Jennings, a Philadelphia native, was a bit tentative early, and after four rounds, the two fighters appeared about even. But Jennings had a clear edge in hand speed and athleticism, able to move himself into the positions he wanted more easily than could Szpilka.
In the sixth round, Szpilka was dumped to the canvas, managing to survive the frame. To start the seventh, Jennings came out guns blazing, missing a chance at a KO, but kept plugging away. From round five on, it was pretty much all Bryant Jennings, and he got the stoppage in the 10th and final round to move closer to a potential world title shot, perhaps even against Wladimir Klitschko.
Make sure you check out our other recaps of Saturday night's HBO and Showtime fights, including Mikey Garcia's routine domination of Juan Carlos Burgos, Lamont Peterson's impressive bounceback win over Dierry Jean, and Jermell Charlo routing Gabriel Rosado.