Bryant Jennings intends to get heavy on BoxNation and Shakur Stevenson wants to show our viewers why he should be muscling in on the world’s best Featherweights.
The pair are in action on Friday 18th January at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, back and live on their British fight home, the Channel of Champions.
Jennings (24-2 14 KOs) will put his IBF International and NABO Heavyweight belts on the line in a 12-round showdown against the unbeaten NABF Champion Oscar 'Kaboom' Rivas.
The smart boxing American has won five on the spin since being stopped by Luis Ortiz more than three years ago and is itching for another World Heavyweight Title shot.
Jennings, 34, was outpointed by Wladimir Klitschko when he challenged for his IBF, WBA and WBO belts back in April 2015.
“I’ve been in this situation before. This is not a tall order at all,” Jennings said. “The job is to stay focused. I’m going to keep grinding and not take anybody lightly. Talk is cheap.”
Montreal based Colombian Rivas (25-0, 17 KOs), who beat undefeated Brazilian Fabio Maldonado last month, is a serious test even though he is stepping up a level.
“I’ve waited for this opportunity for a very long time,” Rivas said. “Jennings is an excellent boxer. He is a world-class fighter and exactly the kind of challenge I was hoping to face. It is now time to take care of business and step up for the real challenges.’’