In his next fight, Ryan Garcia, a sensational lightweight fighter will take on Javier Fortuna who is a highly experienced fighter. It will be Saturday, July 16.
After setting a 22-0 record in a lightweight division, the 23-year old Californian now has the potential to be THE box office star of the next decade.
Garcia vs Gervonta a potential blockbuster
Garcia is a big fighter at 135lbs and has already talked about a possible blockbuster with Gervonta “Tank” Davis in December.
“Tank” maintained his unbeaten record by stopping Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero in the sixth round. Garcia will now attempt to counter Garcia’s performance when he meets Fortuna (36-3-1) in July.
Garcia vs Fortuna was originally planned for July 2021. However, Ryan had to withdraw due to mental health issues. He won a convincing victory over Emmanuel Tagoe in April.
He is thrilled to be facing Fortuna, a two-time world champion.
Garcia: This fight is what I wanted
He stated that if there was any doubt about my decision to fight Fortuna one year ago, it will be clear after our fight.
“This was the fight that I wanted, and now it is my turn. My family, friends, and most importantly my fans, are so kind to me. I have never felt more inspired, stronger and motivated. It is time to put aside all doubters. The deadline for this change is July 16.
Fortuna says Garcia’s reputation and punching power are not concerns. He explained that he trusts his team more than ever, and that he has full faith in Belvin Garcia, his coach, whom he considers his family. With God at our side, I am certain we will win fight night together.
Garcia is a young Oscar De La Hoya. And it just so happens that he has the original “Golden Boy” as his promoter. Garcia, a former world champion at six-weight, believes that it is time for his protégé to make his mark at the highest level.
“It is time to showcase Ryan Garcia as an elite fighter. Javier Fortuna’s fight will be not only a difficult fight but it will also show the world his talent.”
Ryan Garcia showed that he is still a formidable force in the lightweight division after a stunning performance against Emmanuel Tagoe, a top-ten lightweight competitor.
Garcia had been scheduled to face Fortuna on July 20, 21st, but he was forced to withdraw due to mental health issues. He has defeated nearly every top competitor via knockout, including Luke Campbell, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist, in the seventh round.
He is a legend in the lightweight division, with 18 knockouts inside the ring and a stunning shutout performance against Emmanuel Tagoe.
The undefeated 23-year old lightweight sensation is now on a mission: to prove that he can defeat the division’s elite.
Javier Fortuna, ranked in the top 10 lightweight division by ESPN.com and The Ring Magazine is a dangerous lightweight competitor with a lot of work ahead of him on July 16.
The 33-year old southpaw was a two-time world champion and previously held the WBA Interim Featherweight World Championship as well as the WBA Super Featherweight World Championship.
Fortuna last saw him in a stunning first round stoppage in Santo Domingo by Rafael Hernandez, DR in February. He will be hoping to put on another impressive performance against Ryan Garcia on July 16.
Garcia vs. Fortuna will be a 12-round lightweight bout presented by Golden Boy in association Sampson Boxing. Hennessy “Never Stop” sponsors the event. The fight will be held on Saturday, July 16, and will be broadcast live on DAZN worldwide.