Rivas wins slugfest for WBC bridger title

Rivas Won
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In a clash for the vacant WBC world championship in the new bridgerweight division, Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (28-1, 19 KOs) scored a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over Ryan “The Bruiser” Rozicki (13-0, 13 KOs) on Friday night at L’Olympia in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The fight was an entertaining slugfest. Rivas rocked Rozicki at the end of round one. Both landed good shots in round two. Rozicki outbrawled Rivas in rounds three and four. Rivas started turning the tables in rounds five through seven. Rivas started to stick and move in round eleven. Rozicki took some big shots. Rivas was deducted a point for a low blow in round twelve. Scores were 116-111, 115-112, 115-112.

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  • Rozicki doesn’t have a style that allows longevity in the sport. Rivas got lured into fighting Rozicki’s fight and it was much tougher for him that it should have been.

    • You’re probably right about his longevity; but if he’s fighting, I want to watch it. Rivas, in my opinion was more skilled, and just as tough. Both took some heavy leather, and kept on fighting undeterred. Close fight, in my opinion, but Rivas edged Rozicki out for the deserved win and title.

  • Rozicki, even in a losing effort, has his stock risen big time. What a great effort on 3 weeks notice and had to gain weight to make the bridger limit. Mad respect. And congrats to rivas. I thought you were gassed at round 3 but you chugged through. Fight of the year candidate.

  • Both guys fought a great fight, Ryan is one of my favorite fighters after this one! Well done!

  • wtf fight goes blank in the middle of 12th round im canceling espn plus they are morons

    • Dude, I watched the replay on Plus and it was only available in Spanish. Luckily, I have a couple of years of Spanish under my belt, so I could easily follow what round I was in. Lol!

      Dazn is SO much better than ESPN+! Like you, I think of canceling it every time I use it!!


  • Very good fight. Both contestants made The Bridgerweight Division & The WBC proud.

    I am proud of myself for watching this great fight. I really enjoyed it, until the ESPN camera people screwed up in the end. Bad job by ESPN. Someone needs to get fired for that.

    Keep the Bridgerweights. Fire the camera dude.

    Speaketh … FJB.
    Fredrick J. Brandon III.

  • oh look the Fridgeweight division.WE living in some interewsting times for boxing.Just to make matters worst for the sport thats already dealing with youtubers wanna be boxers and countless belts and title holders and network politics along fights not happening now we add more titles and more weight classes.Cool

  • rozicki is a beast. he will be back better and now more experienced. he needed a fight like this. can’t wait to see him fight next.

  • Hope Rozicki with his guts to slug it out deserves to fight a top fight at Cruiserweight against someone his own weight and not outweighed like this.

  • The one division we didn’t need. I fear that it will cloud the heavyweight history, as many former champs weigh around this division weight limit 🙁

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