Interim WBA Super Middleweight Champion David O. Morrell Jr. Dominates and Stops Mike Gavronski in Three Rounds in FOX PBC Fight Night Main Event & on FOX Deportes Saturday Night from Los Angeles

Juan Macias Montiel Scores First-Round Upset Knockout Victory Over James Kirkland & Unbeaten Rising Star Jesus Ramos Delivers
TKO Win Against Naim Nelson
 Photos from Sean Michael Ham/TGB Promotions

LOS ANGELES – Interim WBA Super Middleweight Champion David O. Morrell Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs) earned a dominant knockout victory over Mike Gavronski (26-4-1, 16 KOs) in three rounds Saturday night in the main event of FOX PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes from the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles.
 
A former Cuban amateur star, the southpaw Morrell, now hailing from Minneapolis, came out throwing fast, accurate and powerful combinations from round one and almost immediately had Gavronski, from Bellevue, Washington, staggering groggily around the ring. Morrell finally dropped the dazed Gavronski for a nine count with a fearsome combination of shots at the end of the first round.
 
The relentless attack continued in rounds two and three, as Morrell delivered an array of power shots. After a final clean uppercut sent Gavronski’s head snapping back, Referee Jack Reiss had seen enough and waved it over at 2:45 of round three.
 
Through the almost eight minutes of action, Morrell threw 208 punches and landed 102 of them according to CompuBox.
 
In the 10-round middleweight co-main event, Los Mochis, Mexico’s hard-punching Juan Macias Montiel (25-4-2, 22 KOs) quickly stopped knockout artist James Kirkland (34-3, 30 KOs) of Austin, Texas, dropping him three times and finishing the fight just 1:56 into the first round.
 
Within the first 30 seconds, Montiel sent Kirkland down with a left hook to the temple and put him down again soon after with a follow-up series of uppercuts and left hands. An unsteady-looking Kirkland rose for the second time, looking to continue fighting, but was sent back to the canvas for the third and final time from a strong barrage culminated by a Montiel right hand. Referee Jerry Cantu waved off the fight and awarded Montiel the upset victory.
 
Unbeaten rising star Jesus Ramos 14-0 (13 KOs) continued to impress with a four-round demolition of Philadelphia veteran Naim Nelson (14-5, 1 KO) in their super lightweight contest.
 
Ramos, a heavy-handed southpaw from Casa Grande, Arizona, took two rounds to size Nelson up before moving in for the kill. The 19-year-old slugger’s investment in body work allowed him to set up a hard overhand left that sent Nelson down late in round three.
 
In round four, more bodywork from Ramos, mixed with thudding shots to the head, took the rest of the fight out of Nelson as he slumped to the canvas. With little chance of turning things around, Nelson’s corner indicated to referee Ray Corona that their man was finished at the conclusion of the round. The official verdict was a knockout at the end of the fourth round.
 
In a super bantamweight showdown on the broadcast, between Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s Travon Lawson (4-0, 3 KOs) scored a surprise upset knockout over 18-year-old prospect Angel “AK-47” Barrientes (4-1, 3 KOs) in the fourth round.
 
Moving around the ring and firing hard punches from a distance, Barrientes, from Las Vegas via Honolulu, controlled much of the first three rounds. But in round four, the 31-year-old Lawson came out swinging for the fences and a surprise series of clean right hands snapped Barrientes’ head back violently and sent him to the canvas hard. Barrientes rose to his feet and indicated he’d like to continue, but referee Eddie Hernandez Sr. waved the fight off at :55 of the fourth.
 
Preceding FOX PBC Fight Night, FS1 PBC Fight Night was headlined by a battles between super middleweight contenders that saw Forestville, Maryland’s Alantez Fox (27-2-1, 12 KOs) score a 10-round unanimous decision over Marcos “Madman” Hernandez (14-4-1, 3 KOs) of Fresno, California. The competitive fight ended with scores of 96-94, 97-93 and 98-92, all for Fox.
 
More action on FS1 featured 18-year-old super bantamweight prospect Chávez “The Beast” Barrientes (5-0, 4 KOs), from Las Vegas via Honolulu, remaining undefeated with a third-round knockout over Columbia, South Carolina’s Paul Carroll (4-2, 4 KOs). Barrientes sent the determined Carroll down with a right uppercut in the third and then battered him around the ring for the remainder of the round. With cautionary guidance from Referee Eddie Hernandez Sr., Carroll’s corner elected to stop the fight.
 
Unbeaten welterweight Radzhab Butaev (13-0, 10 KOs) returned to action with an impressive third-round body-shot knockout over Terry Chatwood(9-1-1, 5 KOs). After two competitive rounds, Butaev, from Indio, California via The Republic of Dagestan, Russia, upped the intensity in the third and saw immediate results. Chatwood, from Littlerock, Arkansas, was visibly hurt by the perfectly placed liver shot and made no attempt to rise. Referee Jerry Cantu reached the count of 10 at 1:01.

Mishiro, Akaho, Sasaki and Sakai Victorious in Tokyo

By: Damon “Latinbox” Gonzalez

Photo credits: Naoki Fukuda

Tokyo, Japan – Lightweight Hironori Mishiro (10-0-1, 3 KO) from Tokyo, Japan scored a majority decision win over Masayuki Ito (26-3-1, 14 KO) from Tokyo, Japan on December 26, 2020 at the Sumida City Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan.

Presented by Ichitaro Ishii – Yokohama Hikari Promotions.

Super Bantamweight Ryo Akaho (36-2-2, 24 KO) from Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan scores a second round TKO victory over Yuto Nakamura (11-6-1, 8 KO) from Suzuka, Mie, Japan.

19 year old Jin Sasaki (10-0, 9 KO) from Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. scores a TKO in the third round over Aso Ishikawa (8-3-1, 6 KO) from Neyagawa, Osaka, Japan.

Sasaki winning the vacant Japanese Youth Super Lightweight Title.

Welterweight Shoki “EL PV” Sakai (25-11-2, 13 KO) from Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. scores a eight round unanimous decision victory over Takeru Kobata (8-5-1, 3 KO) from Beppu, Oita, Japan.

Stevenson Dominates Clary

Las Vegas, NV – Super Featherweight and former WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson (15-0, 8 KOs) outclassed Toka Kahn Clary (28-3, 19 KOs) over ten rounds on Saturday night in the bubble at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Total domination for Stevenson who won easily 100-90 on all three judges’ cards.

Masayoshi Nakatani (19-1, 13 KO) captured the WBO Intercontinental Lightweight title tonight by stopping Felix Verdejo (27-2, 17 KO) in the ninth

In the opening round Verdejo catches Nakatani with a hard right hand flooring him with a hard shot, surprisingly Nakatani comes back and finishes the round off strong.

In round three Nakatani gets tagged right at the opening bell with a hard right hand from Verdejo who uses good angles tagging Nakatani with shots.

Verdejo times Nakatani walks into a hard right hand dropping Nakatani to a knee as Verdejo continues to execute his game plan.

Nakatani comes back hard in round seven buzzing Verdejo with a hard shot Verdejo fighting back holds on then fires back at Nakatani.

Nakatani catches Verdejo with an explosive left jab flooring Verdejo twice ending the fight at 1:45 seconds of round nine by TKO victory.

Super Middleweight Edgar Berlanga (16-0, 16 KO) stops Ulises Sierra (15-2-2, 9 KO) in the opening round.

Berlanga Crushing Sierra with hard right hands dropping him in the opening round then finishing him off with hard combinations ending Sierra’s night at the official time 2:40 seconds of round one by TKO victory.

After eight rounds Middleweight Quincy LaVallais (10-0-1, 5 KO) from Kenner, LA. scores a unanimous decision victory over Clay Collard (9-3-3, 4 KO)  

Judges official scores were 78-74, 77-75 (2x).

Teiken Promotions Light Flyweight Star Jesse “Bam” Rodriguez (13-0, 9 KO) destroys Saul Juarez (25-13-2, 13 KO) in two rounds.

Rodriguez starts off strong in the opening round landing a hard uppercut follows with good body shots putting the pressure on Juarez early on.

Juarez gets cracked with a left uppercut ending his night at the official time 2:05 seconds of round two by TKO victory.

Featherweight Robeisy Ramirez (6-1, 4 KO) stops Brandon Valdes (13-2, 7 KO) in six.

Valdez and Ramirez no feel our round in the opening stanza as both fighters go right after each other Valdez appeared to of the better of the exchanges.

Ramirez setting Valdez up in round two making him pay as he steps in and gets caught with some hard shots to the head and body.

Ramirez catching Valdez with hard hard shots putting a lot of pressure on Valdez as referee Mora jumps in to wave off the fight at the official time 2:49 seconds of round six by TKO victory.

Featherweight Haven Brady Jr. (2-0, 2 KO) from Albany, GA. was too much for Michael Land (1-2, 1 KO)

Brady,Jr. having no problems finding the target punching with Land but catching him at will in the opening stanza.

Brady,Jr. executing his shots going right to the body breaking down Land with hard shots in round two.

Referee Kenny Bayless calls a stop to the bout at the end of the second round.

Land’s corner calls the fight as Land didn’t come out for round three.

 

Welterweight Kasir Goldston (2-0, 1 KO) from Albany, New York stops Llewelyn McClamy (2-1, 1 KO) in two rounds.

Young 17 year old welterweight Kasir Goldston starts off strong placing his punches correctly McClamy gets dropped twice in round two as Goldston finishes him off at 1:35 seconds of round two by TKO victory for Goldston.

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Ruben Torres Replaces Michael Dutchover Headlining Final 3.2.1. Boxing Event of 2020

CORONA, CA – Thompson Boxing Promotions has a new main event for their Sunday, December 20th 3.2.1. Boxing event. Ruben “Ace” Torres (13-0, 11 KOs) will be replacing his stablemate, Michael “The West Texas Warrior” Dutchover (14-1, 10 KOs), of Midland, TX, who will no longer compete on the card.  Torres will be taking on Jose Luis “La Boa” Rodriguez (23-13-1, 13 KOs) in the new eight-round main event.
“I am happy to get the fight, but it is bittersweet since my teammate Michael Dutchover doesn’t get this opportunity,” said Torres. “I have stayed in the gym with my coach Danny Zamora and was helping with camp already, so I am ready to step-up and headline the card. I’m looking forward to putting on a great performance against Rodriguez.”
The free stream will air live on the Thompson Boxing Promotions website (www.thompsonboxing.com), as well as their Facebook and YouTube 
pages. 3.2.1. Boxing will take place at the Omega Products International Event Center in Corona, CA, and will start at 3:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. ET.
Torres will be forced to use all of his tricks in the ring to handle the crafty veteran Rodriguez, who has been in the ring with the likes of WBA Super Lightweight champion Mario Barrios (26-0, 17 KOs), Felix Verdejo (27-1, 17 KOs), Antonio Orozco (28-2, 17 KOs), Bakhtiyar Eyubov (14-2-1, 12 KOs), Jose Pedraza (28-3, 13 KOs), and Sharif Bogere (32-2, 20 KOs).
In the 8-round co-feature, two of Thompson Boxing’s own will face off as Saul “The Beast” Sanchez (14-1, 8 KO), of Pacoima, CA, takes on Mario Hernandez (10-1-1, 3 KOs), of Santa Ana, CA will battle each other inside the right testing the waters of the super flyweight division.
Middleweight Richard “Cool Breeze” Brewart Jr. (7-0, 3 KO), of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, will take his social media feud with Louis Hernandez (8-0-1, 6 KOs), of Jackson, MS, to the ring in an entertaining six-round opening bout.
“We’re disappointed that Micahel couldn’t be on the card, but this is a great event,” said promoter Ken Thompson. “From Brewart vs Hernandez to Saul Sanchez vs Mario Hernandez, and now Ruben Torres in the main event, this is a stacked card that I am excited to watch.”
“We had some unfortunate situations occur for Michael Dutchover’s past two fights, but Ruben Torres is willing to step-up and we’re excited to see his bout,” said Alex Camponovo, Thompson Boxing’s general manager and creator of 3.2.1 Boxing. “This card is one of the best we’ve put together, and we’re truly excited to see it come to fruition. We understand this year has been hard, but we’re making the most of it, and bringing the fans, LIVE, FREE boxing!”
Beto Duran will operate as the blow-by-blow commentator with expert commentary by Doug Fischer, while Jessica Rosales will serve as the onsite ringside reporter.
3.2.1 Boxing is sponsored by Thompson Building Materials, transforming spaces in beautiful places; Omega Products International, the leading stucco manufacturer in the United States; Henry / Fortifiber, moisture system control as easy as 1,2,3; and Makita, rule the outdoors.
 
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40-0 Gilberto Ramirez returns to ring Dec. 18 vs. Alfonso Lopez on PPV

40-0 Gilberto Ramirez returns to ring

Dec. 18 vs. Alfonso Lopez on PPV

World-class heavyweight Mike Hunter fighting in co-feature

Live on pay per view from Galveston, Texas

GALVESTON, Texas – The long-awaited return of undefeated Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (40-0, 26 KOs) will be Friday night, December 18, when he challenges North American Boxing Federation (NABF) light heavyweight Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez (32-3, 25 KOs), live on pay per view from Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.

“Battle of Rio Grande” will be available for live viewing on digital, cable and satellite, starting at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, on pay per view for a suggested retail price of only $24.99. FITE TV will stream worldwide on the FITE app and website (www.FITE.tv) and Integrated Sports Media will distribute throughout North America via DirecTV, iN Demand, Vubiquity, and DISH in the United States, as well as in Canada on Shaw and SaskTel.

The main event fighters, Ramirez and Lopez, are co-promoters of “Battle of Rio Grande” under their promotional company names, respectively, Zurdo Promotions and El Tigre Promotions.

The 29-year-old Ramirez, fighting out of Mazatlán, Mexico, became the first Mexican super middleweight champion of the world in 2016, when he defeated defending World Boxing Organization (WBO) champion Arthur Abraham (44-4) by way of a 12-round unanimous decision. Ramirez successfully defended his world title against 33-4-1 Maksym Bursak (DEC12), 22-0 Jesse Hart (WDEC12), 25-0-1 Habif Ahmed (TKO6), 23-0 Roamer Alexis Angulo (DEC12) and 25-1 Hart (DEC12) in a rematch.

Ramirez’ last fight, his first as a light heavyweight, was last April in Los Angeles, in which “Zurdo” stopped 29-6-1 Tommy Karpency in four rounds. Ramirez then became a promotional free agent.

Lopez will be fighting close to his home in Huntsville, Texas. “El Tigre” will be riding a 10-fight win streak into the ring for the Dec. 18th 12-round main event. He hasn’t fought in 13 months, registering a 10-round decision over 19-9-1 Denis Grachev in Lopez’ first defense of the NABF title he captured in his previous fight with a fourth-round stoppage of 21-3 Alex Theran.

“I’m looking forward to hosting my first fight and appreciate all the support and love I’ve received from everybody,” Ramirez said. I want to give special thanks to FITE.TV, El Tigre Promotions, Be Def Sports, and the state of Texas for being great partners in this event. I know it’s been a long road to return, but I feel great having full control of my career and being able to fight whenever, wherever, and however, I want. As always, I appreciate my trainers – Julian Chua, Joel Flores, and Chris Wong – keeping me in shape since my last fight and I feel better than ever to step back in the ring. I’ll see you guys December 18th in Texas!”

World-rated heavyweight Michael “The Bounty” Hunter, of Las Vegas, will take on battle-tested veteran Chauncy “Hillyard Hammer” Welliver (57-13-5, 23 KOs), the former World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas champion.

Hunter is rated among the top 10 in all four major sanctioning bodies — #4 International Boxing Federation (IBF), #7 WBO, #10 WBC and World Boxing Association – in addition to being ranked # 8 by The Ring independent magazine.

Hunter’s last action was a 12-round split draw a year ago in Saudi Arabia with Alexander Povetkin (35-2), the former world heavyweight champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist. A decorated U.S. amateur boxer, Hunter’s lone loss as a professional was a 12-round unanimous decision in 2017 to another Olympic gold medalist (2012), defending champion Oleksandr Usyk (11-0), for the WBO World cruiserweight title.

FURY: I BELONG AT WORLD LEVEL Former World Title challenger promises to “do a job” on Wach

Hughie Fury wants to show that he belongs at world level by “doing a job” on Mariusz Wach when he collides with the former World Title challenger on the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday December 12, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and territories on its just-launched Global platform.

The only defeats on Fury’s 27 fight slate came at world level – a majority 12 round decision dropped in a close and controversial WBO World Title challenge to New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in 2017, a gallant and gory 12 round points loss to Pulev in an IBF Final Eliminator in Sofia and a points loss to Alexander Povetkin last summer.

At just 26, Fury believes that his best years are ahead of him, and the Manchester contender is confident that there’s still plenty of time left to mount a fresh assault at world honours. Polish veteran Wach took Dillian Whyte the distance in Saudi Arabia a year ago, and Fury knows the former World Title challenger still has plenty to offer. 

“He’s a tough man Mariusz Wach,” said Fury. “He’s been in with some great fighters, pretty much everyone, including a World Title challenge. I’m looking forward to doing a job on him. This is definitely one not to miss. It’s been a while and I’m ready to show what I’m all about. 

“Wach brings power and size, you can’t switch off for a second. I want these kind of fights as these fights will help me achieve what I need in boxing. I’m expecting a tough fight with Wach. I’ve seen a few of his fights and we’ve done our studying, training and sparring. 

“I’m ready for all the serious fights out there, I’ve had vast experience and I belong on the world level. I expect to be knocking on the door for another shot at world honours again very soon. I’ve been living in the gym, working on a lot of different aspects of my game, perfecting what I needed to do. 

“Everything happens for a reason. You’ve just got to stay patient and fight whoever they put in front of you. Boxing is about learning and taking fights. If you believe that you are the best, then you will take on anyone and everyone.”

Fury vs. Wach is part of a huge night of action in London, Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) defends his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World Titles against Mandatory Challenger Kubrat Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs), Martin Bakole (15-1, 12 KOs) and Sergey Kuzmin (15-1, 11 KOs) fight for the vacant WBC International Heavyweight Title, Hackney Cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie (14-0, 11 KOs) returns to action and Leeds Super-Bantamweight Qais Ashfaq (8-1, 3 KOs) looks to return to winning ways against Ashley Lane (14-9-2, 1 KO), with more fights confirmed tomorrow. 

Gonzalez “The Monster” a Light Heavyweight Powerhouse

Miami, Florida- Yunieski Gonzalez from Miami, Florida. becomes the WBA Fedelatin light heavyweight champion tonight after crushing Alex Theran from Barranquilla, Columbia. hitting him with deviating shots ending his night by way of KO victory at the 2:51 mark of round two.

Lightweight

Luis “Chucho” Melendez from Miami, Florida. broke down Mario E. Sayal Lozano from Argentina ending his night at the official time 1:11 seconds of round two by KO victory.

Featherweight

Neslan Machado from Miami, Florida scores a six round unanimous decision win over Angel Antonio Contreras from Monterrey, Mexico.

Featherweight

Marcel Barlatier from Miami, Florida crushes Dakota Laster from Hannibal, MO. ending his night at the official time 1:43 seconds of the opening stanza by TKO victory.

Argentinian Super Welterweight “El Pollero”Damian Ezequiel Bonelli from Argentina pulls out a split decision against Derrick Cuevas from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.

Super Lightweight

Antonio “Bang” Williams (12-0-1, 6 KO) from Richmond, Texas scores a six round unanimous decision victory over Juan “Cirujano”Aguirre (7-2-2, 5 KO) from Yucatán, Mexico.

Super Welterweight

Chris Otero (3-0, 2 KO) from Homestead, Florida was too much for Jose F Leon (0-7-1) from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Otero taking the four round unanimous decision win.

Super Welterweight

Elvin Gambarov (10-0, 9 KO) from Miami, Florida way of Gabala, Azerbaijan. scores a TKO at the official time .17 seconds of round number three over Geronimo Nahuel Sacco (8-2-1, 1 KO) from 25 de Mayo, Buenos Aries, Argentina.

Lightweight

Erick Lanzas, Jr. from Homestead, Florida got rid of Don Stewart from St. Charles, MO. in just .56 seconds of round one by hard KO victory.

Super Middleweights

Isaac Carbonell eliminates Salome Flores Torres at the official time of 1:41 seconds of the opening round by TKO victory.

In the opening bout of the evening Super Welterweight

Kennth “Tyson” Sene from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida battles Jurmain McDonald from Jefferson City, MO. to a split decision victory, Sene put his punches together pounding McDonald in rounds three and four.

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Report: Damon Gonzalez/ Latinbox Sports

Saunders Beats Murray

In the main event tonight at Wembley SSE Arena in London, United Kingdom Billy Joe Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) defends his WBO World Super-Middleweight Title in a twelve round decision victory over Martin Murray (39-6-1, 17 KOs).

Judges official scores were 120-109, 120-109, 118-110.

Lightweight puncher James Tennyson (28-3, 24 KOs) destroyed Josh O’Reilly (16-1, 6 KOs) in the first round on Thursday night at the SSE Arena in London. Former world title challenger Tennyson floored O’Reilly twice stepped on the gas as referee seen enough stopping the punishment at the official time 2:14 seconds in the opening stanza.

Other Results:

Light Heavyweight Lewis “The Saint” Edmondson drops and stops John Telford in round three declaring Edmondson the winner.

Bantamweight Shannon Courtenay scores a seventh round KO victory over Dorota Norek.

Featherweight Donte Dixon scores a six round decision over Angelo Dragone scoring 58-56 on all judges scorecards.

Super Middleweight Lerrone Richards scores a eighth round decision over Timo Laine scoring 80-72 on all the judges scorecards.

Jacobs Edges Rosado in Split Decision

Report: Damon Gonzalez – Latinbox Sports

Hollywood, Florida. – Daniel Jacobs (37-3, 30 KOs) won a tactical twelve round split decision over “King” Gabriel Rosado (25-13-1 14 KOs) in a super middleweight clash on Friday night at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida. After some seriously hard feelings were expressed in the build-up, the fight was a tactical chess match that never heated up. Scores were 115-113 Rosado, 115-113, 115-113 Jacobs.

In a clash for the IBF Intercontinental welterweight title, 2016 Rio Olympic gold medalist Daniyar Yeleussinov (10-0, 6 KOs) made quick work of former unified 140lb champ Julius Indongo (23-3, 12 KOs). Yeleussinov dropped Indongo in the first round and again in round two. Indongo didn’t wish to continue after the second knockdown. Time was 1:24.

Middleweight Nikita “White Chocolate” Ababiy (10-0, 6 KOs) scores a six round unanimous decision over Brandon Maddox (7-4-1, 5 KOs). Judges scorecards were 59-55 3x.

Unbeaten heavyweight Mahammadrasul Majidov (3-0, 3 KOs) won by third round TKO over previously unbeaten Sahret Delgado (8-0, 7 KOs). A big right hand left Delgado unable to continue ending the contest at .47 seconds of round three by TKO victory.

A great show of sportsmanship after the fight Mahammadrasul Majidov rushed to Delgado’s corner as he was collapsing after the knockout Majidov put his arms around him and picked him up to help Delgado sit on the stool safely so the Florida Boxing commission doctors could attend to him.

In the opening bout of the evening Lightweight

Emmanuel “The Gameboy”Tagoe (32-1, 15 KO) from Accra, Ghana scores a majority decision victory over Mason “Rock Hard Mighty” Menard (36-5, 25 KO) from Rayne, Louisiana.

Judges official scores 95-95, 98-92, 96-94.

Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel/Casino, Hollywood, Florida.

Promoter: MatchroomBoxing

TV: DAZN

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PROMOTER LEWKOWICZ PETITIONS WBC TO ORDER IMMEDIATE JAVIER FORTUNA VS. DEVIN HANEY FIGHT FOR WBC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

This afternoon, Sampson Lewkowicz, promoter of two-time world champion and WBC #2 lightweight contender Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (36-2-1, 25 KOs), is submitting a formal request to the WBC for them to order negotiations to begin immediately for Fortuna to face current WBC Lightweight Champion Devin Haney (25-0, 15 KOs).
In his request, Lewkowicz cites the extended series of cancelled and declined fights for his top-rated fighter:
  • After fighting his way to the #1 spot in the WBC ratings last November, Fortuna was supposed to face England’s Luke Campbell in April of this year for the vacant lightweight championship after champion Haney was sidelined by shoulder injury and named a “champion in recess.” However, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the fight from happening and gave Haney adequate time to recover. 
  • The WBC then reinstated Haney as champion and granted him a voluntary defense. They further mandated that Fortuna and Campbell meet for the WBC interim lightweight championship and then face the winner of Haney’s voluntary defense immediately after. That arrangement fell through though, when Campbell’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, announced he was planning to step over #1 contender Fortuna to make a fight between Haney and #2 contender Campbell.
  • With Fortuna now looking for a new opponent, representatives from Golden Boy Promotions offered him a fight against WBC #3-ranked Ryan Garcia, which Fortuna agreed to without hesitation, only to be later notified that “Kingry” didn’t want to face Fortuna. 
  • Lewkowicz then arranged for Fortuna to face Jorge Linares (47-5, 29 KOs), the WBC #5 contender and a former featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight world champion for the WBC Diamond Belt in August. Unfortunately, Linares announced he had COVID-19 a couple weeks before the fight and it was also cancelled. 
  • Since then, Haney has gone on to successfully make his voluntary defense against former champion Yuriorkis Gamboa in November and Ryan Garcia is set to face Luke Campbell in January of next year. 
  • Fortuna, now the WBC #2 contender after the insertion of former champ Vasyl Lomachenko into the #1 spot, was finally able to find someone to fight and looked sensational this past weekend while stopping tough Mexican Antonio Lozada Torres in six rounds.
Given these circumstances, Team Fortuna believes they are justified in requesting the WBC to grant this request for an immediate Fortuna vs. Haney fight. Fortuna has been a #1 or #2 contender for over a year while lower-rated contenders have secured fights against each other. With Lomachenko tied up looking for a rematch against Teofimo Lopez, the Fortuna vs. Haney fight is a worthy matchup between champion and available top contender.
“Through his entire career, Javier Fortuna has fought anyone willing to fight,” said Lewkowicz. “He looked sensational beating Lozada on Saturday and has been a top contender for an exceptionally long time. He deserves an immediate shot at Devin Haney’s championship. I am sure the WBC will agree that the time has come for his long-awaited title challenge.