The World Boxing Council (WBC) is set to finally bring the Bridgerweight division to reality and will have the inaugural title contested for by Oscar Rivas and Bryant Jennings on the Oct, 19th at the L’Olympia de Montréal, Quebec.
Rivas (27-1, 19KO) is ranked No. 1 while Jennings (24-4, 14KO) is ranked third for the Vacant WBC title, which brings ESPN back to Canada for the first time since 2018.
Rivas, who is ranked No. 5 among the Heavyweights was last fought in March when he defeated Sylvera Louis, forcing him to retire in three rounds. He was then selected as the No. 1 contender for the newly created division.
Rivas and Jennings will be sharing the ring for the second time. Their first meeting was an action packed triller that saw both fighters finish the first eleven rounds draw. The final round was the decider as Rivas attacked Jennings with more aggressions and forced a knockdown in the final round, eventually ending the fight with a knockout.
Since their first meeting, Jennings has been calling for a rematch with the Top contender and the WBC Bridgerweight lays everything in a plater of gold for Jennings, who will be seeking revenge in a fight with much more at stake.
The event will top a six fight card that includes the return of Sébastien Bouchard (19-2, 8KO), who will be making his second appearance in 2021 and will be looking for his second victory since losing a Ayaz Hussain back in 2019.
Alexandre Roberge (1-1) and Francis Charbonneau (3-1, 1KO) will have their rematch in a six round fight, a replay of their Match 16th triller.