(CTN News) – There were three times Ryan Garcia brought down Javier Fortuna on Saturday night, which made his performance in Los Angeles impressive.
There is no doubt that Javier Fortuna will prove that Garcia is overrated when he steps into the ring with Ryan Garcia.
However, as Javier Fortuna soon discovered, his predictive skills were lacking as Ryan Garcia took control of the fight early on before scoring a sixth-round KO to the delight of the crowd at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
Despite Garcia’s long-range attacks paying off, Fortuna’s guard gradually emerged, exposing her ribs in the process.
After Garcia’s ranged attacks paid off, Fortuna’s guard gradually emerged, exposing her ribs in the process. When Garcia lands his first knockdown attempt in the fourth round with a left hook to Fortuna, I’m sure he will take advantage of it.
Despite Fortuna’s effort, Ryan Garcia’s left hand moved back to his head in the fifth round. During the fight, Fortuna was hit by another left hook, which sent Fortuna to the ground for the second time in the fight.
The Dominican veteran staggered as he landed on the canvas.
As Garcia dealt a three-stroke combination ending with another left hook, the third and final knockdown of the fight occurred early in the sixth round. After the 0:27 round, Fortuna failed to defend, and Garcia was awarded a KO.
Although the two fighters used to campaign in the light weight class, the fight was contested in the super light class at the request of the Fortuna camp. After the fight, Garcia explains that he is so comfortable with his weight that he won’t be returning to the light division.
Even with what he claims is a permanent weight gain, Garcia remains focused on a massive fight with one of the other lightweight starlets in Gervonta “Tank” Davis for his next match.
Garcia said, “100%, I feel much better.” “I might go back to 13, but it’s worth it. I’ll be fighting ‘Tank’ again at 140. Hey, I’m going to cover all the negotiations so you don’t think I’m ducking.
That’s what will give me respect. I’ve never been afraid. I have said that I have a competitive spirit. You’ll see it when I fight Tank and smack him in the ass.”
Over the past few years, there has been a lot of discussion about a possible fight between Garcia and Davis, who are both considered one of the best lightweights in the world.
The two fighters share the lightweight division with starlets such as Devin Haney and Teofimo Lopez, another young fighter who has just moved up from the 122-pound division to 140.
Although Davis won the WBA secondary title in superlightweight with a dramatic victory over Mario Barrios, it’s unclear if he will return to the weight given his size.
It also depends on the promoter and network negotiating a fair deal for all parties.