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Who won Bogere vs Fortuna?
Javier Fortuna beat Sharif Bogere by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 9th February 2019 at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.
The scorecards were announced as 93-96, 93-96, 93-96 in favor of winner Javier Fortuna.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis beating Hugo Ruiz for the WBA Super World Super Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Erickson Lubin defeated Ishe Smith.
Bogere vs Fortuna stats
Back in February 2019, Sharif Bogere stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Javier Fortuna made his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 23 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Fortuna had a slight advantage in power over Bogere, with a 70% knock out percentage over Bogere's 63%.
Sharif Bogere was the older man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Bogere had a height advantage of 1 inch over Fortuna. Despite this, Fortuna had 1-inch reach advantage.
Sharif Bogere fought out of the orthodox stance, while Javier Fortuna was a southpaw.
Bogere was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2008, 11 months earlier than Fortuna, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 56 less professional rounds, 164 to Fortuna's 220.
Javier Fortuna was ranked number 6 by the WBC in the 135lb division.
Bogere vs Fortuna form
Javier Fortuna had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he Adrian Granados on 16th June 2018 by at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Robert Easter Jr on 20th January 2018 by split decision in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Omar Douglas on 12th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Liacouras Center, Philadelphia.
Before that, he had beat Omar Douglas on 12th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania.
He had lost to Jason Sosa on 24th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Super Featherweight championship fight at Capital Gym, Beijing, China.
Fortuna's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
What time did Bogere vs Fortuna start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Bogere vs Fortuna?
Bogere vs Fortuna was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Bogere vs Fortuna?
Sharif Bogere was a 233/100 (+230) underdog going into the contest, while Javier Fortuna made his way into the ring at 39/100 (-260) with oddsmakers.