Fortuna Warns Garcia: “I’m Going To Break Your Head On Saturday Night”

Javier Fortuna Coming to do Damage Against Garcia!

Javier Fortuna bringing mean intentions to fight with Ryan Garcia
Javier Fortuna (L, Credit: Stacey Verbeek), Ryan Garcia (Credit: Getty Images)

Javier Fortuna Warns he Plans to Hurt Ryan Garcia on Fight Night!

On Saturday July 16, lightweight fighters Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (37-3-1, 26 KO’s) and Ryan “King Ry” Garcia (22-0, 18 KO’s) will go to war. Not only is this a meaningful match for both, it is sure to be a bad blood affair. Initially, the two were slated to fight with one another one year ago. Instead of clashing however, King Ry would go on to notoriously pull out of the match citing a mental health crisis as his rationale. Understandably, El Abejon was livid and has accused Garcia of being a coward ever since.

In the aftermath of the fight’s dissolution, Garcia essentially sat on the sidelines for roughly a year before facing and beating Emmanuel Tagoe by way of unanimous decision. Fortuna went on to fight and lose to Joseph Diaz by way of unanimous decision loss. Luckily for the Dominican, he was able to rebound with a first round knockout of the unheralded Rafael Hernandez to put himself in position to face Garcia. Now that he is armed with another chance to get his paws on Garcia, Fortuna has every intention of making the most of it.


When speaking with Fight Hub TV at the final press conference, El Abejon made it very well known that he is coming in with every intention of hurting Garcia.

“I am going to break your head on Saturday night!”

Some may take this as mere bravado and mandatory tough talk though. After all, Garcia, 23, is the younger and fresher fighter of the two. While it’s true that Javier Fortuna is only 33, he has been a professional pugilist for 13 years. During those years, he has picked up a significant amount of professional mileage. Even worse, in nearly all of his bigger fights against competitors such as Jason Sosa, Robert Easter Jr or Joseph Diaz, Fortuna was defeated.


Another element that is likely going to work against Fortuna is the fact that he is notably shorter and fought as low as featherweight. Despite acknowledging this supposed physical advantage, the former WBA super featherweight champion shrugged it off as a nonfactor.

“[Antonio] Lozado was bigger, [Abner] Cotto was bigger and you saw what happened…most everyone who fought with me, I was bigger or smaller but much heavier.”

Now that the cancellations and fight obligations are just about all out of the way, it will be very interesting to see how these ring rivals handle themselves in the squared-circle. Luckily, no matter how the bout resolves itself, 3Kings Boxing will be there to report the news!

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By: Bakari Simpson

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