69 in (175 cm)
| 9 September 1977 (age 38)
Preston, England (1977-09-09) |Michael Jennings (boxer) Wikipedia
Michael Jennings (born 9 September 1977) is a British former professional boxer. He is a former British, English, and WBU welterweight champion, as well as a world title challenger.
Jennings turned professional in May 1999 with a 1st-round knockout of Tony Smith. Jennings was easily matched in his early fights, with victories over journeyman fighters such as Lee Molyneux, Brian Coleman and Paul Denton. In May, 2003, Jennings won his first title when he defeated Jimmy Gould for the minor WBU International welterweight title. On 1 October 2004, he won the English welterweight championship with a 5th round stoppage of Chris Saunders.
In July 2005, he won the vacant British welterweight title with a 1st-round knockout of Jimmy Vincent. On 25 October 2005, Jennings recovered from a 1st round knockdown to go on to defeat Bradley Pryce on points in a defence of his British title. In January 2006, Jennings lost the title via a close split decision defeat to Young Mutley in his second title defence. Following the defeat to Mutley, Jennings returned to the ring in September 2006 to knockout Slovakian Rastislav Kovac in 3 rounds.
On 7 April 2007, Jennings defeated Mehrdud Takaloo via a unanimous points decision to win the WBU welterweight title. The fight was held at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on the undercard of Joe Calzaghe's fight with Peter Manfredo Jr. On 2 February 2008, Jennings stopped Ross Minter, son of former World champion Alan Minter, in the 9th of a 12-round contest round en route to defending his WBU title.
On 21 February 2009 Jennings was defeated via 5th-round TKO by now four-time world champion Miguel Cotto for the vacant WBO Welterweight Title in New York's, Madison Square Garden.British Weltwerweight title
English Welterweight title
WBU International Welterweight title