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Oscar Rivas vs Bryant Jennings bridgerweight title fight pushed to September

The fight was scheduled for June 18th at Montreal’s Bell Centre

PBC: Oscar Rivas v Oezcan Cetinkaya Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

There go Mauricio Sulaiman’s summer plans. Yvon Michel announced today that the June 18th rematch between Oscar Rivas and Bryant Jennings, which was slated to crown the inaugural WBC bridgerweight champion, has been pushed back to December.

Jennings (24-4, 14 KO) himself first revealed the delay yesterday.

Based on Google Translate and my very, very limited ability to read French via knowing Spanish, it looks like Quebec won’t reach its 75% vaccination target by the original date. Since Groupe Yvon Michel and co. want spectators in attendance, that meant rescheduling the card, which also included a clash between former Claressa Shields victim Marie Eve Dicaire and WBC interim super welterweight champ Patricia Berghult, for later.

It’s another blow for this very stupid division, which recently saw its current #3 and former #2 agree to duke it out for the latter’s cruiserweight belt. It does suck for the participants, but at least it keeps a new belt off the table for a few more months.

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