Oscar Rivas returns to the dispute for a world title – other sports – sport

Colombian boxer Oscar Rivas will strive to become First world champion From the emerging category pointy, this Friday, when he faces Ryan Rosicky in Montreal (Canada).

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Rivas ranks as the number one contender at this weight limit (max. 224 pounds) established by the World Boxing Council (WBC), while Rosicky, a native of Canada, is 15.

The second time you clash with a belt

The class was created by WBC and is between the cruisers, of which Rosicky was a member, and the heavyweights, whose fighter was born in Cali and resides in Canada.

The Colombian contested the provisional belt from the highest category in WBC, on July 20, 2019, and lost by decision to Britain’s Dylan White, in England.

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Only one defeat

This was the only loss in the professional career of the 34-year-old Rivas, who has had 27 wins, 19 of them by knockout. Rosicky, 26, who will replace American Bryant Jennings (refused to be controlled by Covid), is 13-0, with 13 knockouts.

Rivas weighed 222 pounds on Thursday versus 203 pounds for Rosicky.

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