Easter vs Fortuna Conference Call – IBF world lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr defends his title this coming January 20th in Brooklyn when he faces Javier Fortuna. The match-up is the co-feature on Showtime’s broadcast that sees Errol Spence Jr defending his IBF welterweight belt against veteran Lamont Peterson.
Fortuna (33-1-1) lost his WBA featherweight world title to Jason Sosa back in June of 2016, but he has gone 4-0 since while campaigning in the lightweight division. As for Easter, he is looking to make the third defense of the belt he won back in September of 2016 when he decisioned Richard Commey.
Back on January 4th, both Easter Jr and Fortuna participated in a media conference call attended by TBC. Also on the call were competitors Adam Kownacki and Marcus Browne, both of whom are fighting on the undercard. The heavyweight Kownacki (16-0) is facing Iago Kiladze (26-1) while the light heavyweight Browne (2o-0) is facing Francy Ntetu (17-1). You can check out the complete audio of the call right here at TBC.
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