Javier Fortuna
Javier Fortuna

Javier Fortuna

“El Abejon”

RECORD

33 - 1 - 1

KOs

23

Weight 130 lbs (59.09 kg)

Age 28

Home Braintree, Massachusetts, USA 

Complete Stats

Boxing since age 11 in the Dominican Republic, Javier Fortuna has been to the top of the 130-pound division and is fighting to return there. Read Bio

Last Fight

win vs Mario Beltre

Jun 24, 2017 / Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The former world champion scored a second-round knockout in his home country.

Latest News

Latest
Javier Fortuna and Omar DouglasPBC Boxing Video
Dec 21, 2016 / 12 Rounds of Christmas, Omar Douglas, Javier Fortuna

Presenting the 12 Rounds of Christmas: Round 10 (Fortuna vs Douglas)

Javier Fortuna and Omar Douglas had a pretty good idea their 10-round brawl was still in doubt heading into the final round. So they came out swinging, producing three of the most exciting minutes of the year.

Danny Garcia and Samuel VargasPBC Boxing Video
Nov 12, 2016 / Garcia vs Vargas, Danny Garcia, Jarrett Hurd, Javier Fortuna, Omar Douglas

Garcia crushes Vargas, sets sights on Thurman

Danny Garcia did exactly what many expected he would do Saturday night: He pummeled Samuel Vargas in front of his hometown fans, then turned his attention to a very interested ringside observer.

Javier Fortuna
Nov 4, 2016 / Javier Fortuna, Omar Douglas

Former champ Fortuna seeks another shot at title with win over Douglas

All it took was one fleeting moment, and the world championship Javier Fortuna had worked his whole life to obtain was gone.

Fights

Fights

Win vs Nicolas Polanco 16-0-0

Sep 14, 2017 Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Nicolas Polanco by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Nicolas Javier 16-0-0

Sep 14, 2017 Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Nicolas Javier by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Mario Beltre 16-2-0

Jun 24, 2017 Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Mario Beltre by KO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Omar Douglas 17-0-0

Nov 12, 2016 Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Javier Fortuna WINS against Omar Douglas by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Marlyn Cabrera 22-0-0

Sep 23, 2016 Salon de Eventos P. C. Sambil, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Marlyn Cabrera by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Loss vs Jason Sosa 18-1-4

Jun 24, 2016 Capital Gym, Beijing, China

Javier Fortuna LOSES to Jason Sosa by TKO in Round 11 of 12

Sep 29, 2015 The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas

Javier Fortuna WINS against Carlos Velasquez by TKO in Round 10 of 12

Win vs Carlos Ivan Velasquez 19-1-0

Sep 29, 2015 Palms Casino and Resort, Pearl Theater, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Javier Fortuna WINS against Carlos Ivan Velasquez by TKO in Round 10 of 12

Win vs Bryan Vasquez

May 29, 2015 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Javier Fortuna WINS against Bryan Vasquez by UD in Round 12 of 12

WIN vs Bryan Vasquez 34-1-0

May 29, 2015 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Bryan Vasquez LOSES to Javier Fortuna by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Miguel Taveras 10-6-0

Dec 22, 2014 Polideportvo Eleoncio Mercedes, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Miguel Taveras by RTD in Round 1 of 10

Win vs Abner Cotto 18-2-0

Nov 01, 2014 UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Javier Fortuna WINS against Abner Cotto by KO in Round 5 of 10

Win vs Juan Antonio Rodriguez 26-4-0

May 31, 2014 Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Javier Fortuna WINS against Juan Antonio Rodriguez by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Francisco Lorenzo 39-12-0

Mar 10, 2014 Polideportvo Eleoncio Mercedes, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Francisco Lorenzo by TKO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Manuel Castro 17-3-0

Nov 16, 2013 El Domo, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Javier Fortuna WINS against Manuel Castro by TKO in Round 3 of 8

Draw vs Luis Franco 11-1-0

Aug 02, 2013 Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, Oklahoma, USA

Javier Fortuna DRAWS with Luis Franco by SD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Miguel Zamudio 25-1-1

Apr 19, 2013 Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Javier Fortuna WINS against Miguel Zamudio by KO in Round 1 of 12

Win vs Patrick Hyland 27-0-0

Dec 08, 2012 MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Javier Fortuna WINS against Patrick Hyland by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Cristobal Cruz 39-13-3

Jul 06, 2012 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Javier Fortuna WINS against Cristobal Cruz by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Yuandale Evans 16-0-0

Apr 27, 2012 Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas, USA

Javier Fortuna WINS against Yuandale Evans by TKO in Round 1 of 10

Win vs Miguel Roman 37-8-0

Dec 16, 2011 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Islander Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Javier Fortuna WINS against Miguel Roman by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Leopoldo Arrocha 10-16-2

Nov 06, 2011 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Leopoldo Arrocha by RTD in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Geyci Lorenzo 11-1-0

Sep 19, 2011 Polideportvo Eleoncio Mercedes, La Romana, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Geyci Lorenzo by TKO in Round 1 of 10

Win vs Hugo Orlando Gomez 11-3-0

May 13, 2011 Palacio Peñarol, Montevideo, Uruguay

Javier Fortuna WINS against Hugo Orlando Gomez by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Derrick Wilson 8-1-2

Mar 12, 2011 MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA

Javier Fortuna WINS against Derrick Wilson by KO in Round 8 of 10

Win vs Victor Valenzuela 8-0-0

Dec 01, 2010 BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York, New York, USA

Javier Fortuna WINS against Victor Valenzuela by KO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Gregorio Torres 9-3-2

Oct 29, 2010 Gimnasio Municipal, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico

Javier Fortuna WINS against Gregorio Torres by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Cristian Martinez 1-19-0

Sep 18, 2010 Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Cristian Martinez by TKO in Round 1 of 8

No Contest vs Francisco Lorenzo 34-8-0

Aug 19, 2010 Dominican Fiesta Hotel & Casino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna Francisco Lorenzo by NC in Round 1 of 9

Win vs William Tapia 3-6-0

Jul 03, 2010 Pabellon de Balonmano, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against William Tapia by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Juan Carlos Rosario 5-7-0

Mar 12, 2010 Sosua Bay Grand Casino, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Juan Carlos Rosario by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Miguelo Tavarez 0-2-0

Dec 21, 2009 Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Miguelo Tavarez by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Alejandro Lebron 4-24-3

Nov 16, 2009 Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Alejandro Lebron by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Carlos Diaz 10-20-4

Sep 26, 2009 UVI Sports & Fitness Center, Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Javier Fortuna WINS against Carlos Diaz by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Luis Sosa 21-36-4

Aug 22, 2009 Polideportivo, Nagua, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Luis Sosa by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Ambiorix Ciriaco 1-0-0

Jul 25, 2009 Gimnasio Pina Acevedo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Ambiorix Ciriaco by KO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Jose Vidal Sanchez 1-2-0

Jun 29, 2009 Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Jose Vidal Sanchez by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Cristian Martinez 1-18-0

May 16, 2009 Gimnasio Miguelito Rueda, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Cristian Martinez by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Ricardo Johnson 0-7-0

Mar 30, 2009 Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Javier Fortuna WINS against Ricardo Johnson by KO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Javier Fortuna “El Abejon”

  • WINS 33
  • LOSSES 1
  • DRAWS 1
  • KOs 23

Weight 130 lbs (59.09 kg)

Height 5'6" (1.68 m)

Reach 68½" (174 cm)

  • Born

    July 15, 1989
  • Age

    28
  • Country

    Dominican Republic
  • Born in

    La Romana
  • Trains in

    Braintree, MA
  • Stance

    Southpaw
  • Rounds Boxed

    167
  • KO Percentage

    64%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Bio

By continually bringing the sting with knockout power, Javier Fortuna has earned the right to brand himself “El Abejon” (The Bumblebee). Equal parts force and finesse, the smooth, hard-hitting fighter continues to generate a buzz worthy of his nickname.

Javier Fortuna
Javier Fortuna has been celebrating victories in the ring since he was a youngster in the Dominican Republic.

El Abejon takes flight

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Fortuna began boxing before he hit his teens, following in the footsteps of older brother Jonathon Alexander Fortuna.

According to Fortuna, his mouth continually got him into trouble when he was a boy, resulting in plenty of scraps.

“In my house, since I was a little kid, I was a blabber,” Fortuna said in a 2011 interview with Maxboxing.com. “I used to fight all the time. People used to tell my mom, ‘Here is Javier fighting; here is Javier fighting.’"

Soon, Fortuna swapped fighting in the streets for fighting in the ring, embarking on a successful amateur career. He was a member of the Dominican national team, and won a silver medal at the Pan American Games and gold at the Dominican National Championships.

Javier Fortuna and Patrick Hyland
Javier Fortuna exchanges blows with Patrick Hyland during their fight in Las Vegas on December 8, 2012.

The buzz builds

Fortuna made his professional debut with a first-round knockout of Ricardo Johnson in Santo Domingo in March 2009.

Winning eight of his first 10 fights by way of KO, he quickly began to establish himself as a slick yet powerful boxer skilled at fighting aggressively yet judiciously.

“I have several different approaches to boxing depending on the opponent I am going to fight,” Fortuna told Maxboxing.com. “I am not saying I am in a top position already in terms of opponents, but I like to fight like Floyd Mayweather and [Sergio] ‘Maravilla’ Martinez fight. Since I was a little kid, I’ve been fighting like that.”

In July 2012, Fortuna tore through former 126-pound champ Cristobal Cruz, gaining a second-round TKO for his biggest win up to that point.

Next, on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez’s fourth mega-fight in December 2012, he handed Irish prospect Patrick Hyland his first loss, winning a 126-pound interim title in the process.

Javier Fortuna and Patrick Hyland
Javier Fortuna lands a left hand during his win over Patrick Hyland in Las Vegas on December 8, 2012.

Continuing to fly high

After fighting Cuban Olympian Luis Franco to a draw in August 2013, Fortuna would soon move up in weight to 130 pounds.

He dismantled all four of his opponents in 2014, punctuated by a fifth-round KO of Abner Cotto in November and a first-round stoppage of Miguel Taveras in December.

As Fortuna told Thaboxingvoice.com in 2012: “I want to be No. 1 pound for pound. That’s what I want. Until I reach that goal, I will not retire from boxing.”

Javier Fortuna and Bryan Vasquez
Javier Fortuna tags Bryan Vasquez with a right hand during their fight in Brooklyn, New York, on May 29, 2015. (Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions)

Putting the world on notice

Fortuna staked his claim as one of the world's top boxers at 130 pounds when he took on Bryan Vasquez in a Premier Boxing Champions bout in Brooklyn, New York, on May 29, 2015, that aired on Spike TV.

The skilled Dominican dictated the action in the ring for nearly all 12 rounds, using his superior speed to hold Vasquez at bay.

Vasquez battled his way back into the fight in the middle rounds, but Fortuna took control over the final three rounds to win a unanimous decision and remain unbeaten.