Fighting in his first world title bout on Tuesday September 29, 2015, Puerto Rican super lightweight contender Carlos Velasquez (19-1, 12 KOs) is eager to give undefeated Javier Fortuna (28-0-1, 20 KOs) his first loss. The PBC on FOX Sports 1 will televise the bout starting at 9PM ET.
Velasquez, who represented Puerto Rico in the 2004 Olympics, is thriving at the opportunity to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a world champion. He believes he has advantages that will lead him to victory. On the line with be Fortuna’s WBA World title.
“Ever since I was a young boy, I always pictured myself as a world champion,” said Velasquez. “Now I have a golden opportunity to accomplish that dream. It won’t be easy. Javier Fortuna is a very tough fighter with an undefeated record. He’s considered one of the best fighters in the division. Stylistically, he’s never been in the ring with a fighter like me. When I bring home the belt, I hope I get credit for defeating a top fighter like Fortuna.”
Trained by boxing guru Roberto Norris, and guided by nutritionist/strength coach Ángel “Memo” Heredia, Velasquez feels he has the right team that can take him to the top.
“I believe I have a great coach in Roberto Norris, who understands me,” continued Velasquez. “He’s got me working on all my strong points, bringing out the best in what I do best. Memo is getting my body in top condition. I feel great. I’m going to be at my best when I step in the ring with Fortuna.”