Jaron Ennis Says He Will Be a Champion in 2022!
Without question, there is no doubt that welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (28-0, 26 KO’s) is one of the premiere talents in the sport. When last in the ring, the homegrown Philly fighter laid waste to veteran Thomas Dulorme in the premiere round. This was even more impressive because, on paper, Dulorme was tabbed to be his toughest opponent to date.
Unfortunately for him, Ennis finds himself ensnared in the ‘more trouble than he is worth’ category when it comes to the most visible fighters and champions in the division. Due to this, Boots has found himself routinely and fruitlessly calling out all the top players. Despite the lack of reciprocation from the division belt holders, Ennis is confident that he will secure a title in short order. In fact, as he told Fight Hype, Boots is convinced he will get his first title this year.
“This time next year, I will at least have two belts, if not all the belts! That’s the goal. This is the year for me to take over, and I’m expecting to get at least one belt this year. And then on to the next and bigger and better; try to be undisputed welterweight champion and then go do the same thing at 154 and then ’60. So this is the start right here.”
IT’S MY TIME!
Strategically speaking, Ennis is in an excellent position to accomplish those goals, being ranked #2 (WBO), #3 (IBF), #3 (WBA) and #3 (WBC). With these standings, his belief that a world title shot is coming soon is well founded. They also facilitate his speaking so cavalierly about securing fights with champions Errol Spence Jr (IBF and WBC), Terence Crawford (WBO) or Yordenis Ugas (WBA Super).
“We just waiting on a date right now, I’m waiting to start camp. I’ll probably start training camp next week so [I’ll] get locked in and stuff. Right now I’m just staying sharp.”
Regardless of his desire to duel for a strap, Ennis is not likely to get a title shot in his next at bat. So, let’s see who Ennis does pen a match with next, because now is an exciting and dangerous time for him. Not only does Boots need to remain undefeated, he must continue winning in style. If he happens to falter or gets touched up in an off performance, he runs the risk of losing his cozy spot in line. Let the young fighter tell it however, he won’t be losing or looking bad any time soon!
“I’m ready and I’m waiting. Those guys, they know. That’s why they won’t take a fight like me. But they are all great fighters, but at the end of the day everybody got to eat. And, like I said, this is the start. They can’t keep putting me to the side. I’m going to make my statement in this boxing game in this welterweight division and I will start this year!”
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By: Bakari Simpson