Javier Fortuna vs. Adrian Granados – Results
By Jim Dower: Former super featherweight champion Javier Fortuna (35-2-1, 23 KOs) was injured after he dove out of the ring tonight in his fight against light welterweight Adrian Granados (18-6-2, 11 KOs) in the final seconds of round 4, causing the referee to rule it a no contest at The Fortuna at The Star in Frisco, Texas.
Fortuna, 28, had to be taken out of the ring on a stretcher. However, looking at the final sequences of the fight, Fortuna looked like he didn’t hit his head at all. Granados slightly pushed Fortuna, but not enough to make him fall out of the ring. It looked more like Fortuna.
There were a lot of disappointed boxing fans with the way the fight stopped. It looked a lot like how Bernard Hopkins was injured when he fell outside of the ring in his fights against Joe Smith Jr. and Chad Dawson in the past. Thankfully, tonight’s Granados vs. Fortuna fight wasn’t the one that the fans had come to see, because they would have been furious if this head been the main event.
The fight between junior welterweights Javier Fortuna (35-2-1, 23 KOs) and Adrian Granados (18-6-2, 11 KOs) was stopped with 10 seconds left in round 4, when Fortuna fell out of the ring and hit his head after a possible slight push from Granados. It was ruled an accidental injury and a no decision. Fortuna was immediately rushed out of the arena on a stretcher.
Fortuna was docked a point for holding and throwing a rabbit punch by the referee Robert Chapa. At the time of Fortuna’s injury, the fight looked to be even. Fortuna had won the first round, and Granados had come back and fought well enough to win rounds 2 and 3. It looked like Fortuna seemed to lose his desire when he fell out of the ring.
After the fight was over, Granados concluded that he believed that Fortuna didn’t want it so he looked for a way out. The slow motion replay appeared to show Fortuna NOT hitting his head as he fell down outside of the ring.
This is Fortuna’s second consecutive controversial outcome. In his previous fight against Robert Easter Jr., he lost by a questionable 12 round split decision. The fight would have been a victory for Fortuna if he’d not had a point deducted for holding and hitting in round 2. Tonight’s fight was more frustrating because it looked so suspicious. You hate to see fighters falling out of the ring like that.
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