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Velasquez: Fortuna Broke My Nose With Head Butt

LAS VEGAS - Javier "El Abejon" Fortuna (29-0-1, 21 KOs) used a relentless attack to stop Carlos "Twin Dream" Velasquez (19-2, 12 KOs) in the tenth-round and retain his super featherweight world title on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes from The Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort.
 
Fortuna blitzed Velasquez from the opening bell, using his awkward-pressure style to open up opportunities to land punches. In the second round, Fortuna landed a pair of left hooks that sent Velasquez to the canvas. In that round, Velasquez began bleeding from the nose due to a head butt and may have broken his nose.
 
Also in that second round, Fortuna injured his left hand and was unable to throw it for much of the rest of the fight. He still proved to be too much for Velasquez however, out-landing him 168-51 while landing almost 40 percent of his punches.
 
He came out strong once again in the tenth round, landing a series of unanswered shots that prompted referee Russell Mora to stop the fight thirty-five seconds into the round. At the time of the stoppage, the judges' scores were 88-82, 87-83 and 86-84 all for Fortuna.
 
JAVIER FORTUNA
 
"I was just waiting to counter punch Velasquez. The rhythm of the fight was important. I was in control of the fight because I could control the rhythm.
 
"I've had this style ever since I was an amateur. I've learned more about how to be aggressive and I've always tried to press the action throughout my career.
 
"I knew I got him with a good shot when I knocked him down. I hurt my left hand after that but it was just a matter of time until I got him again. I didn't throw my left too much after that.
 
"I saw his shots coming. I would have taken advantage earlier but I hurt my hand. If I hadn't hurt my hand, he wouldn't have lasted five rounds.
 
"I looked at his corner as I was hurting him because I wanted them to know that I could go the full 12 rounds and I wasn't going to stop until the final bell rings."
 
CARLOS VELASQUEZ
 
"The head butt, I think broke my nose early in the fight, and it effected my breathing throughout the bout.
 
"I take nothing away from Fortuna, he's a great fighter. I left everything in the ring and I never quit. I wanted to give it my all and that's what I did."
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by piritwin2 on 09-30-2015

[QUOTE= Jesus (I made Arce and Lara quit)Rojas is ranked number two and has not gotten a title shot!!!! And this inactive bum with no experience Velasquez gets a title shot? WTF !!!!! ROJAS NEEDS TITLE SHOT NOW!!!!!!:thinking::banghead::no:

Comment by Unsuspected on 09-30-2015

When Fortuna steps up in competition it will be game over. Velasquez had to be one of the worst title challengers I have ever seen - non existent jab, no idea how to cut off the ring, would throw one…

Comment by PETUFF on 09-30-2015

Fortuna is a litlte dirty fighter not impress !drug test would be good for him !it look like he copy Sergio Martinez style look funny :boxing::boxing:

Comment by tiliheels on 09-30-2015

[QUOTE=Slyboots;16094205]Fortuna broke a mah nose! [IMG]http://i61.tinypic.com/2cpq54o.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] fortunas right if he didnt hurt his hand this guy was finished in 5..

Comment by Slyboots on 09-30-2015

Fortuna broke a mah nose! [IMG]http://i61.tinypic.com/2cpq54o.jpg[/IMG]

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