Turning Stone Casino, Verona, New York, Dec. 19
By Peter Lim
While this fight appears dead even on paper, Jennings' tighter defense and sounder fundamentals will tip the balance. His wins against Mike Perez and Artur Szpilka proved he can handle southpaws with aplomb and he will apply that experience against Ortiz. The lead right will be Jennings' key weapon as he calculatingly measures, outboxes and shuts down Ortiz's attack en route to a unanimous point victory in the 117-111 to 116-112 range.
Simply put, Ortiz rose to the occasion and Jennings didn't.