Wladimir Klitschko vs. Bryant Jennings Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 4/25/15
Boxing: Saturday, April 25, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Madison Square Garden, New York City)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Wladimir Klitschko and Bryant Jennings will fight Saturday night at Madison Square Garden for the heavyweight championship.
Klitschko enters the fight as the overwhelming favorite considering he hasn’t lost since his 2004 fight against Lamon Brewster. Only Joe Louis has had a longer run as heavyweight champion than Klitschko. Klitschko has won 21 straight fights and very few of them go anywhere close to the distance. In fact, five of Klitschko’s last seven fights have gone no later than the sixth round. Klitschko is extremely powerful and has one of the better jabs boxing has ever seen. Klitschko is also a solid defender and uses his experience to capitalize on his opponent's mistakes. This is Klitschko’s first fight in America since he beat Sultan Ibragimov in 2008.
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Bryant Jennings is also an impressive fighter, as he brings in a 19-0 record that includes 10 knockouts. Jennings has put together this record in a little over five years and truly deserves this shot to take down the champ. While Klitschko has the experience advantage, Jennings has a three-inch longer reach that certainly gives him the upper-hand in his counters. Overall, Jennings is a patient fighter who prefers a defensive style and wearing down his opponent over time. Jennings is in great shape and comes into this matchup extremely confident considering he has yet to lose a match. This will be Jenning’s third straight fight at Madison Square Garden.
This fight is interesting because while Klitschko is the bigger name and the monster favorite, Jennings is undefeated and has a swagger about him that could lead to an interesting fight. Also, Jennings should be the crowd favorite not only because he’s the underdog, but he’s from Philly and fighting in his backyard.
While Klitschko is likely going to win, you could do a lot worse than throwing a little something on Jennings to pull off the upset. After all, there’s no value on the heavyweight champ with odds of -1500.
Here’s to a Saturday night rooting for an upset and history made in the boxing world.