Sources: Garcia, Fortuna to fight in July in L.A.


Ryan Garcia and Javier Fortuna will meet within the ring in spite of everything.

The fighters have agreed to a deal for a 135-pound struggle on July 16 at Area in Los Angeles on DAZN, sources advised ESPN.

Garcia and Fortuna had been set to struggle final July, however Garcia withdrew to handle his psychological well being. The star boxer was then lined as much as struggle Joseph Diaz Jr. in November 2021 however was compelled to tug out after he suffered a wrist damage that required surgical procedure.

The 23-year-old from Southern California lastly returned in April with a unanimous-decision win over Emmanuel Tagoe, and was ringside Saturday in Brooklyn to name out Gervonta Davis after Davis’ sixth-round TKO of Rolando Romero.

“Let me deal with enterprise July sixteenth, I will get Tank,” Garcia (22-0, 18 KOs) tweeted Sunday. “He was screaming the entire struggle ‘I am subsequent,’ so let it’s. December, let’s get it.”

However first, Garcia is about for maybe the hardest project of his profession, even when Fortuna is not on Davis’ degree (although Fortuna is ESPN’s No. 10 light-weight). The 33-year-old Dominican boxer shapes up as a second world-class opponent in three fights for Garcia after a seventh-round TKO of Luke Campbell in January 2021.

Fortuna (37-3-1, 26 KOs) possesses a strong left hand and an aggressive, free-swinging fashion, however he is coming off a transparent determination defeat to Diaz in July. Fortuna bounced again in February with a stay-busy first-round KO and now lands the struggle he is been lobbying for.

“Ryan Garcia ought to take this struggle very severely and practice correctly as a result of he will likely be dealing with, by far, the very best fighter of his profession,” Fortuna mentioned final April earlier than the July 2021 bout was cancelled.

“Hopefully on struggle night time, there will likely be no excuses for his loss. … I’ve an excessive amount of of all the pieces for Ryan Garcia. His [win over Campbell] confirmed how straightforward he’s to hit. And his energy will not imply something to me. However mine will put him to sleep.”

If Garcia, ESPN’s No. 6 light-weight, can push previous Fortuna, a struggle with “Tank” Davis is among the many largest in all of boxing.

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