The ‘Abejón’ Fortuna struck down the Venezuelan Hernández

Former double world champion Javier “El Abejón” Fortuna imposed his experience and strength on the Venezuelan Rafael Hernández, whom he struck down in the first round on Sunday night in the “100 Card of Mangüita Boxing”, held in the fencing pavilion of the Center Olympian Juan Pablo Duarte, in Santo Domingo.

It was Fortuna’s comeback after losing a close World Boxing Council lightweight (135-pound) world crown eliminator against American Joseph ‘Jo jo’ Diaz, in Los Angeles, on July 9, 2021.

“Thanks to my people for the support, they already saw how my conditions are, my goal is to bring to the country that third world crown that I have promised and that I understand I will obtain before closing my career with a flourish,” he told LISTIN DIARIO on wrong guard fighter, who did not break a sweat against the Venezuelan Hernandez.

The South American boxer did not have time to develop his tactics against Fortuna, who in the first seconds of the match hit his anatomy with an explosive combination of jab-straight and hook to the midsection, which abruptly sent the visitor to the mat.

“He is a great boxer and I wish Fortuna success, he made it difficult for me because he is left-handed and very fast, he guessed my work plan and surprised me with that blow down, I could not recover,” Hernández revealed after the outcome at 2:49 minutes of the opening round.

Hernández fell spectacularly to the canvas and although he tried to return to the fight, the former champion’s response was very intense, so the referee Smailyn Valdez stopped the actions to protect the Venezuelan fighter, who looked in poor condition.

The “Abejón” Fortuna, who reigned in the featherweight and junior lightweight divisions, 126 and 130 pounds between 2012 and 2015, increased his record to 37 wins, 26 by way of dream, three losses and one draw. On his side, the Venezuelan Hernandez dropped to 32 wins, 25 knockouts, 15 setbacks and 3 draws.

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banana tip KO

The former WBA-IBF-IBO super welterweight champion, Jeison –Banana- Rosario disposed of Venezuelan Jesús Pérez, who in the final seconds of the third round received a right hand to the face that left him on the canvas; then the merciless punishment of the Dominican forced the referee to stop the actions at 2:14 of the fifth round.

“Banana”, who achieved his second victory in a row in the country, improved his record in 21 victories, 16 of them by way of chloroform, three defeats and a draw; Pérez saw his record drop to 12 wins, six losses and one draw.

Dahiana prevails

The also former double featherweight world champion, Dahiana ‘La Cobra’ Santana used her experience to defeat the brave Rocío de León, in a six-round fight between Dominicans, in another of the preliminary fights of the event. The former IBF and WBA 126-pound queen took the victory with a unanimous decision from the judges.

In the preliminary fights of the “Manguita 100” boxing show, the undefeated prospect Raúl -El Doma- García starred in a stunning knockout against Francisco Sánchez, to raise his immaculate record to 7-0.

The national anthem was interpreted by the merengue player Rafaely; The event was well supported by the public and among the attendees were the Minister of Sports, Francisco Camacho, a Major League Baseball player, Edwin Encarnación, a personal friend of Javier Fortuna; Deputy Omar Fernandez.

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