Ryan Garcia is going to take on Javier Fortuna in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 16, 2022. The fight will be broadcasted worldwide live. Here you will get all the exclusive details of the Garcia vs Fortuna event below
One of boxing’s biggest stars, Garcia returned to the ring in April after a 15-month layoff due to a broken wrist and mental health issues, beating Emmanuel Tagoe by a majority verdict. Garcia and Fortuna were scheduled to fight in July 2021, but that didn’t happen due to Garcia’s mental health issues.
Fortuna, a former two-division world champion, remained on the show and was defeated by Jo Jo Diaz by a majority decision. In February, the 32-year-old returned with a first-round knockout of Rafael Hernandez.
Garcia had been negotiating combat with Isaac Cruz. But they never had the chance, and Garcia returned to Fortuna. A victory over Fortuna brings him in a position to rekindle talks about a fight with the lightweight star Gervonta Davis.
When is Garcia vs Fortuna Fight?
- Date: Saturday, July 16
- Time: 8 p.m. ET
- Main event ring walks: 11 p.m. ET
These timings could change depending on the duration of the undercard bouts.
The fight will be held at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The arena, known by many also as Staples Center, can hold up to 21,000 people.
How to watch Garcia vs Fortuna?
The Garcia vs Fortuna fight will be live streamed on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe.
If you are willing to watch the event in somewhere except DAZN, you can subscribe to PPV.com.
Ryan Garcia records and Bio:
- Nationality: American
- Born: Aug. 8, 1998
- Height: 5-10
- Reach: 70 inches
- Total fights: 22
- Record: 22-0 with 18 wins via knockout
Javier Fortuna Record and Bio:
- Nationality: Dominican
- Born: December 18, 1990
- Height: 5′ 6 1⁄2″
- Reach: 68 1⁄2″
- Total fights: 43
- Record: 37-3-1, two no-contests with 26 knockouts
Here are the odds of the Garcia vs Fortuna Fight:
- Garcia -1200 (bet $1,200 to win $100)
- Fortuna +650 (bet $100 to win $650)
Garcia vs Fortuna Fight Card:
- Ryan Garcia vs. Javier Fortuna; Super Lightweights
- Alexis Rocha vs. Luis Veron; Welterweights
- Lamont Roach Jr. vs. Angel Rodriguez; WBA Junior Lightweight eliminator
- Ricardo Sandoval vs. David Jimenez; WBA Flyweight eliminator
- Oscar Collazo vs. Victorio Saludar; WBA Minimumweight eliminator
- Diego De La Hoya vs. Enrique Bernache; Featherweights
- Miguel Gaona vs. Jonathan Guzman; Lightweights
Fortuna is a genuine fighter and a reasonable opponent for Garcia in a fight that fans actually want to see. Defeating Tagoe, Fortuna, and “JoJo” Diaz – assuming the Diaz fight follows the Fortuna fight – will not be a bad year for Garcia all in all, but 2023 requires to be the year where Garcia confronts a great boxer in a division with no shortage of elite talent.
Garcia should have no trouble dealing with Fortuna. Fortuna is small for a 135-pounder, and he can’t compete with Garcia’s speed and power, so it’s interesting to assume what Garcia is about to do and how Fortuna keeps up with him.
Garcia vs Fortuna Pick: Garcia is going to win