135-pound champion has sights set on unification bout vs Mikey Garcia or Jorge Linares, but must first take care of business against Javier Fortuna this Saturday night on Showtime.
Two-time world champion has his sights set on history January 20 when he looks to become the first man to defeat Robert Easter Jr.—and become the first-ever Dominican-born boxer to win three world titles.
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 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.
All it took was one fleeting moment, and the world championship Javier Fortuna had worked his whole life to obtain was gone.
Delaware is known for being the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and the second smallest state in the union, but it’s not exactly known as a hotbed for world-class athletes. Omar Douglas is on a mission to change that.
Javier Fortuna got to Carlos Velasquez early, and he without a doubt got to him late, as the 130-pound world champion from the Dominican Republic thoroughly outclassed his opponent in his first title defense in front of a rowdy Las Vegas crowd at the Palms Casino Resort on Tuesday night.
Sibling revelry: With his twin brother by his side, Carlos Velasquez is ready for his first title shot
You could forgive Carlos Velasquez’s opponents for seeing double even before their bells get rung like mom calling the kids home for dinner.