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Javier Fortuna re-signs with Sampson Boxing

Fortuna explains that’s he’s been perfectly happy with how his career’s been handled.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Former world titleholder Javier Fortuna (35-2-1, 24 KOs) has inked a deal to re-sign with his longtime promoter Sampson Lewkowicz. The Dominican fighter, now campaigning at lightweight, has been with Sampson Boxing since his professional debut back in 2009 and tells RingTV that he has been pleased with the job the promotional company has done with him over the course of the past decade.

“If I were to die and be born again, I would re-sign with Sampson and do it all over again. I will become world champion soon and I have my promoter Sampson to thank for all the opportunities he got for me throughout my career.”

Lewkowicz would go on to credit Fortuna as a joy to work with and says he’s confident his fighter will be wearing a world title belt around his waist soon enough. Lewkowicz says all of his fighters are more like family members and he looks forward to seeing Fortuna’s future success.

Fortuna, now 31, is most recently coming off a stoppage win over Jesus Cuellar last November and was supposed to face Luke Campbell for their interim world title before COVID-19 shut everything down. At this time we’re waiting to see exactly when and where that fight will be rescheduled.

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