Javier Fortuna

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Javier Fortuna
Real nameJavier Fortuna
Nickname(s)El Abejón
Super Featherweight
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Reach68 12 in (174 cm)
Born (1989-07-15) July 15, 1989 (age 29)
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Boxing record
Total fights39
Wins by KO23
No contests2

Javier Fortuna (born July 15, 1989 in La Romana, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican professional boxer in the Super Featherweight division and a one-time WBA (Regular) Super Featherweight Champion. Fortuna is trained by Héctor Bermudez (Universal Training) in Albany, New York, and Braintree, Massachusetts. On June 24, 2016, he lost his title after being defeated by Jason Sosa.

Early life[edit]

Fortuna was raised in La Romana, Dominican Republic, where he trained in 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 the Dominican National Championships.[1]


Pro career[edit]

Fortuna is promoted by Lou DiBella's company DiBella Entertainment.[2] In March 2011,[3] Fortuna 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, Fortuna faced previously unbeaten Irish fighter Patrick Hyland for the WBA Interim Featherweight Title. Fortuna started fast, throwing power punches in bunches, but the 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 earn a unanimous decision and hand Hyland his first loss as a professional.

WBA regular super featherweight title fight[edit]

On the undercard of Amir Khan vs. Chris Algieri on May 20, 2015, Fortuna faced the Costa Rican Bryan Vázquez for the WBA (Regular) Super Featherweight Title. Fortuna started strong, throwing a lot of punches and making Vasquez look slow. Fortuna kept his game plan until the last round and won his second world title as a professional.

Professional record[edit]

33 Wins (23 Knockouts), 2 Losses, 1 Draw
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
NC 33-2-1 (2) Mexico Adrián Granados ND 4 (10) 2018-06-16 United States The Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas, USA Fortuna accidentally injured when he fell out of the ring.
Loss 33-2-1 (1) United States Robert Easter Jr. SD 12 2018-01-20 United States Barclays Center, Brooklyn, USA
Win 33-1-1 (1) Dominican Republic Nicolas Polanco UD 10 2017-09-14 Dominican Republic Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Win 32-1-1 (1) Dominican Republic Mario Beltre TKO 2 (10) 2017-06-24 Dominican Republic Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Win 31-1-1 (1) United States Omar Douglas UD 10 2016-11-12 United States Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Win 30-1-1 (1) Dominican Republic Marlyn Cabrera TKO 2 (10) 2016-09-24 Dominican Republic Sambil Commercial Center, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Loss 29-1-1 (1) United States Jason Sosa TKO 11 (12) 2016-06-24 China Capital Gym, Beijing, China Lost WBA (Regular) Super Featherweight title.
Win 29-0-1 (1) Puerto Rico Carlos Velásquez TKO 10 (12) 2015-09-29 United States Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBA (Regular) Super Featherweight title.
Win 28-0–1 (1) Costa Rica Bryan Vázquez UD 12 2015-05-29 United States Barclays Center, Brookly, New York, USA Won WBA (Regular) Super Featherweight title.
Win 26-0–1 (1) Puerto Rico Abner Cotto KO 5 (10) 2014-11-01 United States UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Win 25-0–1 (1) Mexico Juan Antonio Rodriguez UD 10 2014-05-31 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 24-0–1 (1) Dominican Republic Francisco Lorenzo TKO 4 (10) 2014-03-10 Dominican Republic Polideportvo Eleoncio Mercedes, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Win 23-0–1 (1) Mexico Manuel Castro TKO 3 (8) 2013-11-16 Mexico El Domo, San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Draw 22–0-1 (1) Cuba Luis Franco SD 10 2013-08-02 United States Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, USA
Win 22–0 (1) Mexico Miguel Zamudio KO 1 (12) 2013-04-19 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA Fortuna loses title on the scales, belt on the line for Zamudio only
Win 21–0 (1) Republic of Ireland Patrick Hyland UD 12 2012-12-08 United States MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Won interim WBA World featherweight title
Win 20–0 (1) Mexico Cristobal Cruz TKO 2 (10) 2012-07-06 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 19–0 (1) United States Yuandale Evans TKO 1 (10) 2012-04-27 United States Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA
Win 18–0 (1) Mexico Miguel Roman UD 10 2011-12-16 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Win 17–0 (1) Panama Leopoldo Arrocha RTD 2 (6) 2011-11-06 Dominican Republic Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Win 16–0 (1) 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 (1) Argentina Hugo Orlando Gomez UD 10 2011-05-13 Uruguay Estadio Cr. Gaston Guelfi/ Palacio Peñarol, Montevideo, Uruguay
Win 14–0 (1) 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


  1. ^ "Javier Fortuna: A Fighter's Journey Begins - Boxing News". doghouseboxing.com.
  2. ^ "Javier Fortuna starches previously unbeaten Victor Valenzuela in one". secondsout.com.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Diario, Listin (14 March 2011). "Criollo Javier Fortuna gana corona juvenil CMB". istindiario.com.do.

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Title last held by
Yuriorkis Gamboa
WBA featherweight champion
Interim title

December 8, 2012 - April 18, 2013
Title next held by
Jesus Cuellar
Title last held by
Takashi Uchiyama
as Champion
WBA super featherweight champion
Regular Title

May 29, 2015 - June 24, 2016
Succeeded by
Jason Sosa