Ennis is ready for the top five at welterweight division in 2021!
Rising welterweight prospect Jaron “Boots” Ennis (26-0, 24KOs) is ready to put his disappointing no-decision against Chris Van Heerden behind him! After being on the brink of a first round stoppage victory before a head clash opened up a nasty cut on Heerden, Ennis was clicking on all cylinders. He displayed speed, power, accuracy and aggressiveness that has made him a prospect to watch. However, with the disappointing result, he is forced to accept what happened and shift gears towards 2021.
Speaking to fighthype.com afterwards, Ennis was asked who he wanted to face in the new year. Without specifically naming names, he made it clear that he wants the top five in the division.
“Anybody in the top five, I don’t care. Tell them to come on! I’m ready, I’m hungry! It’s my time now and all 2021 I’m taking over, I will be world champion.”
BRING THEM ON!
Obviously, it goes without saying that Ennis’ wish list includes unified welterweight champion Errol Spence (27-0, 21KOs). Spence recently returned to the ring after being out a year to defeat former two-division world champion Danny Garcia (36-3, 21KOs). You also have WBA champion Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39KOs). Pacquiao has not fought since upsetting former unified welterweight champion Keith Thurman (29-1-1, 22KOs) back in July of 2019.
You also have former two-time welterweight champion Shawn Porter (31-3-1, 17KOs) and last but not least, WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (37-0, 28KOs).
While it is great to hear that Ennis wants to step up his competition in a big way, the aforementioned fighters are likely to pass him up, as they have unfinished business with each other in some form or fashion. However, outside of the top five welterweights, there are plenty of names that would suffice as very good step-up fights for the Philadelphia-born fighter!
By: Jerrell Fletcher