Bryant Jennings vs Mike Perez possible for HBO on May 24

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Bryant Jennings and Mike Perez may meet in a May 24 matchup on HBO in a WBC heavyweight eliminator bout, but the fight is not yet a done deal.

One of the WBC's next heavyweight title eliminators could be headed to HBO on May 24, which would pit unbeaten American Bryant Jennings against unbeaten Cuban Mike Perez, with the winner slated to face the winner of the winner of the Bermane Stiverne-Chris Arreola rematch vs Deontay Wilder. That's a real sentence and not typos. That's how it's shaped right now with the WBC and its heavyweight belt.

The fight isn't a done deal yet, but it would in theory be on the bill alongside a junior middleweight fight between James Kirkland and Willie Nelson, which it appears would be the main event. From ESPN.com:

Although HBO said it had designs on that show, it has apparently not given the green light to the promoters to finalize things from what I was told by somebody else involved in the card. That means time is running out to secure a site, particularly on somewhat short notice and on a holiday weekend -- as the fight would be on Memorial Day weekend.

Jennings (18-0, 10 KO) defected from Main Events to Gary Shaw Productions last year, and made his HBO debut on January 25 with a TKO win over Artur Szpilka. It was a solid heavyweight scrap and showed Jennings' ability, plus a desire to finish the fight when well ahead on the cards in the final minute of the bout.

Perez (20-0-1, 12 KO) is 1-0-1 on HBO, with a big win over Magomed Abdusalamov, which was followed by a very disappointing draw with Carlos Takam on January 18 of this year in Montreal.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Join Bad Left Hook

You must be a member of Bad Left Hook to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bad Left Hook. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker