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Fortuna set to face Zamudio

Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (21-0, 15 KOs) will defend his interim WBA World featherweight title against Miguel “Mikol” Zamudio (25-1-1, 13 KOs) in a 12-round clash on April 19 at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City and live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. This will be the first title defense for the always exciting Fortuna, who won the crown last December against Ireland’s Patrick Hyland via 12-round decision.

Also scheduled for televised battle are promising, once-beaten John “Dah Rock” Jackson (15-1, 14 KOs) and undefeated “Sir” Cerresso Fort (16-0-1, 11 KOs), who will lock up in a six-round junior middleweight war. Completing the televised tripleheader will be Emmanuel Lartei Lartey (14-0-1, 7 KOs) taking on Jonathan Batista (13-0, 6 KOs) in a six/eight-round welterweight battle of undefeateds.

After 5 pm today, tickets for “Fortuna vs. Zamudio” will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at the Tropicana box office on fight night.











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