Jennings Blasts Koval in 35 Seconds

Jennings is now 15-0 with seven knockouts (Photo by Carlos Suarez,

Philadelphia Heavyweight Remains Undefeated

An outstanding 2012 continued for undefeated Philadelphia heavyweight Bryant “By-By” Jennings (15-0, 7 KOs) on Saturday afternoon at Prudential Center, absolutely dismantling Chris Koval (25-10, 18 KOs) in just 35 seconds. That time span was all it took for Jennings to drop Koval twice in this outing, which was his fourth victory of the year.

“I came prepared, and that’s what happens when you come prepared,” Jennings said of the destruction.

From the opening bell of this bout, the unbeaten native from the City of Brotherly Love came out throwing his lead left jab, and it became clear that he was setting up a game plan that came to fruition almost instantly. After Koval saw the left jab fired in his direction a few times, he began to anticipate it, and that is why he never saw it coming when Jennings led a combination with a vicious overhand right. After that shot landed right on the button to wobble the Ohio boxer, Jennings followed up with a hard left hook that sent him flailing to the canvas. The knockdown came just 15 seconds into the first frame.

After Koval stumbled back to his feet, the two fighters walked to meet in the center of the ring. Once he set his feet, Jennings blasted his opposition with a three-punch combination that ended on another perfectly placed left hook. That would be all it took for referee David Francois to decide he had seen enough, and he waved off the bout as Jennings basically yawned on his way back to his corner.

The victory chalks up another knockout onto the resume of Jennings, who has truly emerged as a top heavyweight prospect since headlining a Main Events show in January of this year in Philadelphia, a night that saw him decision Maurice Byarm. At the post-fight press conference on Saturday, he emphatically stated that he was doing all he could to get on a September 21st Main Events card at Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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