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Bryant Jennings prepares to enter the Joe Joyce dimension

Risky Jennings match can pay off for Joe Joyce, writes Daniel Herbert
Joe Joyce
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JOE JOYCE continues his accelerated learning curve when he tackles Bryant Jennings in an intriguing 12-rounder on the Daniel Dubois vs Nathan Gorman undercard at the O2 on Saturday (July 13).

No title is attached (at the time of writing), but it’s a step up in competition for the Olympic silver medallist, with Philadelphia’s Jennings having gone the distance against Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight title.

That was in April 2015, since when Jennings has lost twice more – both before the final bell, when Cuba’s Luis Ortiz stopped him in seven rounds (December 2015) and Colombia’s Oscar Rivas halted him in the 12th and final round in January. Rivas was Jennings’ most recent fight and saw the American fall apart under fire after a slow-paced affair.