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Jorge Linares vs Javier Fortuna preview
When is Linares vs Fortuna?
Jorge Linares could take on Javier Fortuna in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Linares vs Fortuna stats
Jorge Linares would step into the ring with a record of 47 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 29 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Javier Fortuna would make his way to the ring with a record of 37 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 26 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Fortuna would have a slight advantage in power over Linares, with a 70% knock out percentage over Linares' 62%.
Jorge Linares is the older man by 4 years, at 37 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 currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 6 years and 3 months earlier than Fortuna, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 134 more professional rounds, 354 to Fortuna's 220.
Linares vs Fortuna form
Linares has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Zhora Hamazaryan on 11th December 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Zaur Abdullaev on 19th February 2022 by knockout in the 12th round at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Devin Haney on 29th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had beat Carlos Morales on 14th February 2020 by knockout in the 4th round at Honda Center, California.
He had won against Al Toyogon on 7th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Fortuna has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Ryan Garcia on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 6th round at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Antonio Lozada Jr on 21st November 2020 by knockout in the 6th round at Staples Center, LA.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
He had won against Sharif Bogere on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
In terms of recent activity, Jorge Linares has been fighting more than Javier Fortuna.
Jorge Linares last fought 3 months and 22 days ago, while Javier Fortuna's last outing was 8 months and 17 days ago.
Linares' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Fortuna's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
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