The oddsmakers are having a hard time trying to figure out who the favorite for the upcoming WBA World Super Featherweight title bout should be. The bout, which will be on May 16 in Panama City and will be presented by Showtime, will feature Javier Fortuna and Bryan Vasquez competing for this vacant title.
The oddsmakers have pegged both fighters with -115 odds, thus meaning that it could be anyone's match. This is especially important with a major title being on the line. The two fighters have been heavily involved in many competitions over the years and will be hoping to try and compete quite well to win this big title.
Javier Fortuna, a native of the Dominican Republic, has a 26-0-1 record with 19 knockouts. El Abejon has won his last four since coming to a draw against Luis Franco in 2013. The most recent fight for Fortuna came in November when he knocked out Abner Cotto in the fifth round.
Fortuna, who competes in an Orthodox stance, was the former WBA Featerweight champion. He won it in 2012 and defended his title once. He vacated the title as he moved on to the Super Featherweight class.
Bryan Vasquez, who is originally from Costa Rica, has a 34-1 record and holds 18 knockouts. El Tiquito also uses an Orthodox stance when he fights.
Vasquez was the interim WBA Super Featherweight champion in 2012 and won one bout after that to qualify to fight for the main WBA Super Featherweight title. However, he was knocked out by Takashi Uchiyama in his big match.
With Javier Fortuna and Bryan Vasquez having either won a major title or come close to doing so, they will be competing quite heavily in this upcoming match. The two boxers are so close to one another that it could be a challenge to try and figure out just who could possibly be the favorite to win it all.