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Who won Garcia vs Fortuna?
Ryan Garcia beat Javier Fortuna by knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 16th July 2022 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Also, on the undercard Lamont Roach beat Angel Rodriguez, Ricardo Rafael Sandoval was overcome by David Jimenez, Oscar Collazo was victorious over Vic Saludar and Alexis Rocha beat Luis Alberto Veron.
Garcia vs Fortuna stats
Ryan Garcia stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Javier Fortuna made his way to the ring with a record of 37 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 26 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Garcia had advantage in power over Fortuna, with a 82% knock out percentage over Fortuna's 70%.
Ryan Garcia was the younger man by 9 years, at 24 years old.
Garcia had a height advantage of 4 inches over Fortuna. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Ryan Garcia fought out of the orthodox stance, while Javier Fortuna was a southpaw.
Garcia was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 7 year and 2 months later than Fortuna, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 135 less professional rounds, 85 to Fortuna's 220.
Ryan Garcia went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC and 10 by the IBF at lightweight.
Javier Fortuna was ranked number 9 by the WBA and 11 by the WBC in the 135lb division.
Garcia vs Fortuna form
Garcia remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Luke Campbell on 2nd January 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Francisco Fonseca on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Romero Duno on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Jose Lopez on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
He had beat Braulio Rodriguez on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Fortuna had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 9th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Lightweight championship fight at Banc of California Stadium, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Antonio Lozada Jr on 21st November 2020 by knockout in the 6th round at Staples Center, LA.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jesus Andres Cuellar on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
Before that, he had defeated Sharif Bogere on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
He had defeated Adrian Granados on 16th June 2018 by unanimous decision at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ryan Garcia had been fighting more than Javier Fortuna.
Going to this contest, Ryan Garcia had last fought 2 years, 1 month and 3 days ago, while Javier Fortuna's last outing had been 1 year, 6 months and 27 days ago.
Garcia's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Fortuna's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Garcia vs Fortuna start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Garcia vs Fortuna?
Ryan Garcia was a 7/100 (-1400) favourite going into the contest, while Javier Fortuna made his way into the ring at 13/2 (+650) with oddsmakers.