"I just think that it was a very ugly fight. It was boring and a bad looking fight. I didn't think that Klitschko had to hold the whole night. I didn't think Povetkin was trying to get out of that hold...I know I can do better than that...America hasn't seen a heavyweight champion in years, so we want this person to be everything. I know I got big shoes to fill already, but I know I'm capable of filling those shoes because I have the full marketability. They want the look, the attitude, the body, and the face; they want it all. I just think I can be that complete package and I know I could be the face of something," stated undefeated heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings, who discussed his future plans and shared his thoughts on the recent heavyweight title fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin. Check it out!
PC: You recently signed with Gary Shaw. Congratulations on the move. What made you make the move?
BJ: Well, me and my past promoter had some differences, so we had to part ways.
PC: What was it about Gary Shaw that made you sign with him, and did you put yourself on the market or did you keep it under wraps for the most part?
BJ: We didn't even really put it out there. We chose from two and it was pretty much a relationship thing. We took what we set out to look for and then we narrowed it down and we ended up going with Gary Shaw.
PC: How soon can we expect you in the ring, my man?
BJ: Well, shit, I'm ready at any time, so I can't really answer that question, but just know that I will be ready at any time.
PC: The fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin really didn't live up to any expectation that some had of it. What were your thoughts on the fight?
BJ: I just think that it was a very ugly fight. It was boring and a bad looking fight. I didn't think that Klitschko had to hold the whole night. I didn't think Povetkin was trying to get out of that hold. I don't know how hard that may be to get out of that type of move because I ain't in the fight and I was on the outside looking in, but I think there were some things that should have took place to get that guy to stop holding you like that.
PC: So you feel as though there were some opportunities that Povetkin just didn't capitalize on to get maybe some body work or inside work done?
BJ: Yeah! That's the thing that keeps me on my grind. They telling me that I should chill and I don't belong there, and then you got shit that look like that. Man, how the hell you want me to keep calm when you got things that look like that? It's like, man, I know I can do better than that.
PC: You only fought once this year, which I'm sure you weren't happy with, but have you been in the gym or just taking it easy?
BJ: I still been in the gym. I been on this no meat diet. I eat a lot of fish and stuff like that, but I stepped away from a lot of the chicken and the turkey right now; a lot of the processed meats. I'm going to get back into it, but right now, it's a focused thing. But when I get back into it, it's going to be a lot of organic food and no fast food. I just can't go for it. A lot of this stuff is processed and it actually makes you feel different when you eat certain foods. Since I haven't ate meat, I feel much lighter and I'm not as tired as I usually be in the middle of the day. Right after you eat chicken, you will feel sleepy, and now that I'm not eating it, I don't even feel that way. I haven't dropped a pound, so everything is straight. I feel good with it so far. Of course I stay in shape; I do a little bit. I take myself to a certain limit every now and then. I am in and out of the gym, but it's calculated, so I'm good on the shape tip.
PC: At the end of the day, what do you feel like is going to be the attribute that separates you from the rest of these heavyweights?
BJ: My complete skills and my marketability. You not only have to have skills now, you have to be marketable. If there is a person that may be quiet or shy or can't really take the crowd, it's like, "Oh my God," you can't be a bore. America hasn't seen a heavyweight champion in years, so we want this person to be everything. I know I got big shoes to fill already, but I know I'm capable of filling those shoes because I have the full marketability. They want the look, the attitude, the body, and the face; they want it all. I just think I can be that complete package and I know I could be the face of something.
PC: And you are from Philly!
BJ: And I'm from Philly and we hold our own and do what we do and we know how to represent.
PC: Congrats again on the signing and I hope we get a busier Bryant Jennings as far as the amount of times we see you in that ring. Is there anything you want to say in closing?
BJ: I'd like to thank all of my supporters. I appreciate the love always. I'm getting recognition on social sites as if I just fought last month and that's always a good thing. These guys aren't doing anything to make people forget me in my inactivity; no real newcomers that's up, nobody that's real promising or anything like that. I'm still in the talks, so I appreciate all of the fans for keeping the name alive during my inactivity and in my absence, so I appreciate all that. I want everybody to know that I'm here and coming back strong and it's gonna be like I never left!
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