Ryan Garcia impressed by knocking Javier Fortuna down three moments en route to a spherical 6 KO victory at L.A.’s Crypto.com Arena.
Ryan Garcia, a.k.a. ‘King Ry,’ was the king of Los Angeles, CA, on Saturday, July 16, as he scored his next victory of 2022. He dropped opponent Javier Fortuna three situations in a one-sided battle at the Crypto.com Arena and was victorious by a spherical 6 knockout.
Garcia (23-, 19 KOs) and Fortuna moved up to tremendous lightweight. At 5-foot-10, Garcia experienced a 4-inch peak gain over Fortuna, but Fortuna rehydrated to 157 lbs compared to 148 kilos for Garcia, in accordance to DAZN commentators.
Fortuna (37-4-1, 26 KOs) seemed out of shape at the weigh-in and didn’t glimpse a great deal improved in the battle. He was meant to fight Garcia in 2021, but Garcia pulled out of the bout, citing mental health and fitness difficulties.
Garcia has spoken about the worth of psychological overall health numerous instances. All through his layoff, he also had medical procedures on his suitable hand at the conclusion of 2021. He returned to the ring in April, defeating Emmanuel Tagoe by unanimous final decision.
Garcia appeared great against Tagoe, but he was elite towards Fortuna.
Garcia started out round 1 with an active remaining hand. He blended in jabs and hooks to Fortuna’s head in a calculated spherical that saw Garcia choose management early.
Fortuna landed his jab various moments early in spherical 2 from the southpaw stance. Nevertheless, Garcia’s appropriate hand jolted Fortuna’s head again to get back control of the spherical. He landed it a few much more periods right before the spherical ended.
Garcia opened up in round 4. His ideal hand related with regularity, and then Garcia dropped Fortuna with a left hand to the entire body. The punch created Fortuna wince, and he spat out his mouthpiece to get some time.
Ryan Garcia called out Gervonta Davis right after he knocked out Javier Fortuna in round 6 of their tremendous light-weight matchup
Garcia stayed individual though Fortuna tried using to combat back. Fortuna tried to demonstrate Garcia he was not damage, but the harm was finished on the scorecards.
About 70 seconds into spherical 5, Garcia rocked Fortuna with a still left hook that sent him to the canvas for the second time. Again, Fortuna was visibly hurt, and Garcia went in to complete the battle.
Fortuna retaliated with a left, demonstrating he was still unsafe. Garcia slowed his tempo to close an additional dominant round.
Fortuna’s corner labored feverishly to prepare their fighter for round 6. They consistently requested if he “can operate.” He obtained off his stool and started the spherical but speedily went down for the 3rd time from a Garcia left hook to the head.
This time, Fortuna took the 10-count, supplying Garcia the spherical 6 knockout victory.
Right after the battle, Garcia stated that he would continue to be at tremendous light-weight. He also named out Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis, stating that he would file the negotiations to prove that he’s not ducking Davis.
Davis stopped Rolly Romero by round 6 TKO in May to retain his WBA “regular” light-weight title. Davis campaigns as a lightweight but fought Mario Barrios at tremendous lightweight in 2021. Davis won that contest by using round 11 TKO.
Garcia vs. Davis would be a mega-combat in between two of the most proficient younger boxers in the environment. Fingers crossed that we get that fight following.