Jaron “Boots” Ennis Has His Sights On a World Title Fight By 2022
Welterweight contender Jaron “Boots” Ennis (27-0, 25 KOs) is certainly a fighter on the rise. The 23-year-old from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is coming off a dominant sixth-round KO over former IBF World Junior Welterweight champion Sergey Lipinets on April 10.
Following his impressive win over Lipinets, he sat down for a virtual interview with Brian Custer, host of The Last Stand Podcast. Custer asked the Philly fighter who he would like to fight next. According to Ennis, it is about putting himself in a position to fight for the world title.
“I want a top-three to top-five guy. That way, it would put me in line for a world title by the end of the year or the beginning of 2022. I just want all the great fights and fight all of the best fighters, that’s the goal.”
When further pressed by Custer as to who he wants specifically, Ennis opened up and named names.
“All the big names; Keith Thurman, Ugas, Shawn Porter. The top guys, the belt-holders. Terence Crawford, Errol Spence, Manny Pacquiao, you get the point.”
Ennis is ranked 7th by the WBO and 9th by the IBF in the world at 147. He is edging closer to his dream of winning a world title.
READY FOR THE BEST?
For anyone who has seen him in action, the talent is obvious. The athletic southpaw has a unique combination of speed and power to go along with boxing skills. Fans and analysts have begun to ponder about how he would fare against world champions in the division, Spence, Crawford, and Pacquiao.
He has the attention of unified world WBC/IBF World Welterweight champion Spence as they have exchanged words on Facetime. The unified champion warned the young upstart to know his place.
Ultimately, telling Custer it’s about timing and patience, there is no need to rush at this point. “Boots” Ennis is on the cusp and has the look of being a potentially special fighter. The buzz continues to grow every time he steps into the ring. It’s going to be fun to see what heights he can reach.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.