News | Oct 29 2016

Javier Fortuna eager to get past Douglas, eyes 2017 title shot

Javier Fortuna will return on November 12th against Omar Douglas
Javier Fortuna
Javier-Fortuna  |  Team Fortuna

FORMER WBA World super featherweight champion Javier Fortuna (30-1-1, 22 KOs) will face unbeaten Omar Douglas (17-0, 12 KOs) on November 12th in Philadelphia. The fight will take place less than eight weeks since his last fight against the over-matched Marlyn Cabrera.

“I’m having an excellent training camp,” said Fortuna. “We’re working hard and figuring out how to break down my opponent. Douglas is a prospect who has looked pretty good coming up. He wants to get to where I’ve been. He might be looking past me. I think that his style (fits) my style perfectly. I’m going to have openings and I just need to take advantage.”

Fortuna has his sights set on another world title since suffering his first defeat against Stephen Smith’s future rival, Jason Sosa, in the early part of summer.