[ad_1] In his second fight since losing his world title in stunning fashion back in June, Javier Fortuna faced a stiff test in undefeated prospect Omar Douglas.
That test looked even tougher than it had coming in when Fortuna went to the stool after the first round in a scheduled 10-round bout. In Round One, Douglas landed a sudden, big left hand on Fortuna during a close exchange which floored Fortuna, forcing him to struggle to finish the round.
But Fortuna showed the seasoning of a champion over the course of the next nine rounds. He stuck to his gameplan of sticking and consistently moving, not allowing Douglas opportunities to counter.
After giving up a 10-8 round in the cards to start the night, Fortuna consistently piled up rounds on the judges’ scorecards. He then got gutsy in going for the stoppage in the 10th and final round, but Douglas fired back consistently in a hotly contested finish. In the end, Fortuna improved to 31-1-1 (22 KO) via Unanimous Decision (96-93 x2, 95-94), inching closer to getting another world title shot.
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