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- What does Javier do for a living?
- Who are Javier’s parents and siblings?
- What are Javier’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Javier married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
- Does Javier have any children?
- Where is Javier now?
- How tall is Javier?
- How much money does Javier earn?
- What is Javier’s net worth?
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Who is Javier Fortuna?
Javier Fortuna Francisco is a professional Dominican well-known boxer. From 2015 to 2016, he held the WBA (Regular) super featherweight title and from 2012 to 2013 the WBA interim featherweight title. In 2018, he was challenged for the IBF lightweight title.
How Old Is Javier Fortuna?
He is 32 years old as of June 2022, having been born on July 15, 1989, in La Romana, Dominican Republic. Javier shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Abbie Herbert, Ariana Lee Bonfiglio, Cora Bennett, Ryan Johnston, Sofie SanFilippo, and many more.
Javier Fortuna Family
Who are Javier Fortuna’s Parents?
Information regarding his parents is not included on the internet. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Does Javier Fortuna have Siblings?
He has an elder brother by the name of Jonathon Alexander Fortuna.
Javier Fortuna Education
Information regarding where he received his high school/college education is not mentioned on the internet. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Javier Fortuna Marital Status
On his love life matters, he is seen as a person who hates drama and loves his privacy. He has managed to keep his marriage/dating life low-key thus leaving many with a lot of unanswered questions. In case there is any news regarding this matter we will update it here as soon as possible.
Javier Fortuna Kids
There is no information showing whether he has kids or not. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Javier Fortuna Career
An Amateur Career
Being a member of the Dominican National Team, he won a Pan American silver medal and gold medal at the Dominican National Championships. Overall, hended his amateur career with a record of 196-16.
A Professional Career
In his professional career, he is promoted by Lou DiBella’s company DiBella Entertainment. Fortuna knocked out Florida prospect Derrick Wilson in March 2011 to win the WBC Youth Intercontinental Featherweight Championship. Later, he followed the win with a first-round knockout over prospect Yuandale Evans and a second-round knockout over former IBF and IBO Featherweight Champion Cristobal Cruz.
A WBA Interim Featherweight Title Fight Career
On December 8, 2012, on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV, Fortuna faced previously unbeaten Irish fighter Patrick Hyland for the WBA Interim Featherweight Title. Moreover, Fortuna won the fight via unanimous decision thus winning the title and making Hyland’s first loss as a professional.
A WBA Regular Super Featherweight title fight career
On May 20, 2015, on the undercard of Amir Khan vs. Chris Algieri, he faced the Costa Rican Bryan Vazquez for the WBA (Regular) Super Featherweight Title. Fortuna started the fight strong throwing punches and making Vazquez look slow. This made Fortuna win the fight and his second world title as a professional. In his first title defense, he faced Carlos Velasquez. He also managed to drop Velasquez in the second round until the tenth round when the referee stepped in and waved off the fight. The win made Fortuna continue his reign as champion. He was then scheduled to fight Robert Easter Jr. on January 20, 2018, for his IBF lightweight belt.
However, he was not able to make the weight thus Easter Jr’s IBF belt was not on the line. Fortuna conceded his first professional loss as Easter ended up being victorious via a debatable split decision. Two judges scored the fight in favor of Easter 115-112 and 114-113 and one in favor of Fortuna 114-113. Following his defeat, he battled Adrian Granados on June 16, 2018. In an accidental crash, he was pushed out of the ring and had to be carried out of the arena on a stretcher. Therefore, the fight ended in a no-content decision. He then faced Jesus Cuellar on November 2, 2019, where he dominated him to a second-round TKO.
Fortuna vs. Campbell Cancellation
On April 17, 2020, Fortuna was supposed to face Luke Campbell for the vacant WBC lightweight title. However, the fight was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Fortuna vs. Linares Cancellation
On August 28, 2020, he was scheduled to face former world champion and contender Jorge Linares. But Linares pulled out of the bout canceling it because of having the coronavirus.
Javier Fortuna Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 6½inches (1.69m) and a weight of 61.36kg (135lbs)
Javier Fortuna’s Salary and Net Worth
His salary is not dated on the internet but has an estimated net worth of between $1 and $5 million.