Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Javier Fortuna Stays Busy With Santo Domingo Return

By Francisco Salazar

Junior lightweight contender Javier Fortuna will fight Mario Beltre tonight, manager Sampson Lewkowicz told BoxingScene.com Friday night.

The 10 pubs bout will take place at the Hotel Jaragua in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

"This is a stay-busy fight for Javier until we finalize something significant later this year," Lewkowicz told BoxingScene.com.

fortuna-velasquez (2) (720x480)_1

Fortuna (31-1-1, with 22 KOs), who was born in nearby La Romana, has won his last two fights since losing to Jason Sosa on June 24 of last year. Those victories were against Marlyn Cabrera and Omar Douglas.

The Douglas fight occurred on Nov. 12.

The 27-year-old Douglas is ranked number four by the WBA and number nine by the IBF.

Beltre (16-2, with 11 KOs), who resides in San Pedro de Macoris, is 2-2 in his last four bouts. His recent loss was against Joel Diaz on Nov. 19.

Bantamweight contender Norberto Jimenez will face Donny Garcia in a 10 round bout.

Jimenez (26-8-4, with 14 KOs) is unbeaten in his last 27 bouts, a span of over six years. Garcia (16-1, 5 KOs) only has one victory over a fighter with a winning record.

In a battle of hard-hitting light heavyweights, Felix Valera (14-1, with 12 KOs) squares off against Andy Perez (20-5, with 19 KOs) in a 10 round bout.

Jeison Rosario (12-1, with 9 KOs) will face unbeaten David Nunez (5-0, with 2 KOs) in a six round middleweight bout.

Unbeaten junior lightweight Abrahan Nova (6-0, 5 KOs) will square off against Andres Zapata (7-1, 5 KOs) in a eight round bout.

Unbeaten junior welterweight Alberto Puello (11-0, with 6 KOs) squares off against former fringe contender Patrick Lopez (24-8, with 15 KOs) in an eight round bout.

 Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, RingTV.com, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing

Tags: Javier Fortuna image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Joshua, Hearn Stand Firm: Wilder Fight Must Be in The UK News: Tyson Fury's Return, Bare Knuckle Boxing, James Beech Epic Sports CEO on Securing Whyte-Pulev, Signing Fighters, More Inoue Confirms He’ll Compete in WBSS Bantamweight Tournament Brendan Ingle, Dean Francis Pass Away: Boxing World Mourns Tony Bellew "100%" Interested In Fighting Oleksandr Usyk Inoue Blows Out McDonnell in 1st Round to Win Bantamweight Title Trout: I'm Going To Derail Charlo-Hurd, Get Rematch With Hurd! Shiro Knocks Out Lopez With Body Shot in 2nd Round of Rematch Warren: Tyson Fury Will Avoid Comeback Mistakes of Haye Kal Yafai is Keen To Make a Statement in American Debut Frank Bruno Backing Dan Azeez To Go Far in Boxing Haye: Joe Joyce Would Take Jarrell Miller and Dillian Whyte Apart Demecillo Knocks Out Moya, Wenceslao Destroys Tinampay Wilder: Trump is Huge Boxing Fan, Wants a KO in My Next Fight Warrington: I Was Doubted at Every Level, Now I'm Champion Regis Prograis: I Knew Jose Ramirez Wasn't Going to Fight Me Buboy Denies Chatter That Pacquiao is Burning Out in Camp Omar Chavez Targets Hector Camacho Jr. For August Clash De La Hoya: Golovkin is Afraid of Canelo - We're Moving On! Photos: Ancajas vs. Sultan, Yafai vs. Carmona - Final Presser Joseph Diaz Will Return Even Stronger, Says Manager Denis Shafikov vs. Hector Suarez Tops Hollywood Fight Nights Roman Gonzalez Eyes United States Return in September Whyte-Pulev: Surprise Bidder Beats Hearn, Sauerland For Rights Photos: Wilder, Sulaiman, Lewis, Stallone Hit The White House Jeff Horn Involved in Car Accident, No Injuries Suffered Donald Trump Issues Rare Posthumous Pardon To Jack Johnson Jermall Charlo: Me & My Brother Open to Hearing Hearn's Offers UK News: Phil Sutcliffe, Sean McComb Debut, More Christina Hammer Talks Training Camp For Showtime Defense Hearn Confirms July Return for Brook; Date, Opponent & Site TBA Photos: Naoya Inoue, Jamie McDonnell - Ready For War in Japan Robert Easter Adds Cunningham To His Team For Garcia Bout Jose Ramirez's Adviser Explains Why Freddie Roach Was Replaced Arum Ready To Make Deal: Stevenson Must Fight Gvozdyk Next McDonnell: When I Beat Inoue, Everyone in World Will Know Me Hekkie Budler's Trainer Breaks Down The Big Upset in Japan Everton Lopes, Two-Time Olympian, Decides To Retire Is David Haye About To Retire From Boxing?
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement