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Shaw Ready To Talk With Haymon For Wilder-Jennings

By Steve Kim

With Bryant Jennings and his team deciding to bypass an opportunity to face Luis Ortiz on the Golovkin-Lemieux pay-per-view undercard on October 17th at the Madison Square Garden in New York, his promoter Gary Shaw is now focused on another fight for his heavyweight.

"We'd love to fight (Deontay) Wilder, even in December," said Shaw, of the reigning WBC belt-holder, who is scheduled for his second title defense on September 26th.

"We think that would be a great fight between two American heavyweights fighting for a world title."

On the night of April 25th at MSG, Jennings (19-1, 10 KO's) put up a game effort in going the distance against the recognized heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko. Wilder (34-0, 33 KO's), stopped Eric Molina in nine rounds on June 13th in front of his hometown fans in Birmingham, Alabama.

Wilder is advised by Al Haymon, which Shaw says will not be a hindrance in making this fight a reality.

"I believe I can make a deal with Al Haymon, I could live with him, no problem. I can work with him, I can work with Lou DiBella, I can work with Tom Brown, with anybody. I don't have trouble working with anyone," said the veteran promoter.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Deontay Wilder on 07-04-2017

Line 'em up

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 08-12-2015

I'd be surprised if a Jennings/Wilder fight ever materializes, just for the risk Wilder would perceive. But it would be an interesting matchup. Jennings has proven he's a solid boxer with good defense. I'd actually pick him to get the…

Comment by GoldenGloveLove on 08-11-2015

I've wanted to see that fight for a long time.

Comment by The Hammer on 08-11-2015

The craven Wilder will never fight a decent heavyweight like Jennings unless he's forced to.

Comment by BWC on 08-11-2015

Pffft going to be waiting awhile. Wilder has his 9/26 fight then Povetkin. If he gets past Sasha he'll want to fight Wlad next. Get some journeymen lined up Shaw..

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