Errol Spence: “I’ll Fight Boots Ennis If He Come Up To 154”

Spence Says Ennis Isn't Paying Enough To Get a Fight at 147

Errol Spence Jr. says Jaron Ennis can fight him at 154
Errol Spence (L), Jaron Ennis (Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions)

Errol Spence Says Jaron Ennis Has a Better Chance of Fighting Him at 154

With WBO welterweight champion Terenece Crawford versus unified 147-pound champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (28-0, 22 KO’s) finally in sight, nearly all the boxing world is rejoicing. Nearly, but not all. Without question, Interim IBF welterweight champion Jaron “Boots” Ennis (30-0, 27 KO’s) is not jumping for joy. Boots has bellowed into every live mic he could find that he wants a shot at Spence. Yet, the dangerous Philly fighter would appear to be more trouble than he’s worth.

Ironically, this situation closely resembles when Errol Spence was making his bones and seeking a duel with an unresponsive Keith Thurman. It appears that the other shoe has dropped and now Spence doesn’t have time for the young gun. In a recent appearance on Million Dollaz Worth of Game, The Truth doubled down on this reality:

“Yeah [we’ll fight], if he come up to 154. I am not staying at 147 pounds for nothing, unless the paying something crazy. Then I’ll stay, but they not!”


For better or worse, Boots would be wise to resign himself to the fact he’s not getting Spence any time soon. At least he won’t at 147. It will be interesting to see how the remainder of the year plays out.

Provided Spence does beat Crawford, becomes undisputed, then releases all the titles, then a number of wildly entertaining matches can be put together to place the titles. In that scenario, we could see Boots in some truly significant fights very soon.

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