Jaron Ennis Versus Conor Benn Doesn’t Sound So Crazy Now

Is Jaron Ennis vs Conor Benn the Next Matchroom Venture?

Jaron Ennis eyes a match with Conor Benn
A Jaron Ennis vs Conor Benn welterweight bout looks more likely than ever (credit: Amanda Westcott/Showtime, Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing)

Will Jaron Ennis Face Conor Benn In Matchroom Premiere?

Just a few days ago, some fans sneered at a potential promotional flier pitting IBF welterweight champion Jaron “Boots” Ennis (31-0, 28 KO’s) against UK import Conor “The Destroyer” Benn (23-0, 14 KO’s). Then it was announced that Ennis was forging an promotional alliance with the UK based outfit Matchroom Boxing. With Boots now a commodity to this consortium, Benn, who is also in the Matchroom stable, now becomes an appealing selection.


Both fighters are in need of a name brand opponent. Boots has struggled to get the fights that he wants for some time now. In some instances, such as his desire to face Terence Crawford and Errol Spence, he was cursed with unfortunate timing. Initially, Crawford and Spence were focused on one another. Now they are leaving the division all together. In other circumstances, which was seemingly the case for Keith Thurman, he was simply more trouble than he was worth.

For his part, Benn is still proving that he is a top tier fighter and is coming off a controversy. Canceling his prizefight with Chris Eubank Jr., The Destroyer was flagged for a PED’s violation. Now, a full year later, Benn has still not fully absolved his name. Yet, no matter what happens as the result of any legal litigation, many will always believe that The Destroyer is a cheat. His claim that he was flagged due to eating a staggering amount of eggs certainly didn’t help in the court of public opinion.


Therefore, given that each needs a quality scrap, they are rather perfect for one another. First of all, Boots gets to get active again. At present, it’s almost been one calendar year since Ennis last competed. A bout with Benn snaps that inactivity and presents the opportunity to get a stoppage win over a name brand adversary

For Benn, he secures credit for taking on a red hot “boogeyman” and gets a shot at a championship title. While sad, many boxing fans have the memory of a goldfish and switch allegiances like a WWE storyline. Said to say, one solid win and The Destroyer can get all the credit he wants. First though, they have to make the fight! So staying tuned to 3Kings Boxing for all things boxing.

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