Javier Fortuna vs Adrian Granados Preview June 16th
Javier Fortuna of the Dominican Republic will be taking on Adrian Granados of Berwyn, Illinois in a 10-round junior welterweight bout in Frisco, Texas this Saturday, June 16th. The fight can be seen live in the U.S. On Showtime. The southpaw Fortuna last fought in January when he dropped a split decision to IBF Lightweight Champion Robert Eater Jr. Granados was last in the ring in November when he was beaten by former world champion Shawn Porter by a 12-round unanimous decision.
Fortuna vs Granados Betting Odds
Here are the winner odds from online sportsbook 5dimes.eu
- Adrian Granados +167
- Javier Fortuna -196
The 28-year-old Fortuna is a former WBA Super Featherweight Champion and interim WBA Featherweight champ. His lone loss came via an 11th-round stoppage at the hands of Jason Sosa in June of 2016 to lose his super featherweight belt. His draw was a 10-round split-decision affair with Luis Franco back in August of 2013. Fortuna, who now fights out the U.S., will enter the ring with a record of 33-2-1 with 23 Kos. He turned pro back in 2009 and has boxed 179 rounds since then.
Fortuna captured the WBA Interim Featherweight Title in 2012 via a unanimous decision over Patrick Hyland and won the vacant WBA World Title in May of 2015 by beating Bryan Vasquez via unanimous decision. He stands 5-feet-6-inches tall with a wingspan of 68.5 inches. Fortuna has pretty good power with a current knockout ratio of 62 per cent. However, his chin’s questionable as he’s been dropped a few times as a pro. He’s also beaten Abner Cotto, Cristobal Cruz and Miguel Roman.
The 28-year-old Granados enters the contest with a mark of 18-6-2 with 12 Kos. He has both the height and reach advantage since he’s 5-feet-9-inches tall with a 74-inch reach for a three-inch height and 5.5-inch reach edge. He turned pro in 2008 and has fought 157 rounds since then. Granados isn’t really a powerful puncher as his knockout ratio currently sits at 46 per cent. He was on a five-fight winning streak until losing a 10-round split decision to Adrien Broner in February, 2017.
Granados’ best win was an an eighth-round stoppage over Amir Imam in November of 2015. He’s also been beaten by 10-round majority decision by Felix Diaz in November, 2014 as well as a 10-round split decision to Brad Solomon in May of 2015. His other two defeats were to Frankie Gomez by an eight-round unanimous decision in August of 2011 and by four-round split decision to Jose Juan Fuentes in November of 2008. Granados’ draws came against former world champion Kermit Cintron over 10 rounds in March of 2013 and an eight-round affair with Lanardo Tyner in 2011.
Granados has an aggressive style which should make this an entertaining contest, especially if he uses his height and reach advantage to put the pressure on Fortuna. Granados has had some bad luck when it comes to decisions and I think he should be able to do enough to win this fight unless the judges shortchange him once again.
I think the underdog Granados’ aggressiveness can cause an upset.
Play Granados +167 @ 5dimes.eu
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