A great World Boxing Council Championship fight will officially come to fruition on October 22nd, in the bewitching atmosphere of L’Olympia de Montréal, a renovated venue that has retained its cherished captivating cachet.
Those who will have the privilege of being there will savour a memorable and historic show in an exceptional setting. For the first time in history, the WBC Bridgerweight title, will be at stake . Adopted Quebecer and WBC No. 1 contender for the vacant WBC title, Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (27-1, 19KO) will face American and No. 3 rated Bryant Jennings (24-4, 14KO), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This is a major clash for the two fighters and their careers, which promises to be a hotly contested contest. After all, the winner will become the premiere monarch of this new division. The grand and historic showdown marks the return of American television to Canada for the first time since December 2018. In total, this prestigious gala will also be broadcast live in nearly 50 countries.
This will be the second clash between Jennings and Rivas, who fought a keenly contested match on January 2019, in Verona, New York. Also broadcast by ESPN +, Rivas-Jennings I was virtually even after 11 rounds. At the start of the last round, Rivas attacked with an aggressive and intense impetus onslaught, to send the American to the canvass and subsequently forced the referee to end the hostilities. Since that time, the Philadelphia boxer has been calling for a rematch.
The Oct. 22nd event, presented in association with Mise-O-Jeu, will mark the 49th world Championship fight promoted by GYM since its founding in 2004.