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Fortuna: The Public Booed Because They Know I Beat Easter!

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York - Undefeated 135-pound world champion Robert Easter (21-0, 14 KOs) earned a split decision victory over former world champion Javier Fortuna (33-2-1, 23 KOs) in the co-main event of the SHOWTIME telecast. The judges scored the bout 114-113, 113-114 and 115-112.
 
The back-and-forth bout saw two skilled fighters stay in the pocket and look to do damage from the inside. A second round point deduction from Fortuna proved costly when the Dominican was warned and then penalized for hitting Easter behind the head.

Without the one point deduction, the fight would have been scored a draw.

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While Easter Jr. was slightly busier, Fortuna landed the more powerful punches. Easter Jr., who held a significant height advantage, out landed Fortuna, connecting on 120 of 383 (31 percent) power punches while Fortuna connected on 113 of 441 (26 percent).

"It was a tough fight, he's a former world champion for a reason," Easter told Gray. "We made it tough trying to counter punch. He wasn't throwing much and it made it difficult for me to chase this guy around.
 
"I couldn't get the knockout but we got the win and that's all that matters. I knew he was going to run once he felt my power. He just wanted to grab and hold the whole fight."
 
Looking ahead, Easter made his intentions clear as he seeks unification bouts in the near future.

A disgruntled Fortuna also spoke to Gray, "the public knows what happened here. They booed because they know that I won this fight.
 
"If he's a man let's fight again at 135-pounds," said Fortuna, who failed to make weight on two attempts Friday, which meant that Easter's belt would not be on the line. "I will definitely make the weight. I didn't give myself enough time to train."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kushking on 01-26-2018

[QUOTE=theface07;18437085]I know you think you sound like a thug with the gangster wannabe talk but the nature of your response is an indication of your maturity level and possible mental instability. I'm not going to address the bulk of it…

Comment by theface07 on 01-26-2018

[QUOTE=kushking;18430974]Man how bout your bîtch ass minds your own business about what the f*** I say & stay in your own fvcking lane you dsab. Easter is garbage,hes a literal giant for his weight class & hes still getting his…

Comment by kushking on 01-23-2018

[QUOTE=theface07;18427825]I'm getting really tired of self righteous, ignorant fans calling pro boxers midgets. How tall are you brah? 6'7"? I highly doubt it. Furthermore, height has absolutely NOTHING to do with whether you're a good boxer or not. How about…

Comment by latinlingo on 01-23-2018

If you’re asking me if I think Fortuna won, absolutely I agree with you but that’s not what I meant in my post. I mentioned the term “robbery” being used for Fortuna. He was not robbed, he gave a great…

Comment by theface07 on 01-22-2018

[QUOTE=latinlingo;18424965]Fortuna gave a good account of himself, unfortunately when you miss weight while the other fighter remains professional all the way through, it’s hard to substantiate a robbery for Fortuna.[/QUOTE] Yeah that 1.5 lbs really gave him an edge right?…

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