Javier Fortuna

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Javier Fortuna
Real name Javier Fortuna
Nickname(s) El Abejón
Rated at Lightweight
Super Featherweight
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality Dominican Republic Dominican
Born (1990-07-07) July 7, 1990 (age 24)
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 28
Wins 26
Wins by KO 19
Losses 0
Draws 1
No contests 1

Javier Fortuna (born July 7, 1990 in La Romana, Dominican Republic) is an undefeated Dominican professional boxer in the Featherweight division and is the current WBA Interim Featherweight champion. Fortuna is trained by Gabriel Sarmiento at the World Crown Sports Gym in Oxnard, California.

Early life[edit]

Javier was raised in La Romana, Dominican Republic, where he trained boxing with his older brother Jonathon Alexander Fortuna.

Amateur career[edit]

Fortuna was a member of the Dominican National Team. During his amateur career he won a Pan American silver medal and a gold medal at Dominican National Championships.[1]

Pro career[edit]

He's promoted by Lou DiBella's company DiBella Entertainment.[2] In March 2011,[3] Javier knocked out Florida prospect Derrick Wilson to win the WBC Youth Intercontinental Featherweight Championship.[4] He later followed this up with a first round knockout over prospect Yuandale Evans and a second round knockout over former IBF and IBO Featherweight Champion Cristobal Cruz.

WBA Interim Featherweight Title Fight[edit]

On the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV on December 8, 2012, Javier Fortuna faced previously unbeaten Irish fighter Patrick Hyland for the WBA Interim Featherweight Title. Fortuna started fast throwing power punches in bunches but the iron-chinned Irishman stayed on his feet and began to put the pressure on Fortuna. Fortuna seemed to fade late but had built enough of an early lead to take the fights' victory on a Unanimous Decision and handing Hyland his first loss as a professional.

Professional record[edit]

25 Wins (18 Knockouts), 0 Defeats, 1 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 26-0–1 Puerto Rico Abner Cotto KO 5 (10) 2014-11-01 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Win 25-0–1 Mexico Juan Antonio Rodriguez UD 10 (10) 2014-05-31 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 24-0–1 Dominican Republic Francisco Lorenzo TKO 4 (10) 2014-03-10 Dominican Republic Polideportvo Eleoncio Mercedes, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Win 23-0–1 Mexico Manuel Castro TKO 3 (8) 2013-11-16 Mexico El Domo, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Draw 22–0-1 Cuba Luis Franco SD 10 (10) 2013-08-02 United States Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, USA
Win 22–0 Mexico Miguel Zamudio KO 1 (12) 2013-04-19 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA Retain interim WBA World featherweight title
Win 21–0 Republic of Ireland Patrick Hyland UD 12 (12) 2012-12-08 United States MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Won interim WBA World featherweight title
Win 20–0 Mexico Cristobal Cruz TKO 2 (10) 2012-07-06 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 19–0 United States Yuandale Evans TKO 1 (10) 2012-04-27 United States Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA
Win 18–0 Mexico Miguel Roman UD 10 (10) 2011-12-16 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 17–0 Panama Leopoldo Arrocha RTD 2 (6) 2011-11-06 Dominican Republic Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Win 16–0 Dominican Republic Geyci Lorenzo TKO 1 (10) 2011-09-19 Dominican Republic Polideportvo Eleoncio Mercedes, La Romana, Dominican Republic Retain WBC Youth Intercontinental featherweight title
Win 15–0 Argentina Hugo Orlando Gomez UD 10 (10) 2011-05-13 Uruguay Estadio Cr. Gaston Guelfi/ Palacio Peñarol, Montevideo, Uruguay
Win 14–0 United States Derrick Wilson KO 8 (10) 2011-03-12 United States MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, Connecticut, USA Won vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental featherweight title

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Title last held by
Yuriorkis Gamboa
WBA Featherweight Interim Champion
December 8, 2012 – April 18, 2013
Title next held by
Jesus Cuellar