Jorge Linares Will Meet Javier Fortuna August 28

Jorge Linares vs Javier Fortuna Set For August 28 On DAZN!

Jorge Linares and Javier Fortuna
Jorge Linares (left) and Javier Fortuna

Jorge Linares and Javier Fortuna Set For Lightweight Showdown!


An intriguing lightweight bout between former champions Jorge Linares (47-5, 29KOs) and Javier Fortuna (35-2-1, 24KOs) has been finalized for August 28. The prize fight of the highly ranked contenders will take place on DAZN.

This news comes according to The Athletic.

This is no doubt a “crossroads fight” as both men look to position themselves for another title opportunity. A clash with lightweight prospect Ryan “The Flash” Garcia (20-0, 17KOs) sat at the forefront of next moves for Linares.

However, with Garcia at odds with his promoter Oscar De La Hoya and possibly looking towards a fight with Abner Mares, the three division champ takes a different route.

Fortuna was set to face another top rated contender, Luke Campbell (20-3, 16KOs) in April for the vacant WBC interim title. Unfortunately, the fight was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently, the former WBA “regular” champion sits at #1 in the WBC rankings. He is hoping to parlay a win into a title fight with champion Devin Haney!

Meanwhile, Linares is currently #3, #4 and #6 by the WBA, WBC and WBO respectively. A win for either man will surely put them into position for another big fight!

By: Jerrell Fletcher

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Jerrell Fletcher - Lead Journalist Jerrell "Big Kool" Fletcher is the host of YouTube boxing channel "Colossal Sports TV" and is the Lead Journalist for 3kingsboxing.com.