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Javier Fortuna

Khan vs Algieri complete undercard announced

BROOKLYN (May 21, 2015) – An electric showdown between Javier Fortuna (27-0-1, 20 KOs) and Bryan Vasquez (35-1, 18 KOs) will open up the Premier Boxing Champions on Spike telecast taking place Friday, May 29 at Barclays Center.

The 12-round junior lightweight bout between Fortuna and Vasquez will lead into the highly anticipated contest between former world champions Amir Khan and Chris Algieri. The Spike telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Continue reading

Danny O’Connor, Ryan Kielczweski, Javier Fortuna & Jonathan Guzman Media Workouts Quotes

Some of Boston’s most popular local fighters participated in media workouts yesterday at Peter Welch’s Gym in South Boston as they prepare for respective Premier Boxing Champions fights taking place in the coming weeks.

Exciting local favorites Ryan Kielczweski (22-1, 6 KOs), Javier Fortuna (27-0, 20 KOs)and Jonathan Guzman (18-0, 18 KOs) all worked out in anticipation of their bouts taking place Saturday, May 23 at Agganis Arena. Also in attendance was President and CEO of Murphys Boxing, Ken Casey. Continue reading

Lewkowicz Renews Contract with Fortuna

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing got his Christmas present a day early this year, as former interim WBA World featherweight Champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna has renewed his long-term promotional contract.

One of the sport’s most exciting knockout punchers, 25-year-old Fortuna (26-0-1, 19 KOs), from the Dominican Republic, is considered an irreplaceable member of the Sampson Boxing stable. Continue reading

Fortuna to Cotto: No Excuses Tonight

Former interim WBA Featherweight World Champion and undefeated super featherweight contender, Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna doesn’t want to hear any excuses tonight.

Fortuna (25-0-1, 18 KOs) of La Romana, Dominican Republic, is set to take on Puerto Rico’s Abner “Pin” Cotto (18-2, 8 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight bout to open tonight’s (Saturday, November 1) SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition tripleheader (live at 9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Continue reading

Javier Fortuna, Braulio Rodriguez Score Victories in Mexico

Former WBA Interim Featherweight Champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (23-0-1, 16 KOs), of the Dominican Republic, scored a third-round TKO over Mexico’s Manuel Castro (12-3, 11 KOs) last Saturday (November 16) on the undercard of the Arce vs. Carmona event at the Domo of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

With Fortuna in complete control throughout, the referee finally stopped the fight after an unanswered barrage. Unfortunately, seconds before the action was halted, Fortuna was cut for nine stitches by a head butt. Continue reading

Fortuna Next Opponent Announced: Will Face Colombia’s Jose Carmona on October 19 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Former WBA Interim Featherweight Champion and current WBC #8-ranked super featherweight contender Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (22-0-1, 16 KOs) will face Colombian veteran Jose Carmona (22-3, 12 KOs) on Saturday, October 19, at the Palacio de los Deportes in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Continue reading

Fortuna Headlines Night of Three Women’s Championship Fights in Dominican Republic on October 19

On Saturday, October 19, at the Palacio de los Deportes in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, former WBA Interim Featherweight Champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (22-0-1, 16 KOs) will headline a historic night of boxing in the Dominican Republic that will also feature no less than three women’s world championship fights. Continue reading

Fortuna to Meet Franco on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights

The August 2 edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will feature undefeated former interim Featherweight titlist Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (22-0, 1 NC, 16 KOs, No. 10 ranked Featherweight) and Luis “La Estrella” Franco (11-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round Featherweight main event. Friday’s show from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. The card is promoted by Warriors Boxing. Continue reading