Jennings Edges Perez, Ref's Deduction Sealed Deal
Madison Square Garden, New York - In a high stakes heavyweight battle between unbeatens, also tabbed as a WBC eliminator, Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10KOs) won a twelve round split decision over Mike Perez (20-1-1, 12KOs). The scores 114-113 for Perez, 115-112 for Jennings and 114-113 for Jennings. Jennings is now in line to face the winner of the ordered fight between WBC champion Bermane Stiverne and mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder.
The end result was set down by a point deduction in the final round to Perez. Without the point deduction, the fight would have been a twelve round split draw.
Perez started very strong in the contest and his hard punches controlled the early going, but Jennings took over as the fight went along. Jennings was able to land the cleaner shots with Perez appearing to tire in the second half. Perez still had his moments and was able to steal some rounds when Jennings became lazy. They both came out swinging in the final round, but Perez lost a point in the tweflth for hitting Jennings on the break.
I don't rate either. It's a shame about Perez because a few years ago he looked promising but inactivity seems to have taken its toll. I've never watched Jennings before but what I saw last night was unimpressive.Comment by Slick Veteran on 07-27-2014
I like Jennings, he's most definitely better than how he looks. He does little things that makes him out box Perez. Jennings was definitely getting the better of Perez in the fight.Comment by LA_2_Vegas on 07-27-2014
[QUOTE=-PANDA-;14800448]Jennings looked scared of Perez' power early on, I was wondering if that was because he actually felt his power or because he was aware of what he did to abdulsalamov. jennings' gameplan was obviously to box him from the…Comment by SeekDaGreat on 07-27-2014
[QUOTE=PittyPat;14801370]I stopped watching after round 8 - couldn't stand it anymore. The whole fight just looked like s[color=black]h[/color]it. I've now seen 2 fights each from Jennings and Perez, and won't be in any hurry to watch more.[/QUOTE] I agree, horrendous…Comment by joe strong on 07-27-2014
[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;14801390]His right hand was in the way? For much of the fight Perez had his hands down at his waist. I bet if Jennings threw even a lazy jab on somewhat of a regular basis Perez wouldn't have been…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (41)