Bryant Jennings vs. Luis Ortiz Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 12/19/15
Luis Ortiz vs. Bryant Jennings
Boxing: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Turning Stone Resort & Casino)
The Line: Bryant Jennings +140 / Luis Ortiz -160 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Bryant Jennings and Luis Ortiz fight Saturday at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino for the WBA Interim Heavyweight title.
Bryant Jennings enters this fight with a 19-1 record that includes 10 knockouts. Jennings is coming off a April loss to Wladimir Klitschko. Jennings has a ridiculous reach of 84 inches, which allows him to keep his opponent at a safe distance while landing solid jabs. Jennings is also a quality defensive fighter due to his such long arms, as he’s able to cover up better than most. Jennings is very patient with his offensive game and does a good job of picking his spots. The concern for Jennings has always been his lack of experience, as he’s still fairly new to the sport of boxing and that does play a huge factor against more experienced fighters. This will be Jennings’ fifth time fighting in New York.
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Luis Ortiz enters this fight with a 23-0 record which includes 20 knockouts. This will be Ortiz’s third fight this year and is coming off a October win over Matias Ariel Vidondo. Ortiz isn’t nicknamed The Real King Kong for nothing, as he packs huge punching power, is super aggressive and wins majority of his fights by knockout. The last 10 fights for Ortiz have lasted no more than four rounds and his counters really change the fight. Ortiz is quick for his size and capable of lading deadly combinations. The concern for Ortiz is that while he’s very impressive, he doesn’t have a lot of respectable names on his resume. This is the true test for the 36-year-old Cuban. This is Ortiz’s second career fight in New York.
Jennings proved in his last fight that he’s capable of hanging with some of the top fighters in the world. However, Ortiz is simply a different animal and packs elite punching power that can end a fight quicker than it begins. I always go with the heavier hitters and guys who can control the pace of the fight while also ending things with one swing.
I see Ortiz remaining unbeaten after this bout.