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Michael Jennings vs. Gary McMillan on 3/12: Does anyone care about this fight?

By Scott Gilfoid: Former Kell Brook and Miguel Cotto victim, Michael Jennings (26-3, 17 KO’s) will be returning to the ring on March 12th to take on the inexperienced Gary McMillan 11-2-1, 2 KO’s) in a 12 round bout in a British welterweight title eliminator bout in the Braehead Arena, in Glasgow, Scotland. Jennings, 33, has lost two out of his last four fights, getting stopped by Brook and Cotto in both losses. Jennings looked horrible in both fights, and failed to slow his opponents down with his lack of power.

Incredibly, Jennings was ranked high by the WBO at the time that Cotto drilled him into the canvas in a 5th round TKO win in February 2009. Before that fight, Jennings and fought almost exclusively domestic level opponents. The lack of experience against world class opposition turned around and bit Jennings on the backside, as he looked like a flaccid amateur running around the ring against Cotto. It was like watching a track star running from a wild bull. Jennings hand no chance and merely hung around for awhile until Cotto caught up with him and took him out with some power shots. Jennings looked bad against Brook and was getting torn apart in the corner when the fight was thankfully stopped. Depending on if McMillan has any power or not, he might be able to do the same thing against Jennings if he turns up the head and goes head hunting or lands to the body like Cotto did.

I never even hear of McMillan before. He lost three fights ago to someone by the name of Gary Young in a failed attempt to win the vacant BBBofC Scottish Area welterweight title. A lot of McMillan’s wins in the past have come against fighter with losing records. I guess this means that Jennings might actually win this fight. Oh joy.

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