PHILADELPHIA heavyweight contender Bryant "By By" Jennings' fight against Mike Perez has been officially announced for May 24 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The heavyweight-title eliminator bout will be televised live on HBO's "Boxing After Dark." Gary Shaw Productions and K2 Promotions are promoting the fight, and the winner will challenge for the WBC belt, vacated in December by longtime titleholder Vitali Klitschko.
Jennings, 29, is undefeated in 18 professional bouts, winning 10 via knockout. The Ben Franklin High product is coming off his first HBO fight, a 10th-round technical knockout against the previously undefeated Artur Szpilka on Jan. 25 at Madison Square Garden.