Undefeated heavyweight boxer Bryant Jennings has signed to Roc Nation Sports. Jennings is scheduled to fight for the world championship on April 25th on HBO at Madison Square Garden against Wladimir Klitschko. The deal for the fight had been agreed to a few weeks ago, but the deal was paused when Gary Shaw who was then Jennings’ promoter, sold his company to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports before the agreements were signed. Once Roc Nation took over, the agency wanted to renegotiate aspects of the deal other than the money, and it took time to sort out.
Jennings was interviewed by HitFirstBoxing.com (interview published on January 10th) sitting alongside Jay Z at the first Roc Nation Sports “Throne Boxing” event, and had the following to say about signing with Roc Nation Sports: “ It’s a wonderful feeling, everybody played a part in it, we did great, it’s a good thing. It’s that next step, it’s the next level.” When asked about how long it took for negotiations to sign his contract with Roc Nation, Jennings said that at the time of the interview “Everything is in the works, you know how business runs, things don’t happen overnight anyway, so we do a lot of talking, we do a lot of introduction . . . there’s no real time limit on how things happen, it was in the process for a while and you know we made it happen.”
Jennings never put on a pair of gloves until January 2009 and currently has a 19-0 record to date. Jennings is 30 years old and a Philadelphia, PA native.