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HBO Boxing preview: Jennings vs. Ortiz, Walters vs. Sosa

HBO Boxing wraps up an exhilarating year with a twin bill of action with Bryant Jennings vs. Luis Ortiz and Nicholas Walters vs. Jason Sosa on Saturday at 10:15 p.m. from Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY.

In the main event, Philadelphia’s Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) takes on Luis Ortiz (23-0, 20 KOs), originally from Camaguey, Cuba, and now living in Miami, Fla., in a scheduled 12-round heavyweight fight.

Known for his power, athleticism and agility, Jennings suffered his only defeat at the hands of then-heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko last April. Ortiz will rely on his extensive Cuban and international amateur background as he looks to remain undefeated.

Kicking off the night, the co-main event features Nicholas Walters (26-0, 21 KOs) and Jason Sosa (18-1-3, 14 KOs) in a scheduled ten-round junior lightweight bout.

Rising star Walters, from Montego Bay, Jamaica, is also undefeated, while Sosa, of Camden, NJ, has won 14 straight fights. With a combined record of 44-1-3 and 35 KOs, the two fighters have a winning percentage of 92%, with knockout ratio of 80% in those victories.

Later that evening, HBO Latino presents an exclusive tripleheader of same-day action, slated to begin at 12:15 a.m. (ET/PT) or immediately following live boxing on HBO. Yunieski Gonzalez meets Vyacheslav Shabranskyy in a light heavyweight fight; Gabriel Rosado battles Joshua Clottey in the middleweight co-main event; and Cuban Olympic gold medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa, a former unified featherweight titleholder, goes up against Hylon Williams Jr. in a lightweight bout.

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