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Fortuna: What I Want Now is Contract For Gervonta Davis Bout

Carson, California - Javier Fortuna (34-2-1, 23 KOs) won a unanimous decision against Sharif Bogere (32-2, 20 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight bout. All three judges scored the fight 96-93 in favor of Fortuna.
 
The southpaw Fortuna, of Braintree, Mass, by way of the Dominican Republic, knocked down Bogere in the sixth round, the same round Bogere suffered a nasty cut above his right eye after an accidental head clash.
 
The knockdown occurred after a powerful left uppercut by Fortuna dazed Bogere, who appeared to be pushed down and touched his glove on the canvas. Referee Edward Collantes scored it a knockdown, giving Fortuna the 10-8 round.

“(The knock down) was correct,” said Fortuna, who said he would love a future shot against Davis. “I saw his eyes were a little glossy and his legs buckled a bit. When I saw that he was cut, the game plan changed again and we had to work again to attack the cut.”

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Originally from Uganda but now living in Las Vegas, Bogere gave himself a seven out of 10 grade. “I think I won the fight,” he said. “Even the knockdown was bull. He kept coming at me with the head. He kept trying to head butt me. The challenge was that there was blood in my eye. The first couple of rounds I was boxing him easily.”
 
At the midway point of the fight, Fortuna began pulling away winning rounds six, seven and eight on SHOWTIME Steve Farhood’s unofficial scorecard as Bogere continued to fade, although coming back to win round nine on Farhood’s card.
 
In the power punch category, Fortuna connected on 89 of 310 punches for 29 percent while Bogere landed 59 of 317 for just 19 percent. Bogere was riding a 13-fight winning streak over the past six years coming into the fight.
 
“What I want right now is a contract so I can fight Gervonta Davis wherever. Lomachenko, any of them,” said Fortuna, who had a No Decision against Adrian Granados last June on SHOWTIME after falling out of the ring in the fourth round suffering a head and neck injury.

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Comment by Bronx2245 on 02-11-2019

[QUOTE=DaFan;19503111]Would be nice fights for Haney. Cherry is an ancient, Fortuna didn't look that good. Good Devin (prospect) level tuneups though. Not Davis. I consider Davis a young vet (boxing skill wise).[/QUOTE]Cherry is ancient, but Tank needs a guy who…

Comment by Joe shmo on 02-11-2019

After his joke of an exhibition match against that poor Japanese kickboxer who's promoters keep using as a punching bag for Mayweather promotions, I bet he fights gamboa. Haymon just signed him to feed to one of his young fighters,…

Comment by Loque-san on 02-10-2019

Not a bad fight. Fortuna had some hype a few years ago but it became clear quite quickly that he was never going to become a top fighter. Still he's a respectable opponent for anyone at 130 and he's a…

Comment by BoxingIsGreat on 02-10-2019

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19503044]Tank and Devin need fights like Fortuna and Cherry![/QUOTE] Would be nice fights for Haney. Cherry is an ancient, Fortuna didn't look that good. Good Devin (prospect) level tuneups though. Not Davis. I consider Davis a young vet (boxing skill…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 02-10-2019

[QUOTE=DaFan;19502274]Wasn't really impressed with Fortuna last night. He was fighting like an old man! What did you think?[/QUOTE]Tank and Devin need fights like Fortuna and Cherry!

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