Michael Jennings (boxer)

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Michael Jennings
Weight(s) Welterweight
Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)
Reach 69 in (175 cm)
Nationality British
Born (1977-09-09) 9 September 1977 (age 40)
Preston, England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 39
Wins 36
Wins by KO 17
Losses 3

Michael Jennings (born 9 September 1977) is a British former professional boxer. He is a former British, English, and WBU welterweight champion, as well as a world title challenger.

Professional career[edit]

Jennings turned with a 1st-round knockout of Tony Smith. Jennings was easily matched in his early fights, with victories over journeyman fighters such as Lee Molyneux, Brian Coleman and Paul Denton. In May, 2003, Jennings won his first title when he defeated Jimmy Gould for the minor WBU International welterweight title. On 1 October 2004, he won the English welterweight championship with a 5th round stoppage of Chris Saunders.

British Title[edit]

In July 2005, he won the vacant British welterweight title with a 1st-round knockout of Jimmy Vincent. On 25 October 2005, Jennings recovered from a 1st round knockdown to go on to defeat Bradley Pryce on points in a defence of his British title. In January 2006, Jennings lost the title via a close split decision defeat to Young Mutley in his second title defence. Following the defeat to Mutley, Jennings returned to the ring in September 2006 to knockout Slovakian Rastislav Kovac in 3 rounds.[1]

WBU title[edit]

On 7 April 2007, Jennings defeated Mehrdud Takaloo via a unanimous points decision to win the WBU welterweight title. The fight was held at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on the undercard of Joe Calzaghe's fight with Peter Manfredo Jr. On 2 February 2008, Jennings stopped Ross Minter, son of former World champion Alan Minter, in the 9th of a 12-round contest round en route to defending his WBU title.

Vs Miguel Cotto[edit]

On 21 February 2009 Jennings was defeated via 5th-round TKO by now four-time world champion Miguel Cotto for the vacant WBO Welterweight Title in New York's, Madison Square Garden.

Championships Held[edit]

  • British Weltwerweight title
  • English Welterweight title
  • WBU International Welterweight title

Notable Bouts[edit]

Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss England Kell Brook TKO 5 (12) 18 September 2010
Loss Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto TKO 5 (12), 2.36 21 February 2009 United States New York City, United States Lost fight for vacant WBO Welterweight title.
Win England Ross Minter KO 9 (12), 2.59 2 February 2008 England London, England Defended WBU Welterweight title.
Win Iran Mehrdud Takaloo Decision (unanimous) 12 7 April 2007 Wales Cardiff, Wales Won WBU Welterweight title.
Loss England Young Mutley Decision (Split) 12 28 January 2006 England Nottingham, England Lost British Welterweight title.
Win Wales Bradley Pryce Decision (unanimous) 12 25 October 2005 England Preston, England Defended British Welterweight title.
Win England Jimmy Vincent KO 1 (12), 3.10 16 July 2005 England Bolton, England Won vacant British Welterweight title.
Win England Chris Saunders TKO 5 (12) 1 October 2004 England Manchester, England Won BBBofC English welterweight title.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 June 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2010.  NY Daily News
Preceded by
Chris Saunders
BBBofC English Welterweight Champion
1 October 2004 – 10 December 2005
Succeeded by
Ross Minter
Preceded by
David Barnes
BBBofC British Welterweight Champion
16 July 2005 – 28 January 2006
Succeeded by
Young Mutley
Preceded by
Mehrdud Takaloo
WBU Welterweight Champion
7 April 2007 – 2008
Succeeded by