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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Rivas vs. Jennings In World Championship Bout

By Daniel Cloutier

MONTRÉAL—— The promoter of the GYM Group in Montréal, Yvon Michel, confirmed that the Montrealer Colombian Oscar Rivas will dispute his first world championship bout October 22nd at the Olympia Theater in Montréal. Rivas (27-1-0) and the American Bryant Jennings (24-4-0), from Philadelphia, will fight for the vacant WBC bridgerweight (224 pounds) world championship.

Rivas is ranked first contender by the WBC in the bridgerweight, and Jennings is ranked third contender. Rivas was ranked fifth contender in the heavyweight division few weeks ago, but he has decided to move down in the bridgerweight, a division perfectly adapted for his natural weight.

At his last bout, March 16th at the Plaza Hotel in Québec City, Rivas beat the Montrealer Silver Louis (7-2-0) by TKO in the third round. Right after this bout, he mentioned his dream to dispute a world championship bout. He will realize his dream October 22nd. This fight Rivas-Jennings is a rematch.

In January 2019 in Verona, New York, Rivas beat Jennings by TKO in the 12th and last round. Rivas floored his opponent in the 12th round, and the referee stopped the bout. But Jennings was very interested to dispute a rematch with Rivas. He got it.

At his last fight, July 13th 2019 in Greenwich, New York Jennings lost by against the British Joey Joyce (12-0-0) by unanimous decision.


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