Advertisement
Advertisement

Bryant Jennings Ready To Face Klitschko on April 6

Philadelphia, PA—Undefeated heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings is more than willing to challenge heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on April 6 in Germany, according to Jennings’ promoter, J Russell Peltz.

“I cannot understand why Klitschko’s people are having such a tough time finding someone to fight,” Peltz said.  “I spoke with their American representatives a few weeks ago and offered Jennings but I was told we were not being considered.”

Jennings, 28, of Philadelphia, is ranked No. 3 by the IBF and No. 22 by the WBC.  He turned pro in 2010 and is 16-0, 8 K0s, and he holds the USBA heavyweight title.

“I am sure there are more than a few European boxing fans who have heard of Jennings, especially after he knocked out (ex-WBO champion) Sergei Liakhovich last year in Brooklyn,” Peltz added.  “Some of the recent names that have been tossed out there couldn’t stand up to Jennings, so I do not see what the problem is with finding someone credible to fight Klitschko.

“Bryant has been asking for this fight for months.”

Jennings, an unknown at this time last year, broke into the heavyweight picture by winning five fights in 2013.  In addition to beating Liakhovich, he pinned the first loss on previously unbeaten lefty Maurice Byarm, of Washington, DC, and he won the vacant USBSA title by pitching a shutout against iron-chinned Steve Collins, of Houston, TX.

In his last fight Dec. 8 in Philadelphia, Jennings defended the USBA crown by knocking out Bowie Tupou, of Tonga, in five rounds.

All of those 2013 fights were televised as part of the NBC Sports Network Fight Night series.

“I see things in their (Klitschko) arsenal, things that I could apply,” Jennings recently told Chris Mannix, of Sports Illustrated.  “It’s not that (Klitschko) has weaknesses, it’s that I see things in him that I may be able to break through on.  Wladimir has a problem being challenged.  He is very seldom challenged.  I know that if he gets hit on the chin, he is going down.  I have confidence in my ability.  I know I will try harder than those other guys he has fought.  One of his weaknesses is that I think he would underestimate me, just like the rest of the guys I fought.  I’m a light guy and he would think he can just push me around.

“Everyone knows how bad I want that fight.  I don’t want to wait for my career.  I don’t have 10 more years.  I have a pace that I created and I’m just trying to keep up with that pace.  I don’t have time to be slowed down.  I cam here fast and I’ll leave fast.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by A.K.A on 02-11-2013

Jennings wants to fight everyone. Im starting to really like this guy.

Comment by Deevel916 on 02-11-2013

You know the HW division is in bad shape when the best opponent for Klit is a guy who turned pro less than 2yrs ago!

Comment by Freedom. on 02-11-2013

[QUOTE=MJ223;13021392][B]Give the man what he wants[/B][/QUOTE]Props to Jennings for his courage, considering all the others who don't want to take a chance against Wladimir.

Comment by MJ223 on 02-10-2013

[B]Give the man what he wants[/B]

Comment by Freedom. on 02-10-2013

[QUOTE=TaurusJ27;12998818]Yeah, a Jennings fight would be a better matchup than half of the stiff bums Wlad has been fighting.[/QUOTE]Pianeta isn't a done deal yet, and Jennings is willing. Seems like more people would be happy with Jennings than Pianeta.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (47)
Top Headlines Fedor Chudinov: Ready for Anyone at Super Middleweight? Porter: I've Heard Things That About Mayweather Returning Roach Doubts Miguel Cotto Can Make 147 For Marquez Clash Salud Will Talk To Pacquiao About World Title Double in Manila Jean Pascal Cautioned To Take Signficant Time Off By Promoter Qiu Xiao Jun's Big Win Draws 200 Million TV Viewers in China Liam Williams-Nav Mansouri Set For April 2 on BoxNation Sanchez: Canelo Couldn't Hurt Cotto, What Happens With GGG? Barrera Advised By Manager To Go All Out With Andre Ward Chavez, Barrera, Morales View Canelo-GGG as The Next 'Big One' Alex Saucedo Decisions Clarence Booth: Vences Wins Khan: Being Underdog To Canelo Has Given Me an Extra Push! Fernando Carcamo Stops Daniel Echeverria In Three Lomachenko: I'm Ready To Fight Rigondeaux at Any Time Glowacki's Coach Says Steve Cunningham Still in Play For April Cortez Expects Canelo To Slaughter Amir Khan in Rapid Fashion Jorge Linares Hopes To Return in May or June From Injury Artur Szpilka Has Surgery on Left Hand, Wants Charles Martin Arum Wonders if Amir Khan Can Pull Off a Super Bowl Upset Tyson Fury Going in New Direction? Says 'Massive Fight' Coming Dmitry Chudinov Blows Through Marat Huzeeva in Moscow Mariusz Wach's Ring Return Being Positioned For May 14 Adrian Granat Has Two Fights Set; Sprott Faces Hammer on 3/18 Joseph Diaz-Jayson Velez Set For Ward-Barrera HBO Card Lanell Bellows: Nobody Can Match My Work Ethic Hearn, Mayweather To Join Forces For UK Boxing Events Gutierrez Set For Hometown Appearance, Wants Santa Cruz Next Frank Warren Takes Aim at Boxers Having Overgrown Beards Marquez Wants 147 For Cotto, 152/153 Rehydration Clause Campillo: Kovalev Can Beat Ward, Beterbiev a Bigger Puncher Roach: Not Scared of Atlas, Don't Give a Sh*t About His Stories! McGuigan Warns Joshua To Avoid Charles Martin, For Now Frank Warren: British Boxing Showing Strength With Title Fights Promoter: Bradley Should Not Target Pacquiao's Shoulder Deontay Wilder is on a Mission To 'Beat Povetkin, Unify All Titles' Golovkin's Coach: No Catch-Weight For Amir Khan Cano: I Have The Experience To Beat Lucas Matthysse Barrera: With a Good Strategy, Canelo Can Beat Golovkin Arum: Gilberto Ramirez is The Complete Opposite of Chavez Jr. Daniel Roman Continues To Roll Forward, Beats Robles
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement