Jennings aint that!Posted June 19, 2013 11:58 pm
Jennings got clipped good by Toupou! Knockdown if I ever saw one! The fiscoe cant take sucsessive body punches also, Collins went the distance in Newark!Posted June 19, 2013 11:56 pm
Jennings can be had with body punches! See Steve Collins in Newark! Toupou knocked him down and the ref called it some bogus slip!Posted June 19, 2013 2:27 pm
Jennings was already knocked down by Toupou! Jennings cannot take body punches repeatedly in the fact that Steve Collins had taken him to the distance in Newark!Posted June 19, 2013 2:15 pm
Boxing has had it’s strongest global revenue years since the Klitschko Bros have been winning world championships…
The heavyweight division has been heating up hotter than ever before on a global scale… Bryant Jennings is the new darling of American Heavyweight Boxing… Every division in Boxing is prospering and challenges are being hurled back and forth across the pond.
It’s a great climate.. If you don’t believe me talk to Oscar De La Hoya.Posted June 18, 2013 6:23 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
truth, I don’t get the patriotism when it comes to who the heavyweight champ is. I was just fine when Lennox was the champ, I just wanted to see his fights. The Klits are good people, but boring as hell to watch. HBO who is in it for the money even gave up on them, that says something right there. They would be great examples, but their cautious styles and Wlad’s retreating style just doesn’t do it for most fans. It seems the best thing to ever happen to MMA is the Klitschko rein. While they are raking in the bucks, the rest of the sport has taken a hit…Posted June 18, 2013 11:32 am
Americas hope lies in Wladimar getting old or retiring. Hes creeping up there at 37 and would be slowing except hes always in great shape and hasn’t been hurt in years. I hope he retires so America can get back in the picture and quit crying.Posted June 18, 2013 6:51 am
Fedesov is a good fighter that will be back . He’s a really good solid heavyweight that will beat a lot of the guys in the division will the proper training he has a great chin and a huge heart which can’t be taught the rest canPosted June 17, 2013 11:20 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
Jennings is a modern day Marvis Frazier…Posted June 17, 2013 10:34 pm
Jenning has great focus, discipline, and time management skills… Part of the reason he’s kept his day job is he likes an extremely tight schedule.. He’s loves to be productive and that’s one of the qualities Manny Pacquiao showed from and extremely early age in the Phillipines.. Manny keeps his hands involved in TOO much stuff–but he’s just one of those guys who needs to be productive for 16 hours.
Jennings is the same way. Extremely focused on whatever he’s doing at the moment.Posted June 17, 2013 2:04 pm
If Jennings moves up, it will likely be against anothe heavy featured on NBC, maybe Cunningham or Adamek. These are small heavyweights hovering around the top ten and active in the Noetheast.
There is much to like about Jennings. He stays in shape, stays active and gives the fans a good fight. He boxes, but does not run and clutch. Of course, he is meeting B level fighters. He has had less than 20 fights himself. He has not padded his record with the usual no hope victims. I think you will see him in with other heavies recently shown on NBC, like Cunningham or, perhaps, Adamek. These are step up fights that make sense of the network and for Jennings. I think he will avoid the top men for now, and he should probably avoid Malik Scott, who can make anyone look bad.Posted June 17, 2013 8:32 am
I’ve been hearing alot about Kovalev and have watched a few of his fights, he certainly has power, anytime you can hurt a guy with a punch that is partially blocked you know the guy has heavy hands, would be interesting to him against some a level guys, B-hop would be interesting, if anything Kovaleve would be taken into deeper waters then he is used to. I would like to see how that chin of Hopkins stands up to his punches and vise versa I guess, Hopkins does have that sneaky straight right followed by the head combo lol..Posted June 16, 2013 6:40 pm
It’s Me, Ernie
Not enough pop from BY-BY’s shots and he looks like he has to think too hard in there before he executes any offense…Posted June 16, 2013 3:46 pm
Jennings is as good as his opponents and his recent opponent he pretty much proved he can beat up a good B fighter who does not move his hesd and is there to be hit.Bryant is the new Eddie Chambers.half way decent power,and fast hands and good defensive skills.Posted June 16, 2013 10:40 am
Jennings could use a decent step-up now. I also wonder his lack of size and he dosent seem to have great power,if thats going to hurt him down the road…time will tell.Posted June 16, 2013 8:08 am
Can’t believe the hype over Kovalev.
Big puncher – average boxer with awful D. Hops takes this mug to school.Posted June 16, 2013 8:04 am
Jennings is certainly the best American prospect out there, with maybe only more established fighters such as Thompson and Banks ahead of him. He is certainly a level or two above Wilder, Hanks and Scott, none of whom seem to want to take a real challenge. Time for Jennings to move up a notch now though.Posted June 16, 2013 6:25 am
As for Kovalev, dude has sublime skills and cracking power. Expect all the belt holders to duck him as long as they can. Cleverly or Bhop is next they say. I’ll believe it when I see it.Posted June 16, 2013 4:24 am
Boytsov had a series of injuries that led to long layoffs. But fact is he should not be blasting out dudes with 9-2 records.Posted June 16, 2013 4:23 am
That Denis Boystov won tonight. What happened to him. Bad promotion? Signed with the wrong Jew?Posted June 15, 2013 10:29 pm
“BTW…one more item…..who wants to be rewarded by having to face a Kiltcho? That is a death sentence.”
Well said! REWARDED WITH A DEATH SENTENCE…Nothing to be happy about!
I want to see PULEV/WILDER/JENNINGS-FURY. Make it happen please!Posted June 15, 2013 10:08 pm
Bryant Jennings is OK but I find him small & his power is average to compete with the big boys. I think Wilder take him out with the first big shot he lands.Posted June 15, 2013 9:27 pm
Kovalev might be too strong for BHops at this stage but a fight with Adonis would be interesting because Superman can take anybody out with a single shot.Posted June 15, 2013 9:21 pm
Pavlik and dejected and disinterested going into that fight because Top Rank and (especially) HBO forced him into that fight. The whole thing made him more one dimensional than usual and seemed to be the fight that started to sour Kelly on the fight game, turning him into just a talent looking for a payday. Kovalev WANTS this fight against this “leg end” Hopkins. I think he must have meant “bell end” when he was talking about B-Hop.Posted June 15, 2013 9:06 pm
Hopkins doesn’t have the speed to counter Kovalev nor is as strong as he was to mug his way out of Kovalev’s heavy hands. He should be smart and retire before he’s mandated to fight Kovalev. At best, Hopkins fakes another backache like against Dawson or acts as if he was hit so hard below the belt his balls fell off like against Calzaghe that somehow he manages a NC over a TKO to Sergei.Posted June 15, 2013 9:00 pm
Kovalev will end Hopkins career by knockout. Despite Bernard’s skills, he will take the greatest beating of his career.Posted June 15, 2013 4:40 pm
Called both stoppage wins in my forecast ofjennings and kovalev. But I also think that call was obvious to most of us. I said kovalev would skull crush stoppage. Kovalev is always so relentless and brutal. Love watching kovalev. I’m gonna try to catch up on some ggg and mathyse tape this weekend. I think these 3 r in a league of their own. Boxing is filled with talent right now almost everywhere you look. Wonderful time to be a boxing fan. Looking forward to kovalevs continued destruction of all who will step. Adonis, hopkins, cloud, dawson, ward. COME ALL! To the skull crushing show that is serg kovalev.Posted June 15, 2013 4:17 pm
Harry you just foolish american who not know real boxingPosted June 15, 2013 3:30 pm
BTW- these fights on NBC and seeing HW that are actually fun to watch and can move takes me back to the days when I fell in love with the sport. Old school in the best way possible.Posted June 15, 2013 3:30 pm
You have to like what you see from Jennings. He’s in tremendous shape, he moves well, has great combinations, has shown a good chin and, like Tark says, he’s fighting tough guys and looking good besting them. I would love to see him fighting Tyson Fury and see how he handles the big boys.Posted June 15, 2013 3:27 pm
He’s not going to fight Wladimir tomorrow of course…
And he’s keeping his day job — at least until he knocks off Banks, Wilder, or another top American or international heavyweight such as Tyson Fury… He would go into a full time training camp for a Klitschko fight. That would not be until after another year or 2 of development.
It doesn’t happen overnight … and it sure as Hell didn’t for Wladimir.Posted June 15, 2013 2:50 pm
good post by tark on the heavyweights.
Gotta like Jennings, but the talent level between Fedosov and W-Klit is massive and it’s highly unlikely that Bryant has the skill set to overcome the Ukrainian, at least from what I saw last night.Posted June 15, 2013 1:34 pm
Jennings is the best American heavyweight right now… He is being matched tough … and he’s winning big.
Wilder is being pampered. Mitchell is being matched very tough … and he paying for it.. Hanks isn’t fighting anybody interesting.
Bryant should call out the winner of Seth Mitchell vs Jonathon Banks II.. Tyson Fury is also one his radar and a showdown with Deontay Wilder would be a monster heavyweight attraction.
As heavyweight contenders, I would rank only Pulev and Haye ahead of Jennings right now. Things are heating up and getting interesting. We’ll see some great heavyweight fights over the next 2 or 3 years involving the current crop of heavyweight contenders — who are all looking to knock off Wladimir. But the best fghts will be between these contenders.Posted June 15, 2013 12:34 pm
BTW…one more item…..who wants to be rewarded by having to face a Kiltcho? That is a death sentence.Posted June 15, 2013 11:15 am
BHOP can train with ease for this Russian guy. Hopkins is like Floyd, he can pot shot you and make you gun shy. He can also tie you up and slip a nice elbow or head on you to keep you awake.
Jennings did very well but his footing will create issues going forward. I think he fought a smart fight with a very aggressive but non moving target. The guys walked him down all night but paid for it in the end.Posted June 15, 2013 11:12 am
Arturo was special…..that was Iron Mike style bro. I will keep an eye on this kid as I am curious as to how he will do in a fight longer than 19 seconds.Posted June 15, 2013 11:06 am
I like kovalev’s mentality, but Hopkins is laughing at this guy. He’ll slip and smother kovalev’s punches and batter him for the remainder of the fight.Posted June 15, 2013 10:56 am
Not sure what to think about Jennings. Seems pretty good,but who knows? He fought a guy that walked at him all night. The Russian fellow was very tough, but had almost no mobility and T-Rex arms. I also think Jennings lucked out busting that eye. Looked like it was getting in his head that his opponent kept taking everything he had and coming for more.Posted June 15, 2013 9:49 am
Just watched the Kovalev fight. This guy is throwing bombs from the first second like there’s no tomorrow. But how long can he hold this up? I guess 5, 6 rounds max. So Hopkins would have to stay on his bike for about 5 rounds before trying to win the other 7 rounds for a close UD. Hm… Hopkins is clever and extremely experienced, so if he can stay away from all these nukes flying into his direction for the first couple of rounds, he could pull this off.Posted June 15, 2013 9:28 am
Jennings is pretty good. Needs a couple more notable wins. The Banks/Mitchell winner, Wilder or Fury would be decent matches, but let’s face it, Wladimir Klitschko would hardly be shaking in his boots at the prospect of taking on Bryant Jennings.
Don’t get me wrong, I actually like Nathan Cleverly. I think he has some very good boxing ability. He has good hand speed, puts combination together well, and seems to pretty solid in regards to the fundamentals.
That being said, I have been sorely let down by the level of opposition he continually fights. Whereas Kovalev has been thrown in with guys like Campillo before even mentioning a title shot.
I am not the kind of guy to get overly excited about a fighter. However Kovalev is one of two fighters out there (the other being Golovkin) that I think may have that little something special in them.
The way Kovalev comes out swinging for the fences is truly unique in this day and age. From the opening second of the very first round he is throwing bombs. He controlled aggression actually reminds me of Marvin Hagler.
Back to Cleverly, he is good. However I just think that this Kovalev kid may very well be something special. I want to see Kovalev fight Hopkins.Posted June 15, 2013 9:11 am
WOW Kovalev is a beast. Hopkins is a deadman if he fights Sergey. Probably the best lightheavyweight in the world.
Jennings is good, I mean real good. want to see him against a BIG heavyweight like that FURY punk boy. Make it happen please!!!!Posted June 15, 2013 8:32 am
the voice of reason
squared circle – what the f*** are you talking about man? youre calling fedosov a tin can and a punching bag??! do you know anything about boxing my friend? obviously not. Man, the ‘opinions’ on this site make me despair for mankindPosted June 15, 2013 7:19 am
Squared-Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)
Nathan Cleverly is a really talented boxer, and although he has a slight height and reach advantage over Sergey Kovalev, he doesn’t have nearly enough power to keep “the Krusher” off of him. I think NC only has a 40-some-perecent KO ratio, whereas SK has about 87%. In addition, NC’s level of competition up to this point has been a little questionable.
Prediction: If NC gives SK a shot at his WBO title, he will LOSE it by stoppage in the middle rounds. SK is coming, people! Real talk.Posted June 15, 2013 7:09 am
Rob We will see bring it on !!!Posted June 15, 2013 6:35 am
Cleverly will be severely violated if he fights Kovalev. They are in two different classes. Adonis is far too basic and one dimensional to pose a threat to Kovalev. Of course Adonis has power, and as a result would have a puncher’s chance. But I would pick Kovalev to stop Adonis in the middle rounds. Somewhere between 7-9.Posted June 15, 2013 6:11 am
Cleverly time for Kovalev i would take Cleverly to win to prove that he’s the divisions best !!!Posted June 15, 2013 6:01 am
Squared-Circle (a.k.a. LionKing)
Nice win for Jennings, but he needs to fight a contender before thinking he deserves a shot at K2. Smashing tin cans and punching bags ain’t gonna cut it. Jennings should start with Mitchell, Banks or Wilder then work his way up to fighting a top-ten contender.
“Krusher” Kovalev is the REAL DEAL and is now Ole Popkins’ mandatory. Will Popkins duck or risk getting KTFO at his retirement party? That is the question.
If Popkins ducks Kovalev… Cloud, Pascal or Adonis better step-up. Something tells me that Adonis is the only one crazy enough to want a fight with Kova, but he badly WANTS Ward. Popkins is #2 on Adonis’ wish list.Posted June 15, 2013 5:27 am
congrats to jennings.Posted June 15, 2013 3:44 am