in love with their own power. You can't win every fight by knockout; and trying to go for one versus a solid opponent loses you rounds, or gets you KOed…

Comment by illpapi on 09-11-2013

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;13732617]That's the trap guys like Fortuna fall into; they fall in love with their own power. You can't win every fight by knockout; and trying to go for one versus a solid opponent loses you rounds, or gets you KOed…

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