Jerry Belmontes (far left), Bryant Jennings (mid left), Bowie Tupou (mid right), Eric Hunter (far right) - Ryan Bivins
15-0 Bryant Jennings is set to defend his USBA heavyweight title against 22-2 Bowie Tupou live on NBC Sports, Saturday Dec. 8. 17-0 Jerry Belmontes faces 16-2 Eric Hunter in the co-feature. Hunter replaces Teon Kennedy, who pulled out due to injury.
Hall of fame promoter Russell Peltz hosted the Jennings-Tupou final presser on Thursday afternoon where Bryant Jennings (with trainer Fred Jenkins), Bowie Tupou (with trainer Jeff Mayweather), Jerry Belmontes, and Eric Hunter all gave opening statements then freely addressed the press one on one. The venue was North Philadelphia's Draught Horse Pub, a brief walking distance from where the fights will occur on Saturday at McGonigle Hall, all under the umbrella of Temple University.
Friday's weighins are scheduled to begin 4 PM at the Crown Plaza Hotel on City Line Ave, West Philadelphia. Saturday's fight schedule is detailed below.
Untelevised Undercard (beginning 7:15 PM EDT):
Josue Rivera vs Hasan Young - 4 Rounds - Welterweights
Jesse Hart vs Steven Tyner - 4 Rounds - Super Middleweights
Todd Unthank-May vs Taneal Goyco (rematch) - 4 Rounds - Light Heavyweights
Anthony Burgin vs Kenneth Brown - 4 Rounds - Featherweights
Alex Barbosa vs Joshua Arocho - 4 Rounds - Featherweights
Angel Luis Ocasio vs Esteban Rodriguez - 6 Rounds - Lightweights
Jason Sosa vs Isaac Suarez - 6 Rounds - Lightweights
NBC Sports Coverage (beginning 10 PM EDT):
Jerry Belmontes vs Eric Hunter - 10 Rounds - Lightweights
Bryant Jennings vs Bowie Tupou - 12 Rounds - USBA Heavyweight Title
Bouts and order are subject to change. This event is a promoted by Bam Boxing Inc, Peltz Boxing, Goossen Tutor, and Main Events.
Bryant Jennings Interview
Bowie Tupou and Jeff Mayweather Interview
Eric Hunter Interview