Jaron “Boots” Ennis Seeking Tenth Win in Eleven Months Friday!
By: Ken Hissner
Jaron “Boots” Ennis, 9-0 (8), the hottest prospect out of Philadelphia since the 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Meldrick Taylor will be headlining at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia Friday on a Victory Boxing Promotions show.
Ennis is looking for his tenth win in eleven months since signing with manager Cameron Dunkin who is currently managing super lightweight champion Terrence Crawford.
“His career is going good and we are on the right track,” said Bozy Ennis (father and trainer).The 19 year-old Ennis is following in the footsteps of his brothers Derek “Pooh” Ennis, the former USBA super welterweight champion and Farah Ennis, the former NABF super middleweight champion. At Bozy’s Dungeon on Venango Street in North Philadelphia he’s been sparring with WBC contender “The New” Ray Robinson (whom Bozy trains), 23-2, Elijah Vines, 3-0, who will be on the show Friday, New York’s Steve Martinez, 17-3 (who is managed by Philly’s Brian Cohen) who will be on an April 7th show in Puerto Rico that Philly’s Hard Hitting Promotions is involved with and Kyrone “Shut It Down”Davis, 12-1, from Wilmington, DE, who won Tuesday on Fox Sports-1.
Ennis turned professional in April of 2016 in St. George, UT, scoring a first round knockout in 0:42 on a Victory Boxing show, a first round stoppage in 0:23 in May in Philly at the PA Sheet Metal Workers Hall on a Hard Hitting show, in June in Springfield, VA, another first round knockout in 0:20, in July in Rio Rancho, NM, with a fourth round stoppage on a Victory Boxing show, in August at the Grundy Arena in Bristol, PA, on a D&D Promotions show scoring a second round knockout, in September winning his only decision at the 2300 Arena in Philly on a Peltz Boxing show, in November at the 2300 Arena in Philly with a fourth round stoppage over Chris Alexander, 4-2, in his first scheduled six round bout on a Victory Boxing show, in December at the SugarHouse Casino in Philly he scored a sixth round stoppage in a scheduled six, over Marcus Beckford, 3-4-1, on a Hard Hitting show and in January at the 2300 Arena on a Victory Boxing show scoring a first round knockout over Elvis Perez, 28-16-4, in 0:35.
There were just five fights at weigh-in down from twelve bouts scheduled as of Thursday. Angel Pizarro, 2-0 (1), of Philly (trained by Bozy) was to meet Christopher Nelson of Louisville, KY but was not at weigh-in. Manny “Major Pain” Folly, 9-0 (7), who is a Philly policeman, Joshua Jones, 3-0-1 (2), Darren Goodall, 4-0 (3), and Brandun Lee, 1-0 (1). There are just 24 rounds with 52 shown on box rec? Five fights for $75.00 ringside?
Doors open at 6pm and first fight scheduled at 7:00pm.