Javier Fortuna vs Jesus Cuellar

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Javier Fortuna vs Jesus Cuellar
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2.5
Average: 2.5 (2 votes)

Date: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Location: 
MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
10
Contracted Weight: 
135
Referee: 
Bill Clancy

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Fan Cards: Javier Fortuna vs Jesus Cuellar


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
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9
10
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12
Total
JAVIER FORTUNA
10
10
JESUS CUELLAR
8
8


scorecard by GOLD
Round
1
2
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12
Total
JAVIER FORTUNA
10
10
JESUS CUELLAR
8
8


scorecard by DIEGOYEYE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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12
Total
JAVIER FORTUNA
10
10
JESUS CUELLAR
8
8


scorecard by NF82
Round
1
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4
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12
Total
JAVIER FORTUNA
10
10
JESUS CUELLAR
7
7


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

Cuellar beat Lopez and Darchinyan, 2 weight world champions, he has beaten 3 former world champions, Fortuna has beaten none, but that doesn't do Fortuna justice, he has beaten interim champions, fighters who only lost at a high level, and Cuellar got Lopez and Darchinyan when they were well past their primes. Which fighter has the better resume can be debated.

Fortuna either got robbed against Easter or the fight could have gone either way, he out boxed Easter, was unlucky not to get the win, he was ahead against Sosa. Gervonta Davis is very good, possibly great, but Cuellar was stopped in a 3 round mismatch, he lost to Mares in 2016, Mares is good, but he seemed to be a level below, Cuellar.

This fight is at 130, I think that benefits Fortuna, he seemed to struggle to make 126, did well at 135, and Cuellar, in 2013-15, at his best, was at 126, so I think Fortuna will be stronger fighter.

Fortuna has had more fights, but he is the younger fighter by a few years, and he has been impressive in 2 of his last 3 fights, seems to be at his best. Cuellar is past his prime at 33, and he has not been active since the Mares fight, has not been past 3 rounds since then, fought only twice in that time, Fortuna has been the far more active fighter.

Both fighters can punch, but both fighters can be hurt, have been stopped once or twice, Fortuna has been down at least 3 times, Cuellar at least 5, but I think Gervonta Davis is the biggest puncher out of every opponent between them, so I don't think Fortuna has a better chin than Cuellar, but being the fighter, and having less miles, he might do more damage than vice verse.

I think Fortuna, skill wise, is underrated, he boxes well on the back foot, is hard to pin down, is fast, throws combinations, is selective with his punches.

Fortuna is beatable if you have the patience to apply educated pressure, slow him down with body shots, and get closer as the fight goes on, go on the attack in the late rounds.

Easter struggled apply the right game plan to beat Fortuna, Bogere came up short, and I think Cuellar will struggle for foot speed, will struggle to get into range, and although he will try to be the aggressor, Fortuna will do more damage with the cleaner, faster puncher off the back foot, to head and body.

The stance aspect is interesting, Cuellar more recently fought a southpaw than Fortuna, and I think although in exchanges, it won't make much of a difference, it will make a difference when Cuellar is trying to cut off the ring. Fortuna is used to moving to his right more than his left, because most opponents are orthodox, but if he has that habit of moving to the right more than the left, he will be moving into the power hand of Cuellar.

If Cuellar can land the left, he can hurt Fortuna, he isn't too small to hurt him, and once Fortuna is hurt, he will move, Cuellar will have to quicken up the feet, but I don't think he will do anything other than get on his bike, and if his legs aren't beneath him, Cuellar can get back into range and continue the attack.

I think Fortuna will be cautious, will use his feet, won't get off to a fast start, but Cuellar won't be able to get to him in the early rounds, and Fortuna will grow in confidence as the fight goes on, will land more easily, knock a lot out of Cuellar, and I don't think Cuellar can take Fortuna's power, clean, to head and body, for 10 rounds, Fortuna can make this a relatively easy fight, and he should be able to stop Cuellar, but he has to keep his boxing together, can't make a mistake and get caught.

I think Fortuna stops Cuellar in 8, might be Gervonta Davis's next opponent, both PBC fighters, and I think Fortuna would take that fight at 135.

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Fortuna is past his best, but I certainly would not mind seeing him fight Gervonta Davis next. I think he’d be a pretty solid test for him, actually

Champion97's picture

I don't think Fortuna is past his best.

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Well perhaps not, but this was the first I’ve seen him look good since his bout with Easter, which I thought was really close

Champion97's picture

I haven't seen the Bogere fight, but that's a good win, I don't think the Granados fight was about timing, size more than anything else.

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Fortuna actually was calling Davis out when Mares pulled out of their fight because he was training to be on that undercard and they were close in size. Davis decided to fight Ruiz instead

Champion97's picture

Probably advised to turn it down and took the advice, rather than deciding he didn't want the fight. Fortuna is not a good short notice opponent for anyone, but Davis needs to take risks, hopefully he is in a good fight next year. Davis vs Fortuna would be the fight to make next year, Fortuna deserves the shot, both PBC fighters, but the WBC have ordered Haney vs Fortuna, which is a good fight also.

Addi_Bomaye's picture

Yes agreed about Davis needing to take risks. The kid is clearly talented, but has not done anything since beating Pedraza. I’m very disappointed that he left 130 without fighting one of the other champs. I will definitely be watching Haney vs Fortuna

Champion97's picture

I agree, he never established himself as the best at 130, hopefully he gets a good fight at 135 next year, but the Gamboa will 99% be another mismatch, I think a first round finish. Interesting fight, great test for Haney, no doubt.

Champion97's picture

Great performance from Fortuna, I think Cuellar is shot, but that was impressive from Fortuna, didn't get bullied by Cuellar, didn't let him get confident, he didn't go after him, but he traded shots, and did all the damage, he telegraphed a lot of Cuellar's shots, and he was more methodical, Cuellar landed a good shot of his own as he got dropped, but he didn't see Fortuna's shot coming, it was a temple shot, stunned him, and he never recovered.