VERONA, NEW YORK (December 17, 2015) – After quoting “The Gambler” during the Bryant Jennings vs. Luis Ortiz, media conference call on Thursday, Dec. 3, Bryant “By-By” Jennings had the opportunity to meet Kenny Rogers today at Turning Stone Resort Casino. As luck would have it, Mr. Rogers is on tour and in town for one night only during the fight week of one of the most anticipated heavyweight matchups in the sport. Click HERE for photos of their encounter and a recording and transcript of the media conference call.
Quote from media conference call:
Q: Now, I mean you’ve got a body that looks like it was chiseled out of marble, you’re a great athlete, but do you worry about maybe leaving it in the ring and overtraining ahead of the fight?
BRYANT JENNINGS: No. That’s why I’m with top-tier trainers and things like that; we know ‘when to hold’em, we know when to fold’em’, we know when to pick it up and things like that, and that’s what makes the trainers great.
Tickets for the Dec. 19 HBO Boxing After Dark and HBO Latino Boxing event start at $25, $35 and $60 for ringside seats plus applicable fees and are available at the Turning Stone Resort Box Office by calling 315-361-7469 or online at Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com).
Jennings vs. Ortiz is a 12-round heavyweight bout fight for the WBA Interim Heavyweight Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions and is sponsored by Corona, Mexico – Live It to Belive It! and Carmelita Chorizo. Walters vs. Sosa is a 10-round junior lightweight bout presented by Top Rank in association with Peltz Boxing Promotions and Warriors Boxing Promotions. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. ET and first fight begins at 6:05 p.m. ET, and the HBO Boxing After Dark telecast begins live at 10:15 p.m. ET/PT.