Bryant Jennings remained undefeated by scoring a razor-thin split decision over fellow heavyweight contender Mike Perez in an awkward and uneventful 12-round WBC title elimination bout on the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Geale undercard on Saturday in New York City.
RingTV.com contributor Francisco Salazar provides some news on fight cards, press events and fighters making moves in Southern California, including notes from the recent Gennady Golovkin media workout in Santa Monica.
Cruiserweight contender Ola Afolabi will get a rare fight on U.S. soil when he takes on fellow 200-pound standout Lukasz Janik on Saturday on the Gennady Golovkin-Curtis Stevens undercard at the famous Madison Square Garden in New York City.
A fight between former WBO junior welterweight beltholder Zaurbek Baysangurov and Freddy Hernandez has been added to the Gennady Golovkin-Curtis Stevens card on Nov. 2.
Tim Bradley’s trainer, Joel Diaz: “Juan Manuel Marquez is a very experienced fighter. If he hurts you, he’ll finish you.”
Ola Afolabi’s rise to contender status has included long layoffs and disappointing decisions, but on Saturday in Berlin he’ll have the chance for redemption against No. 1 cruiserweight Marco Huck, who he has faced twice already, resulting in a loss and a draw.
Former three-time welterweight beltholder Antonio Margarito will face Abel Perry on May 26 in Tucson Ariz.