Oscar Rivas To Make First Title Defense Against Rozanski In August

Rivas Returns Against Rozanski for Bridgerweight Title Fight

Oscar Rivas and Lukasz Rozanski to battle at bridgerweight
Oscar Rivas (L, Credit: Mark Robinson), Lukasz Rozanski

Oscar Rivas v Lukasz Rozanski Title Defense Signals Movement at Bridgerweight

The lonely bridgerweight division is getting some movement as the inaugural WBC champion, Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (28-1, 19KO), will be returning to the ring against Lukasz Rozanski (14-0, 13KO) on August 13.

In 2020, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman introduced the boxing world to the idea of the newly created division. The purpose was to bridge the gap between cruiserweight and heavyweight. In addition, Sulaiman revealed that the cruiserweight division limit is being reduced from 200 pounds to 190 in the future.

The bridgerweight limit currently is between 200 and 224 pounds. The heavyweight division would be the next move up. Fans have not welcomed this with open arms. Since its creation, there has not been much media coverage of the division.


The other boxing organizations have not joined the WBC in this endeavor, which is why the division is rarely discussed. Nonetheless, Rivas rules the roost as the first-ever champion after defeating Ryan Rozicki in 2021.

Kaboom, a resident of Canada, is a Colombian native. He will be making his first defense of the title there. Rivas has never fought professionally in his home country and will be excited to have a home crowd supporting him. Rivas will be returning to the ring after a nine-month hiatus against Rozanski. He suffered the first defeat of his career, while campaigning as a heavyweight against former title challenger Dillian Whyte in 2019.

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By: Garrisson Bland

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Garrisson Bland - Head of Public Relations/Senior Journalist. Garrisson is the Head of Public relations for 3kingsboxing.com as well as a senior writer. He is also the host of YouTube boxing show "Truth And Facts Sports Talk."