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Ryan Garcia, Javier Fortuna Agree To Terms For July Fight

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Acting light-weight titlist Ryan Garcia, boxing’s most popular climbing celebrity, as well as expert challenger Javier Fortuna have actually consented to terms to fulfill in a mandated spell, a resource with understanding of the offer informed BoxingScene on Friday evening.

The terms for the fight, which will certainly heading a Golden Child Advertisings card on DAZN, are consented to as well as it will certainly happen on a day to be figured out in July with the most likely website being either in Las Las Vega or Los Angeles, according to the resource.

A bag quote for the 135-pound spell that the WBC purchased on March 25 is arranged for April 16, however that will certainly be terminated when the documents is authorized, the resource stated.

Garcia recognized the fight with Fortuna, informing BoxingScene in a sms message when inquired about the offer, “My only thought (is) it will take me 1-3 rounds to knock him out.”

Garcia has actually racked up kos inside 2 rounds in 3 of his last 4 spells, quiting Francisco Fonseca as well as Romero Duno in the preliminary as well as Jose Lopez in the 2nd round.

The fight versus Fortuna will certainly note the 2nd authentic challenger straight that Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs), 22, of Victorville, The golden state, will certainly deal with.

On Jan. 2, “KingRy” made it through a tough knockdown in the 2nd round however or else regulated and after that knocked senseless England’s Luke Campbell, a previous two-time globe title opposition as well as Olympic gold champion, in the 7th round to win the WBC’s uninhabited acting light-weight title belt at the American Airlines Facility in Dallas in a DAZN-streamed centerpiece.

The WBC after that bought Garcia to resist Fortuna (36-2-1, 25 KOs), 31, of the Dominican Republic, with the victor to be called the main obligatory opposition for globe titleholder Devin Haney (25-0, 15 KOs), 22, of Las Las vega.

Initially, nonetheless, Haney is arranged to make his 3rd title protection versus previous three-division globe titlist Jorge Linares (47-5, 29 KOs), 35, of Venezuela, on May 29 (DAZN) at Mandalay Bay in Las Las Vega.

DAZN is wanting to at some point place on a fight in between Haney as well as Garcia, which is just one of one of the most eye-catching battles that can be made in a talent-laden department that additionally consists of unified globe champ Teofimo Lopez Jr. as well as second titlist Gervonta “Tank” Davis.

Fortuna, a previous second junior light-weight globe titlist, has actually won 3 battles straight, most lately racking up a sixth-round ko of Antonio Lozada on Nov. 21 at Staples Facility in Los Angeles.

The Sports initially reported that a bargain had actually been consented to.

Dan Rafael was ESPN.com’s elderly boxing author for fifteen years, as well as covered the sporting activity for 5 years at U.S.A. Today. He was the 2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Honor victor for quality in boxing journalism.



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