The world, or at least some of it, seems to be intrigued by Wladimir Klitschko’s latest title defence against current WBO International heavyweight titleholder Tyson Fury on Oct. 24.
Two of the tallest and most talented heavyweights in the division, Klitschko (6’6”) and Fury (6’9”), bring a combination of power and fine boxing abilities, which would seem like a terrific combination to the average fan.
Tha Boxing Voice’s Joshua Grayfer spoke with Klitschko’s most recent opponent Bryant Jennings to see his point of view. However, he was met with a somewhat disgruntled response.
“Everything to the world seems interesting. Sh– don’t really seem interesting to me. It really don’t. The game don’t really seem interesting to me,” Jennings said.
If boxing isn’t interesting to Jennings, could that explain his recent behavior?
Jennings had an opportunity to face the unbeaten Luis Ortiz on the undercard of Golovkin-Lemieux on Oct. 17 from the Madison Square Garden, but turned the offer down because he wanted more money.
Jennings did mention WBC World heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder as a bout that might garner some interest, but that bout seems unlikely.
“Me and Wilder may seem interesting, but most people make things interesting by keep mentioning it, keep saying it,” he added. “But there are fights that people don’t want to see that are really interesting and that people are scared to see because they are afraid a fighter might get into some hell.”
While fans may be disappointed that Wilder is defending his title against the unknown Johann Duhaupas his WBC title on Sept. 26, Jennings isn’t holding any grudges against Wilder.
“It is what it is. At the end of the day, it’s a business. These people got to understand and know what type of business I’m in. At the end of the day, I only please me.”
At this rate, it’s unlikely we will see Jennings back into the ring until 2016. If anything comes up, it’s not likely going to be a big name.