Fortuna dominates Torres in a complete shutout bout
In his latest bout, veteran lightweight boxer Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (36-2-1, 25 KO’s) defeated Antonio “Kns Jr” Torres (40-5-1, 34 KO’s) by way of six round TKO. The bout served as the main event of a Fox Sports 1 telecast.
Prior to their dust-up with each other, both fighters had been out of action for about a year. Although, Fortuna was coming off a second-round knockout win while Torres has not scored a win in roughly two and a half years. This momentum definitely carried over into their fight with one another!
Right from the clang of the first bell, Fortuna was hitting on all cylinders. The Dominican immediately jumped on Torres with a focused two-fisted assault. Although, it was his head-seeking left-hook that seemingly could not miss that gave Torres all kinds of problems.
In fact, after a series of devastating blows, Fortuna was able to put him down with a cuffing left hook. The opening round would have been perfect had Fortuna not picked up a cut over his right eye. The cut was the result of an accidental head-butt. No more serious damage would occur. However, the two boxers’ heads would periodically collide throughout the entire bout.
To his credit, Torres had a better stabilizing second round. Unfortunately for him, El Abejon resumed scoring with virtually all of his offense in the third. Only now, instead of concentrating on the head, the former super featherweight champion was focused on the body with equal attention.
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Despite the benefit of an extreme height and reach advantage, Torres could not get any consistent offense going. Instead, he fought listlessly and in almost total reactionary fashion. Fortuna was the complete opposite as he darted in and out of danger, striking the cranium and rib cage easily. Over all the fight followed this same script until the sixth round. During this round, not only was Torres taking shots, it was apparent that those shots were greatly effecting him.
With his foe clearly in distress, Fortuna was able to load up and connect with a bevy of hurtful and unanswered punches. After being pushed back to the ropes and pummeled mercilessly, referee Gerald White jumped in after one last thumping straight left to halt the trouncing. Already rated as the WBC #2 lightweight in the world, it will be interesting to see what is next for Javier Fortuna.
By: Bakari Simpson