Javier Fortuna

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Name: Javier Fortuna
Alias: El Abejon
Birth Name: Javier Santiago Fortuna Francisco
Hometown: Braintree, Massachusetts, USA
Birthplace: La Romana, Dominican Republic
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 169cm
Reach: 174cm
Pro Boxer: Record

Amateur Career

Began Boxing at the age of 11. "I participated in the first Pan American Junior Championship in the Federal District of Mexico in 2003. After that, I participated in a World Junior Championship in Morocco. After that, I entered a tournament in Ecuador and I won gold and from there, I went to the Independence Cup in Santo Domingo, where Cuba, United States, Puerto Rico and several countries participate. I won two gold medals there in the Independence Cup. In my first year in Copa Romana, I participated [at] 16 years of age. I was one of the youngest. I won bronze. Next time there, I won silver. In national tournaments, I won gold and in youth tournaments, I won a gold and a silver" [1]

2006 World Junior Championships participant in Agadir, Morocco at Featherweight.

Regional & Minor Titles Held

  • WBC Youth World Featherweight Title (2011)
  • WBA Fedebol Super Featherweight Title (2010)
  • interim WBA World Featherweight Title (2012-13)

Career Factoids

Preceded by:
Takashi Uchiyama
Upgraded to Super Champion
WBA Super Featherweight Champion
2015 May 29 – 2016 June 24
Regular Champion
Succeeded by:
Jason Sosa

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