Atlantic City, N.J.-8/18/2018- Every now and then we get a really good heavyweight fight but more likely we get what we got last night. Philly’s Bryant Jennings (23-2-13K) faced 6’7” damn near 300 lbs, Alexander Dimitrenko (41-3-26K). This looked like two glaciers, trudging around the ring, grabbing and mauling each other. This was more like a damn wrestling match. Jennings eventually scored a ninth round k.o., after dropping the Russian giant four times. Now on the surface, a fight with that many droops should be exciting, right? Wrong. Jennings too, was dropped in the fourth but from a right hand behind the left ear. Damn near a rabbit punch. Before the fight, the commentators WARNED us about how much HOUND Alexander had in him, having quit a few times in the past. In fact, on the times he was dropped by Jennings, he seemed undecided about how much fighting he really was interested in doing. He was dropped twice in the eighth from clubbing shots from Jennings and pummeled about the ring, offering hardly much resistance. In the ninth, while tied up, Jennings connected with a hard right uppercut, sitting Big D on his Russian rump. Without even bothering to count, the ref, who’d been harassing Dimitrenko all night, quickly waived things off. It was ridiculous. Hell, we’d already been subjected to this sloth match for eight rounds, why stop it NOW?
This fight was so boring, most times, the cameras were on HOF heavyweight champ, Lennox Lewis who was having anxiety attacks rooting for Jennings all night. This was made worse because there were only two fights aired over the two hour slot. Then again, given the ‘competitiveness’ of the first fight, maybe we should consider ourselves lucky. Instead of showing us more fights, we were subjected to talk, talk, talk and MORE talk from the commentators. Jennings is still in the hunt for a title shot. I think Dominic Breazealle can beat THIS guy.
Speaking of the co feature, some guy named Mike Gavronski who SOMEHOW found 24 people he could beat. His (24-2-1D-15K) proves that numbers DO lie. Even commentator Andre Ward said, “this guy had no business in the ring with Philly’s Jessie Hart” (24-0-20K). It was a JOKE, every time Hart came CLOSE to landing a shot, this guy somehow found himself on the floor. He was just stumbling around the ring like he’d just gotten off one of those rides in A.C. Gavronsk was so sloppy, Hart caught the fever and didn’t look a helluva’ lot better, at times. Staggered three times in the first round due to his lack of professional skills, I don’t see how he lasted until he was stopped in the third round. Hart is seeking a rematch with Ramirez and says he’s not interested in a fight with David Benavidez, ONLY Ramirez. I know damn WELL he doesn’t wanna’ see Benavidez, in Philly or anyplace ELSE. All in all, not a good night at the fights, hell. Even those local fights on ESPN were better than this crap.