Michael Jennings (boxer)
|Real name||Michael Jennings|
|Height||5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)|
9 September 1977 |
|Wins by KO||17|
Michael Jennings (born 9 September 1977 in Preston, England) is a professional boxer. He fought as a welterweight, and is a former British and World Boxing Union champion and a major world title challenger.
Jennings turned professional in May 1999 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.
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.
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
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.
- British Weltwerweight title
- English Welterweight title
- WBU International Welterweight title
|Loss||Kell Brook||TKO||5 (12)||18 September 2010|
|Loss||Miguel Cotto||TKO||5 (12), 2.36||21 February 2009||New York, USA||Lost fight for vacant WBO Welterweight title.|
|Win||Ross Minter||KO||9 (12), 2.59||2 February 2008||London, England||Defended WBU Welterweight title.|
|Win||Mehrdud Takaloo||Decision (unanimous)||12||7 April 2007||Cardiff, Wales||Won WBU Welterweight title.|
|Loss||Young Mutley||Decision (Split)||12||28 January 2006||Nottingham, England||Lost British Welterweight title.|
|Win||Bradley Pryce||Decision (unanimous)||12||25 October 2005||Preston, England||Defended British Welterweight title.|
|Win||Jimmy Vincent||KO||1 (12), 3.10||16 July 2005||Bolton, England||Won vacant British Welterweight title.|
|Win||Chris Saunders||TKO||5 (12)||1 October 2004||Manchester, England||Won BBBofC English welterweight title.|
- http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Michael+Jennings NY Daily News
|BBBofC English Welterweight Champion
1 October 2004 – 10 December 2005
|BBBofC British Welterweight Champion
16 July 2005 – 28 January 2006
|WBU Welterweight Champion
7 April 2007 – 2008