Ryan Garcia vs. Javier Fortuna struggle outcomes, highlights: ‘King Ry’ scores sixth-round knockout

Javier Fortuna promised that when he stepped into the ring with Ryan Garcia, he’d show Garcia was overrated. Sadly for Fortuna, his predictive powers have been missing as Garcia dominated the struggle from the opening seconds earlier than scoring a sixth-round knockout to the delight of the group inside Crypto.com Enviornment in Los Angeles.

Fortuna (37-4-1, 26 KO) by no means managed to get something going offensively within the struggle, struggling to take care of Garcia’s size because the 23-year-old labored behind a stiff jab and lengthy straight proper fingers.

The affected person long-range assault of Garcia (23-0, 19 KO) paid off in massive methods as Fortuna’s guard steadily got here up, exposing his ribs. Garcia took benefit of that within the fourth spherical, touchdown a crushing left hook to the physique that despatched Fortuna reeling earlier than he took a knee for the primary knockdown of the struggle.

Issues did not improve for Fortuna within the fifth spherical as Garcia’s left hand moved from the physique again to the pinnacle. One among these left hooks caught Fortuna flush, sending Fortuna to the canvas for the second time within the struggle, with the Dominican veteran wincing badly as he hit the deck.

The third and closing knockdown of the struggle got here simply moments into the sixth spherical as Garcia unloaded a three-punch mixture that completed with one other left hook and despatched Fortuna to the canvas once more. This time, Fortuna didn’t rise and Garcia was awarded the knockout on the 0:27 mark of the spherical.

Regardless of each fighters usually campaigning at light-weight, the struggle was contested at tremendous light-weight on the request of the Fortuna camp. After the struggle, Garcia made it clear that he was so comfy at the load that he wouldn’t be returning to the light-weight division.

Even with what he claims is a everlasting transfer up in weight, Garcia stays centered on a large struggle with one in every of light-weight’s different younger stars in Gervonta “Tank” Davis for his subsequent outing.

“one hundred pc, I felt means higher,” Garcia mentioned. “I am not going again to 135 for nothing however I’ll struggle ‘Tank’ subsequent. If ‘Tank’ needs it at 140. Hey, I’ll report all of the negotiations so that you just guys do not make no headlines saying I am ducking. If he needs it, let’s get it. … That is going to offer me the respect I deserve. I am by no means afraid. I’ve mentioned I even have a spirit of competitors in me. You are going to see that come out once I struggle tank and whoop his ass.”

Garcia and Davis have lengthy talked up a possible struggle whereas sharing the light-weight division together with different younger stars like Devin Haney and Teofimo Lopez, one other fighter who has not too long ago moved to the 140-pound division.

Whereas Davis has ventured to the tremendous light-weight division to win the WBA’s secondary title with a dramatic win over Mario Barrios, it is unknown if he can be keen to return to the load given he is simply five-foot-five. The struggle additionally hinges on numerous promoters and networks having the ability to work out a deal that’s match for all concerned.

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Battle card, outcomes

  • Ryan Garcia def. Javier Fortuna through sixth-round knockout
  • Alexis Rocha def. Luis Alberto Veron through unanimous resolution (100-90, 100-90, 99-91)
  • Lamont Roach def. Angel Rodriguez through unanimous resolution (116-112, 116-112, 117-111)
  • David Jimenez def. Ricardo Sandoval through majority resolution (114-112, 112-114, 113-113)

Garcia vs. Fortuna scorecard, stay protection

Garcia 10 10 10 10 10 KO 50
Fortuna 9 9 9 8 8 43



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