A high-stakes battle of international proportions heads to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. as Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (47-5, 29 KOs) takes on Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (35-2-1, 24 KOs) in a 12-round fight for the WBC diamond lightweight championship. The fights will take place on Friday, August 28 and will be streamed live on DAZN.
The event will be closed to the public and media. Details for the undercard will be announced shortly.
There had been take for months about Linares facing Ryan “Kingry” Garcia, but after the Kingry camp turned the fight down, it’s WBC #1 rated Fortuna who gets the fight.