Luis Ortiz-Bryant Jennings To Clash on 12/19, HBO

By Steve Kim

Multiple sources have advised that a heavyweight bout between Luis Ortiz (23-0, 20KOs) - who scored a 3rd round stoppage of Matias Vidondo on this past weekend's card at the Madison Square Garden - and Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10KOs) has been consummated for December 19th on a 'Boxing After Dark' card on HBO from the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.

Ortiz-Jennings was previously being pushed for last Saturday's HBO Pay-Per-View undercard for Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux, but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement and the Ortiz instead went with Vidondo.

In beating Vidondo, Ortiz picked up the WBA's interim-heavyweight title.

Jennings was last seen going the distance with a respectable effort against heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on April 25th.

The word is that former featherweight champion Nicholas Walters will co-headline this card, likely against Jason Sosa.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Someone88 on 12-23-2015

Great win for Ortiz! He's a contender for sure, can see him winning the belts!

Comment by kidbazooka on 12-21-2015

[QUOTE=Foreign Soil;16340081]He moved... for one round. The majority of his work comes from picking his spots, at close range, in a slow manner. That has disaster written all over it in the HW division. For now it's good that he's…

Comment by Drunken Cat on 12-21-2015

[QUOTE=Fury4daWIN;16340523]Povetkin is rarely if ever in a dull fight, and the longer he can stay with Ortiz the more exciting it'll be. I'm not sure I share your views on its competitiveness, though. It won't be a blow out, but…

Comment by Drunken Cat on 12-21-2015

Wilder beats Ortiz, as does Fury. But not bad match ups. You never know in boxing. Fury beats Wilder. Fury is the true champ.

Comment by Foreign Soil on 12-21-2015

[QUOTE=fourtheboys96;16340228]Like you, all of Ortiz's previous opponents were probably deceived by his quickness. Ortiz's isnt Ali-fast but to be able to go punch for punch against a more athletic and supposedly quicker Jennings means he isn't slow as you think…

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