Bryant Jennings and Mike Perez will meet as the co-featured bout on the Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Geale undercard on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, and the winner will take a big step toward legitimate contender status in the heavyweight division.
Jennings is undefeated in his four years as a professional, and he's frequently mentioned among the top American heavyweight prospects. He won his last fight—at the Theater at Madison Square Garden—by battering and stopping Artur Szpilka in Round 10.
Perez, likewise, is undefeated, but he comes into this fight off a surprising draw against Carlos Takam this past January. It was his first fight since a victory over Magomed Abdusalamov left his foe fighting for life. Against Takam, he looked noticeably less aggressive and was lucky to escape with a draw in a fight some felt he lost.
Jennings vs. Perez is a huge showdown, and the winner will take a big step forward in the heavyweight division. Read on for your complete preview and prediction.