Javier Fortuna recently sent a warning to Golden Boy Promotions boss Oscar De La Hoya during Wednesday’s media workout. The former pointed his finger in his face, and told him that he’s going to ‘knockout Ryan Garcia’ this Saturday night in their main event fight at the Crypto Arena in Los Angeles.
Javier Fortuna made his intentions clear to Oscar De La Hoya
Fortuna then did a throat slash to send a statement and dropped hints about the slated result against the 23-year-old Ryan in their 12-round fight. De La Hoya looked surprised at Fortuna.
The bout has been long time coming and it has been on the cards for a year because it was supposed to happen in July last year. But Ryan had pulled out of the contest due to mental health issues.
Now a year later, the former WBA super featherweight champion Fortuna has been beaten by Joseph ‘Jojo’ Diaz, causing the Ryan-Fortuna clash to lose some of the lusters that was there a year ago.
Rather than give up on the idea of fighting Fortuna, Ryan chose to reschedule the bout. With Ryan talking night & day about how he’s going to fight Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis in December, it’s important that he destroy Fortuna to show that he deserves the match and, more importantly, that he’s ready for it.
Oscar De Hoya recently spoke to Fighthype about Ryan Garcia’s headliner against Javier Fortuna on Saturday night on DAZN. De La Hoya predicted a stoppage win for Ryan Garcia over Fortuna:
“It shows you the excitement and the potential of Ryan’s return to LA. It was formerly my home. Now, it’s Ryan’s home for many years. I think I’m going to go knockout in a very tough fight. In every fight there’s a certain plan for him [Ryan] to get better, for him to learn, for him to step up his game. This fight here is that one step away from challenging everybody.”
De La Hoya also about Garcia not being able to knock out every opponent:
“We feel confident that Ryan is going to be successful, and from there, the sky’s the limit. Not every fighter can be Mike Tyson. Once you step up in competition, once the fighters get tougher, once the experience is at a different level, then you’re going to go the rounds. There’s no way around it. When you’re fighting tough guys, when you’re fighting experienced fighters, you’re going to go the rounds. I think this fight here is going to go some rounds, but I think I have Ryan by a spectacular knockout in the later rounds.”