Oscar Rivas and Bryant jennings will contest the first world title fight at the new weight Bridger implemented by the CMB, in Montreal, Canada, reported Mauricio Sulaiman to Lance Pugmire of The Athletic.
Told by @wbcmoro that the first bridgerweight title fight is a done deal, pitting Oscar Rivas vs. Bryant Jennings in Montreal.
– Lance Pugmire (@pugboxing) March 25, 2021
This is not the first time Oscar and Bryant face. In January 2019, they faced off for the NABF heavyweight belt. The Colombian achieved the knockout in the twelfth round.
Rivas He beat on March 16, 2021 Sylvera Louis by knockout in the third round, while in July 2019 he fell against Dillian whyte for the vacant heavyweight belt of the CMB, which now has Tyson fury.
For its part, Jennings He arrives with two consecutive defeats in 2019 and has been inactive ever since. In January 2019 he fell by knockout to Rivas and in July of that same year he was defeated by Joe joyce for the gold belt of the AMB. I mean, what Bryant jennings is going to contest a world title without having won a single fight since August 2018.
How was the new Bridger weight born?
The new category, which was announced in November 2020. It will range from 200 to 224 pounds and will be between cruiserweight and heavyweight.
The name of the new weight division is inspired by Bridger walker, a six-year-old boy who rescued his younger sister from an attack by a German shepherd.