The boxing world came to Lincoln, Nebraska Saturday night for a very big fight as undefeated Terrance Crawford took on undefeated Julius Indongo in a Super Lightweight title unification fight.
Before that fight, the undercard featured Philadelphia’s own heavyweight Bryant Jennings and his returns to the ring for the first time in 22 months. Jennings came in with a 19-2 record (10 KOs), with his last fight back in December 2015 when he lost to Luis Ortiz by TKO. It was also his first fight fighting for Top Rank, which he signed back in June. He said it was a team decision to sign with the promotions group.
His opponent, Daniel Martz, entered battle with Jennings with a 15-4-1 record (12 KOs) and was coming off a TKO Win over Arthur Saribekian back in November 2016.
Both fighters would have some good shots in the first round as a feeling out process. But early in the second round, Jennings would catch Martz with good right hand that would send him to the canvas. Jennings kept the pressure on and Martz would fall again, just 30 seconds later. Jennings finished Martz by dropping him for a third time in the second round and the referee ended the fight at 2:18 into the round.
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Even though he fought in Nebraska, Jennings would love to have another fight back in his hometown of Philadelphia.
“For sure, that is no doubt.”
You can follow Jennings on Twitter at @BYJennings.