Philadelphia is widely known as the breeding ground for some of the toughest fighters throughout the history of the sport.
Fighters like Joe Frazier, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Bob Montgomery, Jeff Chandler and Midget Wolgast are among a few hailing from Philly that made it to the Hall of Fame. Now enters Jaron Ennis. By 2016, he was a four time national champion and ranked number one in the country before the Olympic trials. An Olympic appearance eluded him after losing to Gary Antuanne Russell, the younger brother of the current WBC featherweight champion.
Standing tall in the welterweight division at 5’10’’, the 20-year old has compiled a record of 20-0 with 18 knockouts. His ability to utilize his height and reach behind the jab, dictate the pace of a fight by controlling the distance from either stance and his dedicated work to the body shows that he could be a problem in the future.
You may be wondering “Ennis, Ennis, where have I heard that name before?” Jaron is the younger brother of former middleweight and super middleweight contenders, Derek and Farah Ennis. Both have since retired and have collaborated in helping their youngest brother in achieving the goals they were unable to obtain.
With the help of his brothers, the youngest Ennis has arrived as a prospect to keep your eye on.
Fans may have last seen him dispatching former highly respected junior welterweight, Mike Arnaoutis in two rounds.
By: EJ “2K” Williams