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Javier Fortuna, Jeison Rosario Bag Knockout Victories in Santo Domingo

Lightweight contender Javier Fortuna made quick work of journeyman Rafael Hernandez in the opening round Sunday evening at the Pabellon de Esgrima Centro Olimpico in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Fortuna, who is originally from the Dominican Republic and now resides in Braintree, Massachusetts, improves to 37-3-1, 26 knockouts. From the...
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New-Look JoJo Diaz Becomes Major Player At 135 With Statement Win Over Javier Fortuna

When JoJo Diaz stepped on the scale to weigh in ahead of his bout with Javier Fortuna, he looked like a completely different person than the one who fought back in February. Earlier this year, Diaz was scheduled to defend his IBF super featherweight title against Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov, but badly missed the 130-pound limit and was forced to vacate the title on the scale before fighting to a disappointing draw. Despite a titanic battle to melt off the last few pounds, using every DIY rapid-cutting method possible without access to a sauna or a gym facility at the height of COVID protocols, Diaz lost the race to the career-high 174 pounds he claims he weighed coming into training camp. A series of life events including the birth of his child, a DUI arrest and managerial turmoil combined with a pandemic that made him more sedentary than ever before had done too much damage.
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Tough guy Joseph Diaz defeats Javier Fortuna

From ringside: Once upon a time, Joseph Diaz was a baby-faced fighter with obvious talent and later, blonde hair. He was tough for sure, but the new Diaz, he of a dark mane and goatee, who fought Javier Fortuna Friday night at Bank of California in Los Angles, is downright gritty.
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Joseph Diaz Jr. outpoints Javier Fortuna in successful lightweight debut

Joseph Diaz Jr. did not allow a cut or the Javier Fortuna's difficult style to keep him from making a successful lightweight debut. Photo by Sye Williams / Golden Boy Promotions. 09. Jul. Joseph Diaz Jr. made his lightweight debut a successful one by outpointing avoided contender Javier Fortuna over...
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Joseph Diaz Jr. vs. Javier Fortuna fight odds, picks and prediction

We get a 12-round WBC interim lightweight title bout Friday when Joseph Diaz Jr. and Javier Fortuna meet at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The fight will start at approximately 9 p.m. ET. Below, we break down the Diaz Jr. vs. Fortuna odds, with boxing picks and predictions.
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Joseph Diaz Jr. beats Javier Fortuna to redeem himself in lightweight debut

LOS ANGELES — Joseph Diaz Jr. vowed that he wasn’t the same fighter from February when he delivered a sluggish performance in a disappointing majority draw. Diaz admitted that he didn’t train enough in his previous bout, but the training showed Friday night in the championship rounds when he needed another gear to get past Javier Fortuna at Banc of California Stadium.
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Javier Fortuna: JoJo Diaz had the “cojones” to fight me, unlike that “lying coward” Ryan Garcia

Lightweight contender Javier Fortuna answered questions from the media after his public workout the week of his WBC interim title bout against Joseph Diaz Jr., and didn’t hold back when asked about about his original opponent, Ryan Garcia. Fortuna also shared his thoughts on Devin Haney and Gervonta Davis. Diaz-Fortuna is the co-main event to Zurdo Ramirez vs. Sullivan Barrera on Friday, July 9, at the Banc of California in Los Angeles (live on DAZN).
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Javier Fortuna surprised that JoJo Diaz agreed to meet him

Javier Fortuna was shocked when he learned that JoJo Diaz had accepted an offer to fight him. The two will collide in an all-southpaw main event on July 9 for a tertiary lightweight title in a scheduled 12-rounder at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. DAZN will show the battle.
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