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Jennings: Klitschko Fight is Done For April 25, MSG

By Mike Coppinger

LAS VEGAS -- The heavyweight division is picking up steam.

Moments after Deontay Wilder lifted the title from Bermane Stivene, we have news of another big heavyweight fight for the spring.

Bryant Jennings broke the news to BoxingScene.com that he will be fighting Wladimir Klitschko for the heavyweight championship.

"It's happening. It's done. April 25, Madison Square Garden, New York City," Jennings said.

The fight was reported to be done earlier this month, but that was before Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) officially joined Roc Nation Sports' stable following a deal with Gary Shaw.

The deal reportedly hit a snag after that, but it appears those issues have been resolved. MSG is a departure from the previous reported location of Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Klitschko has two fights left on his three-fight deal with HBO, and this will surely be televised on the network.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GoldenGloveLove on 01-19-2015

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;15299180]Jennings Looks to me like hes Lifting weights. Without Lifting weights he could be a cruiser. Guy looks quite pumped up.[/QUOTE] Oh for God's sake. Yeah, like most fighters do Bryant likely lifts weights, just like Wlad does. Look at…

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 01-19-2015

This fight probably wouldn't be happening if Wilder didn't win the belt. Wlad wants all four major belts, Lewis will have to say bye-bye to being the "Last Undisputed Heavyweight Champion" because it will soon belong to Wladimir Klitschko. Imagine…

Comment by SkillspayBills on 01-19-2015

I notice most of the top contenders want Wlad first and then Wilder. Fury and Browne said the same thing.

Comment by ScottWeiland on 01-19-2015

[QUOTE=BostonGuy;15295055]I don't know if Briggs is ranked by the WBC so it might not be viable even if they wanted that fight. I think Wilder's team will pursue someone like Charr or Lucas Browne in his first title defense[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=yoz;15295311]Charr…

Comment by Tobi.G on 01-19-2015

[QUOTE=GoldenGloveLove;15296100]Good lord lol. I don't understand the disconnect here. Jennings doesn't even have an ounce of fat on him at 230 pounds. The hell is going on here? Have to agree to disagree. This is what contenders are there for.…

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