Philly heavyweight Bryant Jennings wins by knockout in 35 seconds

Posted: September 09, 2012

North Philadelphia's Bryant Jennings scored a 35-second knockout to stay undefeated on Saturday afternoon with a win over Chris Koval at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

The 27-year-old heavyweight (15-0, 7 KOs) scored two quick knockdowns, which prompted the referee to stop the bout. Jennings connected with a left for his first knockdown and followed up with a right hook for the winner.

Philadelphia's Steve Cunningham, 36, made his heavyweight debut with a unanimous decision over Jason Gavern.

In the early rounds, Cunningham (25-4, 12 KOs) used his athleticism from his cruiserweight career to lure in Gavern before utilizing a strong counter attack. As the fight waned on, Cunningham controlled the pace of the bout by visibly wearing down Gavern.

Earlier on the card, Philadelphia's Karl Dargan stayed undefeated (11-0, 6 KOs) with a fourth-round technical knockout of Jesse Carradine. Dargan opened the bout with a first-round knockdown.


Contact staff writer Matt Breen at mbreen@phillynews.com or on Twitter @matt_breen.

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