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Fortuna will stay at featherweight

Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (22-0, 16 KOs) lost his WBA interim featherweight belt on the scale last Thursday when he was unable to make the 126-lb featherweight limit before his first-round KO over Miguel Zamudio. Fortuna’s promoter Sampson Lewkowicz, however, says Fortuna will continue to campaign at featherweight and he will be looking to help him regain his championship as quickly as possible in a high-profile fight. “Javier was only .6 overweight,” said Lewkowicz, “and it’s possible he could have lost the weight, but even though it cost me money I would not let him risk his health. My fighters are like my children. He will make the weight next time.”

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