The world heavyweight championship will be at stake when champion Wladimir Klitschko defends his title against American Bryant Jennings. Wladimir Klitschko vs Bryant Jennings Odds for the Saturday April 25th bout from Madison Square Garden have Klitschko as -1610 betting favorite with the even expert boxing predictions on both fighters. Klitschko, 63-3, 53 KO’s, most recently dismissed a weak challenge from contender Kubrat Pulev in a 5th round knockout win. The Roc Nation Sports promoted Jennings, 19-0, 10 KO’s, has moved up the ranks quickly and is coming off a split-decision win over big-punching contender Mike Perez. Can Jennings give the seemingly invincible champion Klitschko a test? Our expert boxing predictions analyst broke down this heavyweight fight for the W.B.O. W.B.A. and I.B.F. titles. Wladimir Klitschko vs Bryant Jennings Odds have Jennings as a +900 underdog (Bet $100 to win $900) at SPORTSBOOK.ag
Expert Boxing Predictions Analysis: The massive 6’5″ “Dr. Steelhammer” Klitschko is a stand-up European boxer with an anvil heavy left-jab. Klitschko has achieved a Mike Tyson-esque type of invincibility with his brutal knockouts over undersized, overmatched opponents. Wlad is a cerebral fighter that makes excellent use of distance with pinpoint timing and precise footwork. Klitschko has huge power in both gloves and his combinations are accurate, fast and explosive. Klitschko is difficult to hit with his excellent use of distance but his chin is only above-average. Klitschko doesn’t deal with pressure well and has been susceptible to cuts in the past. Wladimir Klitschko vs Bryant Jennings Odds give Jennings a 7% chance of winning
The ripped 6’2 1/2″ Philadelphia pug “By-By” Jennings is a classic boxer/puncher with a huge wingspan, good conditioning and a steely beard. Jennings might be the only opponent that Klitschko has faced with an arm length within an inch of the giant Ukrainian, Bryant (26 1/2″) Klitschko (27″). The Philly pug is a natural athlete with quick feet, a long stiff jab and a tight fundamental defense. Jennings is versatile with the ability to fight at range or bang inside with short uppercuts and hooks. At times, Jennings appears a little stiff and unsure of himself and has been hurt before despite having never been dropped. Jennings is still a work in progress that is still developing his natural boxing instincts.
ESPN2 News Bottom Line: Jennings is the only opponent our staff can think of that has an arm-length as close to Klitschko. Our experts like Klitschko to win by knockout because Jennings will show heart and come to win. Jennings bravery will be his downfall as the far more polished Klitschko will take him apart and eventually put him on ice. Betting Klitschko at -1600 moneyline is a little rich so look for the Klitschko by KO prop that should be somewhere around -400. We expect Wladimir to KO Jennings somewhere around the 4th round.
Expert Boxing Predictions Play : Wladimir Klitschko by KO -400 at SPORTSBOOK.ag
Rounds Boxed: 334
Best Punch: Straight Right
Style: Distance Fighter
Ht. 6’2 1/2″
Rounds Boxed: 102
Best Punch: Left Hook
Style: Basic Boxer/Puncher
Klitschko vs Jennings Skill Ratings
Cuts/Injury: Jennings +1
Political Connections: Klitschko +1