Fortuna will face the Mexican Torres today

Yoel Adames F.

Former world champion Javier –El Abejón- Fortuna will finally step into the ring this Saturday night against a dangerous rival, which would be his definitive pass to contest the world crown of 135 pounds, lightweight.

The taller Mexican Antonio Lozada Torres, coming down from the top category -cutting weight for the occasion-, and with an impressive record of 40 victories, 4 defeats and a draw, with 34 of his triumphs via chloroform. That will be the rival of the ex-double native monarch of La Romana.

Fortuna (3 5 – 2 – 1, 24KOs), who is anchored in the number one position of the World Boxing Council (WBC) ranking in search of an opportunity, has seen three fights “shuffled” and ultimately has not been able to see action in 2020.

The fight will be ten rounds and will take place at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, and the winner would get a direct ticket to the world championship in any of the four organizations that currently govern boxing. Optimistic Mercedes Promoter César “Mangu¨ita” Mercedes, who manages Fortuna’s destinies on the ring, said that at the level of the Romans there are no “tough” rivals, since he has been champion in two divisions and will seek a third scepter.

He cited that last August with a few days remaining, the lawsuit fell against the triple Venezuelan champion Jorge Linares, but that later a European opponent was sought among the top five in the ranking, who also declined and a third; African, neither accepted to measure the Dominican. “Fortuna had to fight months ago for the belt of the World Boxing Council, but the champion Devin Haney, with an undefeated record of 24-0, and 15 knockouts, you put a million dollars in his account, he returns so as not to be measured to the drone, he fears him ”. Haney underwent surgery after an injury to one of his shoulders and the WBC granted him a voluntary defense, which he successfully performed against former Cuban monarch Yuriorquis Gamboa.