PHOTOS: Luis Ortiz sends statement with crushing knockout of Bryant Jennings

Luis Ortiz was too much for Bryant Jennings on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Cuban heavyweight and interim WBA heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz scored a successful defense of his title with a seventh round knockout of Philadelphia’s Bryant Jennings.

Ortiz was aggressive from the start, leaving an imprint on the first from the first round on, before breaking through and scoring a knockdown and later knockout in round seven. With the win, the 36-year old southpaw improves to 24-0 with 21 knockouts while eyeing the likes of Tyson Fury, Wladimir Klitschko, or Deontay Wilder in the future.

As for Jennings, he suffers his second straight loss on HBO’s airwaves in as many fights, with the Ortiz defeat coming on the heels of his April decision loss to Klitschko.

Check below for a closer look at Ortiz’s triumph.

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Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

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