Undefeated lightweight Ryan Garcia (22-0, 18 KOs) of Victorville, California will make his second appearance of the year, taking on former world champion Javier “El Abejón” Fortuna (37-3-1, 26 KOs) of the Dominican Republic on Saturday, July 16.
After a strong showing against lightweight contender Emmanuel Tagoe in April, Ryan showed that he is one of the brightest and most promising contenders at 135 pounds.
He was originally scheduled to face Fortuna in July 2021, but he was forced to withdraw from the event due to mental health issues.
Now, the 23-year-old undefeated lightweight sensation is on a mission to prove that he has what it takes to rule the division’s elite.
Ranked in the top 10 of the division, Javier Fortuna, 33, is a dangerous southpaw contender who wants to return to the forefront and limelight.
Garcia vs. Fortuna is a 12-round lightweight bout presented by Golden Boy in association with Sampson Boxing; and will be broadcast live by DAZN.