Team Javier Fortuna Wishes
Ryan Garcia A Speedy Recovery
Two-time world champion Javier Fortuna, his promoter Sampson
Lewkowicz and their entire team sincerely wish fellow
lightweight contender Ryan Garcia a speedy recovery.
Fortuna (36-2-1, 25 KOs) and Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) were to
have faced off in a July 9 blockbuster showdown streamed
live on DAZN, however, Garcia announced to his 8.6 million
followers today that he is withdrawing from the fight to
recuperate his health and wellbeing.
“I wish Ryan Garcia a speedy recovery,” said Fortuna. “There
are things more important than fighting and I hope he is
able to quickly recover. We can reschedule our fight for a
time when I can face and beat a 100% prepared version of
Fortuna, rated #2 by the WBC and the #6 135-lb fighter in
the world by Ring Magazine, says he’s not sure yet if he’ll
be facing a different opponent next.
“At the end of the day, your health is what truly matters,”
added Lewkowicz. “I commend Ryan Garcia for having the
courage to admit he needs to focus on his life away from the
ring. We will be ready to reschedule when he is and our
whole team wishes him well.”