UPDATE: Wladimir Klitschko defeated Bryant Jennings via Unanimous Decision!
Wladimir Klitschko vs. Bryant Jennings
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Here's the review of Wladimir Klitschko as he fights for the first time outside of Germany since February 2008 when he defends his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles against 19-0 American Bryant Jennings. Klitschko last fought back in November as he defeated Kubrat Pulev, adding the Bulgarian fighter to an incredible list of boxers he has taken the undefeated record of which includes Alexander Povetkin, Francesco Pianeta, Mariusz Wach, Ruslan Chagaev, Sultan Ibragimov, Calvin Brock and Samuel Peter.
Jennings too has defeated previously undefeated opposition in his last two bouts, but Artur Szpilka and Mike Perez are hardly ideal barometers for taking on a champion who has reigned supreme for over a decade.
Klitschko-Jennings encompasses the traditional themes of boxing: the underdog Jennings (19-0, 10 knockouts) facing the long-reigning champion Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) from the Ukraine. It’s the former maintenance worker against the heavyweight king.
“Bryant is Rocky Balboa,” Klitschko said. “He’s from Philadelphia and someone who has pretty much the same story. He’s a top contender, and I can see the desire and will in the way he carries himself. It makes me believe the fight will be exciting. I think he’s going to come to win. This is his audience and his people. That’s something that’s going to push him.”
Jennings, 30, took up boxing only six years ago, but has quickly risen up the rankings to earn a title shot. His youth, speed, athleticism and stamina have been his biggest assets. Klitschko, who is 6-foot-6, weighed in at 241.6 pounds on Friday. Jennings, 6-foot-3, was at 226.8.
“There’s nothing easy against a guy who doesn’t get tired. That’s what somebody needs to tell Wladimir,” Jennings said.
Jennings has won all 19 of his fights - but Klitschko is also unbeaten in his last 19 bouts.
However, former maintenance worker Jennings said: "I've been confident from the beginning.
"I'm not intimidated. I know what he is in for. This is the life, boxing, that I signed up for."
This would be the greatest fight ever. Wladimir Klitschko vs Bryant Jennings will be aiming for total domination by Klitschko or total humiliation by Jennings. Whateverever the result, let's see when the two come in the ring!
Watch the replay: