Ryan Garcia vs. Javier Fortuna results, live stream battle coverage

Handsome boxer Ryan Garcia faces one of the toughest tests of his career tonight (July 16, 2022) when he takes on former champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California.

MMAmania.com will be reporting LIVE on tonight’s main map below, including round-by-round coverage of the main event. The DAZN broadcast will start at 8pm ET, with Garcia and Fortuna likely to make the walk closer to 11pm ET.

This is Garcia’s second appearance since a 15-month layoff, and he will try to erase the memory of April’s disappointing win over Emmanuel Tagoe. Fortuna is thinking of at least making him work for it as he gave JoJo Diaz a decent fight in 2021.

The rest of the main card includes rising welterweight, Alexis Rocha, vs. the sacrificial lamb, Luis Veron, as well as a pair of WBA eliminators who beat Lamont Roach Jr. and Ricardo Sandoval against Angel Rodriguez and David Jimenez respectively.

Ryan Garcia vs. Javier Fortuna – Garcia defeats. Fortuna by knockout at 0:27 of round six
Alexis Rocha vs. Alexis Rocha Luis Veron – Rocha defeats. Veron by unanimous decision (100-90 x2, 99-91)
Lamont Roach Jr. vs. Lamont Roach Jr. Angel Rodriguez – Roach beats. Rodriguez by unanimous decision (116-112 x2, 117-111)
Ricardo Sandoval vs. David Jimenez — Jimenez beats. Sandoval by majority decision (114-112 x2, 113-113)

140 lbs.: Ryan Garcia vs. Javier Fortuna

First round: trade to start. Garcia is looking for left hooks. Sharp straight to the right. Body shot. Garcia still confuses the jab and the hook. Fortuna has range issues, eats a hard right cross and comes back with a combo. Halfway through, he crashes into the clinch. Perpendiculars by Garcia. Fortuna tries to swarm, grab. Garcia continues to potshot with the straight to the right. Left hook catches Fortuna circling. Fortuna comes back with an overhand left. 10-9 Garcia.

Round two: Fortuna lands at the bottom left. Jab upstairs. A look at Garcia’s left hook. Still looking for potshots with straights. They trade left center, then Garcia rattles Fortuna with a straight right causing a clinch half way through. Sharp left hook from Garcia, then right to the body. 1-2-3 lands clean, clinch. Fortuna falls short with an overhand left. 10-9. 20-18 Garcia.

Round three: More Garcia straight rights. Fortuna lands at the bottom left. Garcia tries a 2-3 on the ropes, lands jabs. Right rights. Fortuna hangs on the ropes halfway through. Garcia fires a combo and is caught. Left corner. Right through the guard. Counter left falls short for Fortuna, decent right hook in combination. 10-9, 30-27 Garcia.

Round Four: Garcia is still out of Fortuna’s reach and shoots straight. Fortuna tries an overhand to the left. Solid double to the right of Garcia, trying to follow up a combo. Garcia presses the advantage with combos. Nasty left hook to the body sends Fortuna to one knee. He defeats the count and spits out his mouthpiece to gain more time. Garcia sneaks forward. Fortuna tries to attack with his hands down. Solid body shot of Garcia on the ropes. Right hand behind, hard left hook up. Country combinations. 10-8, 40-35 Garcia.

Round five: Garcia early counters. Left hook to the guard, then one to the body. Right corner of Fortuna. Sharp straights by Garcia. Brutal 2-3 knocks Fortuna down again on a slightly delayed response. Again he defeats the count. Garcia stalks, looking for the ropes. There is a nice right hook from Fortuna. Garcia remains patient, Fortuna remains mobile. 10-8, 50-43 Garcia.

Round Six: Fortuna comes across as aggressive, but is dropped for the third time via left hook. He does not want any more and takes the count.

End result: Garcia beats. Fortune by KO


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