Current rankings @ Lightweight
When is Linares vs Fortuna?
Jorge Linares could take on Javier Fortuna in Summer 2021 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, 5 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 36 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 25 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Fortuna would have 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 35 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 119 more professional rounds, 320 to Fortuna's 201.
Jorge Linares goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 7 by the WBO and 8 by the RING in the 135lb division.
Javier Fortuna is currently ranked number 2 by the WBC and 7 by the RING 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 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Antonio Lozada Jr on 21st November 2020 by knockout in the 6th round at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Previous to that, he had 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.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Sharif Bogere on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Before that, he had defeated Adrian Granados on 16th June 2018 by unanimous decision at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
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.
In terms of recent activity, Jorge Linares has been fighting more than Javier Fortuna.
Jorge Linares last fought 11 months and 13 days ago, while Javier Fortuna's last outing was 2 months and 6 days ago.
Linares' last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 2 days, 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 they have lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Fortuna's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.