On Saturday night, the true heavyweight champion of the world, Wladimir Klitschko, returns to the United States after seven long years as he faces undefeated contender Bryant Jennings at the mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden.
Boasting a collection of title belts, Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 54 KOs) from Kiev, Ukraine, and now residing in Miami, takes on Philadelphia’s undefeated Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round championship contest. Long dominating the heavyweight division, three-time champ Klitschko won his first title belt in March 2001.
Wladimir Klitschko vs. Bryant Jennings, 12 rounds, for Klitschko’s IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight title
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But no matter how he does it, Jennings, from Philadelphia, believes he will become the heavyweight champion of the world on Saturday, April 25, at Madison Square Garden in New York. World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko defends his IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO, and RING titles against Bryant Jennings on Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The champ’s dominance in the ring has made him an overwhelming favorite. At Bovada.lv, Klitschko has been given -1400 betting odds to hold onto his title. Jennings’ odds come in at +750.
The 6-foot-6 Ukrainian boasts a 63-3-0 record heading into the bout against Jennings, who is 19-0 since taking up boxing six years ago. He has a sterling championship bout record of 24-2 and is on a 21-fight victory streak since his loss to Lamon Brewster in April 2004. At one point he and his now-retired brother, Vitali, concurrently held every major heavyweight championship belt between them.
But the 30-year-old challenger from Philadelphia is not impressed by Klitschko’s accomplishments and plans on starting a new reign.