by David P. Greisman
It wasn’t a win for Bryant Jennings — he dropped to 19-1 after dropping a unanimous decision to Wladimir Klitschko this past Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. But Jennings’ promoter, Gary Shaw, says that the Philadelphia heavyweight doesn’t lose too much by, well, losing.
“A lot of people thought Bryant Jennings was coming here to pick up a paycheck. That for sure is not true,” Shaw said afterward. “We showed that we had a very fan-friendly fighter. I believe Bryant made a lot of new fans tonight. I think he also put notice on the heavyweight division that he’s a force to be reckoned with. We’re not retiring. We’re not done. This is just the start of Bryant Jennings’ career.”
Shaw noted that Jennings had very little amateur and pro experience, never mind when compared to Klitschko’s lengthy and accomplished career. Jennings was 13-4 as an amateur, turned pro in 2010 and was 19-0 coming into Saturday night.
“For someone who has fought for a total of five or six years total … to be in Madison Square Garden, on Broadway, on HBO, and to fight Klitschko for those belts, we’re very proud of him,” Shaw said. “I don’t really believe we lost tonight. I think we gained a lot.”
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