Ryan Garcia takes on Javier Fortuna to headline Golden Boy Fight Night on July 16, 2022, at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA.
Garcia remains one of the hottest upcoming prospects in an already packed lightweight division(this bout is at super lightweight though). This bout is set up for the second time after being canceled last year in the same month. Garcia pulled out from the bout for his “health and well-being”, which also cost him the WBC Interim Lightweight title and a possible shot at David Haney.
Fortuna went on to face Joseph Diaz instead and lost that bout. He returned to face Rafael Hernandez and stopped him first round itself. Garcia, undefeated in 22 fights(18 KOs), also returned to the ring earlier this year in April to beat Emmanuel Tagoe via unanimous decision.
The co-main event of Garcia vs Fortuna will see Alexis Rocha take on Luis Alberto Veron in a ten-round welterweight bout.
The main card portion of the Golden Boy Fight Night will also feature Lamont Roach Jr. in action against Angel Rodriguez in a twelve-round WBA Super Featherweight Title Eliminator bout.
Ricardo Sandoval vs David Jimenez which is a twelve-round bout for WBA Flyweight Title Eliminator to open the main card of the Garcia vs Fortuna event.
Oscar Collazo and Victorio Saludar will clash in WBA Minimumweight Title Eliminator in the final bout of the prelims of the night. The prelims show will also feature Diego De La Hoya vs Enrique Bernache in a 10-round featherweight fight. Miguel Gaona will look for another win as he faces Adel Padilla in a 4-round lightweight bout.
The complete card is as below:
- Main Event: Ryan Garcia(22-0-0) vs Javier Fortuna(37-3-1) – 12 rounds Super Lightweight bout
- Alexis Rocha(19-1) vs Luis Alberto Veron(19-4-2) – 10 rounds vacant WBO NABO Welterweight Title bout
- Lamont Roach Jr.(22-1-1) vs Angel Rodriguez(20-1) – 12 rounds WBA Super Featherweight Title Eliminator bout
- Ricardo Sandoval(20-1) vs David Jimenez(11-0) – 12 rounds WBA Flyweight Title Eliminator
- Oscar Collazo(4-0) vs Victorio Saludar(21-5) – 12 round WBA Minimumweight Eliminator bout
- Diego de la Hoya(22-1) vs Enrique Bernache(24-13) – 10 rounds Featherweight bout
- Miguel Gaona(2-0) vs Abdiel Padilla(0-5) – 4 rounds Lightweight bout