|Real name||Javier Fortuna|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
July 7, 1990 |
La Romana, Dominican Republic
|Wins by KO||16|
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.
Javier was raised in La Romana, Dominican Republic, where he trained boxing with his older brother Jonathon Alexander Fortuna.
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.
He's promoted by Lou DiBella's company DiBella Entertainment. In March 2011, Javier knocked out Florida prospect Derrick Wilson to win the WBC Youth Intercontinental Featherweight Championship. 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
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.
|Victoria||21-0||Patrick Hyland||UD||Victoria||20-0||Cristóbal Cruz||TKO|
|Victoria||15-0||Hugo Orlando Gómez||UD|
|Victoria||9-0||Juan Carlos Rosario||TKO||12-03-2010|
|Victoria||3-0||Jose Vidal Sanchez||TKO||29-06-2009|
- Javier Fortuna: A Fighter's Journey Begins - Boxing News
- Undefeated prospect Javier Fortuna fighting for WBC Youth Title March 12 at Martinez vs. Dzinziruk, on HBO World Championship Boxing
- Criollo Javier Fortuna gana corona juvenil CMB - Listín Diario Digital
Title last held byYuriorkis Gamboa
|WBA Featherweight Champion
December 8, 2012 – April 18, 2013
Title next held byJesus Cuellar