Undefeated red hot
prospect Javier Fortuna
fighting for WBC
Youth Title March 12 at MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Dzinziruk, Lee vs. McEwan on HBO World Championship
NEW YORK, NY (Feb. 21, 2011) Unbeaten
Dominican knockout specialist Javier El Abejon Fortuna will be fighting for
the vacant World Boxing Council ( WBC ) Youth Featherweight Championship on the
Diamond Elite card, headlined by 2010 Fighter of the Year Sergio Maravilla
Martinez, March 12 at MGM Grand Arena at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
(46-2-2, 25 KOs), the
reigning WBC Emeritus and The Ring
Magazine middleweight champion, takes on World Boxing Organization ( WBO )
junior middleweight champion Sergiy Razor Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KOs) in the
12-round main event for the vacant WBC Diamond middleweight
10-round co-feature showcasing
ethnic rivals, Celtic War matches exciting middleweights Andy Lee
(24-1, 18 KOs) of Ireland and Scotland s Craig McEwan (19-0, 10 KOs) in a battle
with potential world title shot implications for the winner.
Dzinziruk and Lee vs. McEwan will air live on HBO World Championship Boxing
starting at 10:30 PM/ET, 7:30 PM/PT.
20-year-old Fortuna (13-0-0-1NC, 10 KOs) faces Derrick Wilson (8-1-2, 2 KOs) in
the 8-round, chief off-television bout of the evening. Fortuna is handled by the
same advisor-head trainer combination, Sampson Lewkowicz and Gabriel Sarmiento,
respectively, as his stable-mate, Martinez.
discovered another gem, promoter Lou DiBella said. He s an amazing judge of
talent. Gabriel ranks among the top boxing trainers in the world today. He told
me Javier is going to be the next Sergio Martinez and I can see why he feels
that way. His last fight left everyone s jaw dropped.
In his last
fight this past December, the Dominican prodigy knocked-out previously
undefeated Victor Valenzuela (8-0) in the opening round of their fight in New
York City, marking Fortuna s U.S. debut.
Youth featherweight champions have included current WBC lightweight king
Humberto Soto, former WBC featherweight title holder Rudy Lopez, and world title
challengers Tommy Browne, Eduardo Escobedo and Billy Dibb.
Diamond Elite: Martinez vs. Dzinziruk
is being presented by DiBella Entertainment in association with Gary Shaw
Productions and Banner Promotions. Lee vs. McEwan is being presented by DiBella
Entertainment in association with Golden Boy Promotions.
priced at $450.00, $250.00, $125.00, $75.00, and $50.00 and on sale through the
MGM Grand at Foxwoods box office. Tickets can also be purchased online at
www.mgmatfoxwoods.com, by calling the
MGM Grand at Foxwoods at 1-866-646-0609, or in person at the MGM Grand at
Foxwoods box office.
For more information
about DiBella Entertainment, including a list of all upcoming bouts, please
visit www.dbe1.com, or
follow Lou DiBella on twitter, @loudibella.