Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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.

javier-fortuna

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 Shadoww.702 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?…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (27)
Top Headlines Usyk vs. Gassiev - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao-Loma, Canelo-GGG, More Video: Liam Smith Talks Pacquiao-Khan, Canelo, Khan-Brook Video: Jaime Munguia Talks Golovkin, Canelo, Charlo, More Cecilia Braekhus Dominates Inna Sagaydakovskaya Over Ten Fedor Chudinov Wins Controversial Decision Over Mohammedi Alberto Machado: I Want To Beat The Other Champions at 130 Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith - CompuBox Historical Review Usyk, Gassiev Promise High Drama, Fireworks in WBSS Final Usyk vs. Gassiev - CompuBox Historical Review Usyk-Gassiev Results: Briedis Wins, Ponomarev Shocked Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Crushes Young Gil Bae in One Oleksandr Usyk-Murat Gassiev: Stats & Stakes Frank Warren: Liam Smith, At His Best, Will Beat Jaime Munguia Freddie Roach Focuses on Footwork For Alberto Machado Usyk: I'm Not Worried About Fighting Gassiev in Moscow Joshua: My Side is Signed, I Need To Get Wilder To Sign Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather, Canelo-GGG, Pacquiao, More Coldwell Confident Gavin McDonnell Will Shock Danny Roman Cecilia Braekhus: I Know This Will Be a Very Tough Fight Hearn on Bellew's Options: Fury, Adonis Stevenson, Andre Ward Usyk-Gassiev: Muhammad Ali's Wife To Present The Trophy Ryan Garcia: I Don't Care About Sparring, I Want Gervonta Davis Michael Dutchover Blasts Out Sergio Ramirez in Two Rounds Jean Pascal Dominates, Stops Steve Bosse in The Eight Manny Pacquiao Should Think Carefully About Next Opponent Jaron Ennis Drops Alvarez Four Times, Scores 3rd-Round TKO Crawford: Arum Has Tried To Get Me Pacquiao, It Hasn't Worked Mattice Wins Suspicious Split Nod Over Hamazaryan on ShoBox Montana Love, Kenneth Sims Jr. Battle to Eight-Round Draw Pacquiao: Nobody is Authorized To Speak on My Behalf Luis Ortiz: Deontay Wilder Would Knock Joshua Out in 3 Rounds! Lamont Roach Stops Deivi Julio Bassa in Cancun Photos: World Boxing Super Series - Season 2 Fighters Face Off Photos: Alberto Machado, Rafael Mensah - Ready For Battle Alexey Egorov Will Look To Make a Statement With Lateef Kayode Jarrell Miller Joins Broadcast Team For Whyte vs. Parker Lamont Roach Aims To Follow in Hurd's Footsteps, Win Title Photos: Jaime Munguia, Liam Smith - Ready For War in Las Vegas Burnett-Donaire, Inoue-Payano For WBSS Bantamweight Tourney
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement