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Granados: Fortuna Was Looking For an Excuse, Let's Rematch!

Ford Center in Frisco, Texas - In the opening bout of the Showtime Championship Boxing telecast, Javier Fortuna suffered an injury while falling through the ropes due to an accidental push in the fourth round and his 140-pound matchup with Adrian Granados was ruled a No Decision.
 
Granados (18-6-2, 11 KOs) and Fortuna (33-2-1, 23 KOs) both came out swinging from the opening bell.

In a wild fourth round, Fortuna was deducted two points, first for punching to the back of the head, and second for holding. After the second point deduction, the former 130-pound champion Fortuna aggressively moved forward and unloaded a series of shots.

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Moments later, Granados and Fortuna were clinching along the ropes near Granados' corner when Fortuna fell backward through the ropes, whipping his neck as he fell back. Complaining of pain and lack of movement, Fortuna was stabilized with a neck brace and removed from the ring on a stretcher in what was later described as a precautionary measure.
 
At the time of the stoppage, Grandos was leading on all three of the judges' scorecards.
 
"I didn't push him. I think he fell on his own," Granados said. "I think he was looking for an excuse for a way out. We were both battling, but I knew he could feel I was getting stronger. He caught me with a shot and it just turned me up.
 
"First and foremost I just want to pray that he's OK. Let's do the rematch. I've been dying for a fight at 140."

Coming into this fight, Granados had lost back to back tough decision, at welterweight, to Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter.

On the other hand, Fortuna had lost a close and some felt controversial twelve round decision to IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter.

Fortuna was moving up from 135 to 140-pounds, while Granados was dropping down from 147.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BLACK KNOT on 06-18-2018

fortuna is a bum!

Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 06-18-2018

[QUOTE=juandabomb;18870131]fortuna made cintron proud[/QUOTE] LMAO! And Hopkins.

Comment by deanrw on 06-17-2018

[QUOTE=DumpkinsPlus5;18869273]Fortuna was landing good shots, but never looked comfortable. He was holding a lot, so even if he was winning rounds, I think he was mentally fatiguing. Granados wasn't letting up and I think after the two point deductions, Fortuna…

Comment by KING5TWENTY on 06-17-2018

[QUOTE=juandabomb;18870131]fortuna made cintron proud[/QUOTE] Real ****. Seen it live

Comment by juandabomb on 06-17-2018

fortuna made cintron proud

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