Jaron Ennis Promises to Put the Hurt on Roiman Villa!
On July 8, Interim IBF welterweight champion Jaron “Boots” Ennis (30-0, 27 KO’s) will climb into the ring for his next assignment. In that outing, against Roiman “Flaco de Oro” Villa (26-1, 24 KO’s), Ennis will look to put a bit of luster back on his name. While many view Boots as one of the monsters of the division, he did not shine like he wanted in his last bout versus Karen Chukhadhian. Given the fickle disposition of many boxing fans, there are those who are saying the hype is only hype.
Always in the mood for a good challenge, Ennis is not sweating the hubbub but rather waiting on this next opportunity to put his skillset on display. Assuming that he is successful in his endeavor, the win should be extra satisfying given that Villa does not hold him in the highest regard. Paying his opponents chatter little mind, Boots plans on performing like the boogeyman that so many portray him to be.
“We are not going in there looking for it [the knockout]; We’re going to have fun and go back to what I used to be doing – having fun, being smart. When you are smart and let it come to you, that’s when the knockout comes. When you go looking for it, like how I did in my last fight, you are not going to get it. We are going to beat him up, break him down, have fun, put on a beautiful show for the fans. The fourth of July just passed so it’s going to be some fireworks!”
FUN AND DESTRUCTION
For his part, Villa will certainly enter the prizefight full of confidence, being that he is on a four-year, seven fight win streak since his only pro loss to Marcos Villasana. Even better, Flaco de Oro, ranked #2 (IBF) and #10 (WBC), is coming off an impressive win over the swift knuckles of Rashidi Ellis.
By the same token, mixed opinions of his last duel put to the side, Ennis is undefeated, an interim champion and in prime position to challenge the winner of Spence Jr vs Crawford. Boots is on record for calling for both men vigorously. Yet, to maintain his beneficial position, Ennis will have to prove Villa to be a liar and take the victory and his interim belt home. Luckily, 3Kings Boxing will be here to report all of the juicy aftermath of his interesting prizefight.