Luis Ortiz vs Bryant Jennings Vegas Odds
- Updated: December 7, 2015
Saturday December 19th from the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York heavyweights Luis Ortiz and Bryant Jennings will fight for the interim W.B.A. title. Luis Ortiz vs Bryant Jennings Vegas Odds have Ortiz as a -180 moneyline favorite with 80% of fight picks on the betting underdog. Ortiz, 23-0, 20 KO’s, is coming off a devastating 3rd round KO over 6’9″ fringe contender Matias Ariel Vidondo on HBO Boxing. Jennings, 19-1, 10 KO’s, will be coming off an 8-month layoff after losing on points to former champion Wladimir Klitschko. Who will take home the W.B.A. hardware in this HBO Boxing match-up? Vegas Sharps broke down the fighters and give away our expert fight picks. Very Best Casino Slot Game
Luis Ortiz – Boxer: The 6’4″ Cuban is a menacing figure at 235-240 Lbs. with an aircraft carrier sized back and 80″ reach. “King Kong” is a southpaw bomber with bonecrushing power in both hands and a deep amateur background with 350+ fights. Ortiz is a ring general that knows how to use the ring and blend his offense with defense. Despite his immense size Ortiz is light on his feet with dexterity. Ortiz has a slippery defense, displaying excellent anticipation and ring vision. Ortiz is relatively untested and has never faced an opponent of Jennings caliber in the professional ranks. At 36-year old Ortiz is past his prime and has been known to train lackadaisically. Ortiz’s chin is a question mark until he gets tagged by a big puncher. Ortiz’s stamina is a question mark having never been past 8 rounds.
Bryant Jennings – Boxer: The physically shredded 6’3″ Jennings is long-limbed with an 84″ reach at 225 Lbs. “By-By” is an athletic Boxer/Puncher that is well versed fighting on the inside or outside. Jennings had less than 20 amateur fights but has displayed a crisp jab, good agility, above-average handspeed and a solid chin. Jennings is still a work in progress that doesn’t always display natural boxing instinct. Jennings does little counterpunching defensively and has ordinary accuracy offensively. Jennings has a sneaky left-hook but only modest punching power Jennings is a bit of a headhunter that neglects the body. Jennings was only able to win 3-4 rounds in his title fight with aging former champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Vegas Sharps Bottom Line: Jennings is a game contender but Ortiz is a huge puncher with deceptive speed. “By-By” has shown good punch resistance but the Cuban southpaw’s power will be a telling factor. Expect a “King Kong” bomb around the 7th round to discombobulate the tough Philly fighter.
Fight Picks Predictions: Ortiz KO7