Updates from New York: Bryant Jennings edges Mike Perez via split-decision over 12 rounds

Bryant Jennings following his victory on HBO (Photo: Instagram.com)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of Madison Square in New York, heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KO’s) pulled out a split-decision over Cuba’s Mike Perez (20-1-1, 12 KO’s) to inch closer to his goal of a world title.

The fight was relatively uneventful, with referee Harvey Dock ultimately playing a huge role in the outcome of the match by deducting a point from Perez in the final round for pushing Jennings’ head south. Scores of 115-112 and 114-113 were read in Jennings’ favor, overriding the 114-113 tally for Perez.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com

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