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Published On: Wed, Jan 21st, 2015

Klitschko to fight Jennings in New York

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World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has announced his first fight in the United States for seven years.

The 38-year-old Ukrainian will defend his IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO belts against unbeaten 30-year-old Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden on 25 April.

The bout will be Klitschko’s first fight since November, when he knocked out Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev.

Klitschko said: “It will be a tough challenge but I am especially happy to be fighting in New York again.”

Jennings has won all of his 19 fights, 10 by knockout.

Klitschko has 63 career wins, with three losses – his last loss coming against Lamon Brewster 11 years ago – and he has been world champion for nine years, two fewer than American great Joe Louis who holds the record.

Deontay Wilder holds the WBC world title belt after he beat Canadian Bermane Stiverne on points in Las Vegas on Saturday.

 

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