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Javier Fortuna to face Jason Sosa on June 24th in Beijing

Sosa had knocked out thirteen consecutive opponents before his draw with Nicholas Walters

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Javier Fortuna is going worldwide.

The undefeated Dominican, who has spent his entire career in the western hemisphere, is set to hit Beijing in June to take on undefeated Jason Sosa in his second defense of his WBA super featherweight title.

Fortuna (29-0-1, 21 KO) was originally ordered to face "Super" champion Takashi Uchiyama before the latter suffered a shocking upset loss to Jezreel Corrales. No word as to whether the obligation to face "El Abejon" has passed to Corrales. The twenty-six-year-old won the title last May with a decision over Bryan Vasquez and stopped Carlos Ivan Velasquez in September.

Sosa (18-1-4, 14 KO) took on Nicholas Walters last December in "The Axe Man's" first official trip to 130. Despite losing soundly on approximately every fan card in the known universe, Sosa's strange affinity for draws saved him from a second career loss. The Camden native can punch, but ostensibly doesn't present much of a threat to the ever-inconsistent Fortuna.

No fights have yet been set for the undercard.

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