Linares vs Fortuna Info
Jorge Linares will take on Javier Fortuna on Friday 28th August 2020 at Fantasy Springs Casino in California.
The fight will be contested over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Linares vs Fortuna stats
Jorge Linares steps into the ring with a record of 47 wins and 5 loses, 29 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Javier Fortuna will make his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 24 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Fortuna has a slight advantage in power over Linares, with a 69% knock out percentage over Linares' 62%.
Jorge Linares is the older man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Linares has a height advantage of 2 inches over Fortuna. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Jorge Linares fights out of the orthodox stance, while Javier Fortuna is a southpaw.
Linares is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 6 years and 3 months earlier than Fortuna, who’s first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 125 more professional rounds, 320 to Fortuna's 195.
Jorge Linares goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC and 6 by the WBO in the 135lb division.
Javier Fortuna is currently ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 135lb division.
Linares vs Fortuna form
Linares has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Carlos Morales on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Honda Center, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Al Toyogon on 7th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Pablo Cesar Cano on 18th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Super Lightweight eliminator fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Before that, he had won against Abner Cotto on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
He had lost to Vasyl Lomachenko on 12th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Fortuna has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he beat 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, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Sharif Bogere on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Adrian Granados on 16th June 2018 by unanimous decision at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
Before 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.
He had defeated Omar Douglas on 12th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania.
In terms of recent activity, Javier Fortuna has been fighting more than Jorge Linares.
Jorge Linares last fought 6 months and 14 days ago, while Javier Fortuna's last outing was 9 months and 26 days ago.
Linares' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year and 9 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that his fights have lasted on average 5.6 rounds.
Fortuna's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 11 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that his fights have lasted on average 8.8 rounds.
What time does Linares vs Fortuna start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 3:00 am UTC at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States, which is 11:00 pm EST or 8:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 4:00 am BST in the UK.
Who is showing Linares vs Fortuna?
Linares vs Fortuna will be broadcast on DAZN in the US.
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