Well, as expected, Wladimir Klitschko retains heavyweight crown. He won via scores of 118-109, 116-111 and 116-111 at the historic Madison Square Garden, New York on Saturday night.
Klitschko (64-3, 53 KO’s) used his long left arm in a form of a jab to put Bryant Jennings where he wanted. His left jab not only serves as a potent offensive weapon but also serves as defensive arsenal to hold Jennings. And again, the piston-like left jab of Klitschko leads him to victory.
Many believed that Klitscko would wipe out Jennings. Basically, a prediction based on Wlad’s impressive performance against Kubrat Pulev. Because of that Jennings, proved something on Saturday night. He’s a tough neophyte.
But being tough is not enough. Jennings (19-1, 10 KO’s) I think, did not explore all the possibilities to win. I mean, going until the final bell is not the same as finding a way to win.
While Klitschko, did not come out the way most of boxing fans expected. I expected him to use more of his right hand and to use his left hand, not just a jab, but as a check hook. But I didn’t see any of those. His right hands were almost holstered the entire night.
To make my recap precise, let me describe in the words I read on twitter: Klitschko did not attempt to finish Jennings. Jennings did not attempt to win.