Jennings comes back to win in nine
Bryan Jennings turned in another workman like performance with his thrilling victory over Alexander Dimitrenko.
Early on, Jennings looked to establish his jab while Dimitrenko looked to land counter right-hands and establish a jab of his own.
Jennings started to gain control with his bodywork. However, in round 4, the Russian landed a counter right-hand over a lunging jab and scored a knockdown.
The Philadelphia native recovered by using his superior footwork and constant pressure. In addition, he excelled at baiting his 6”7 opponent into mistakes.
Dimitrenko was unable to land his right-hand counter-punch again and eventually succumbed to the body shots.
Consequently, he was dropped with a left-hand in the eighth round.
Jennings immediately pressed his opponent with a barrage of body and head shots, knocking him down again.
Matters were finally settled with a savage uppercut. However, some sitting ringside felt the referee should’ve let the fight continue as Dimitrenko rose very quickly.
Jennings improves to 24-2 with 18 knockouts and will look to position himself for a title shot very soon.
By: Corey Cunningham