Ennis: “I’m coming to take over the welterweight division”

Over the past year, there has been buzz about the 24 year old Philadelphia native Jaron “Boots” Ennis being one of the fighters that could be one of the best fighters at 147. On October 30th, he gets another chance to show boxing fans why he was named the 2020 Prospect of the Year by Ring Magazine as he will face contender Thomas Dulorme at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. This bout will be the co-feature to Jamal James versus Radzab Butaev on a fight card presented by Premier Boxing Champions, televised live on Showtime.

Ennis (27-0, 25 KOs) was great in his last outing back in April, as he scored two knockdowns in his stoppage victory over Sergey Lipinets at the Mohegan Sun Casino. While he possesses power and speed in both hands, Ennis has been working on more ways to dispatch his opponents. Under the tutelage of his father Bozy Ennis, Jaron has developed various skills that will help him in his rise to the top of the 147 pound division.

“My dad has me working on some new things to get better,” Jaron Ennis said after completing training camp at Bozy’s Dungeon. “We’re working on having me be more relaxed in there and just staying sharp and alert, using my jab and going to the body a lot more.”

He has been one of the most exciting finishers in the sport with a 92% knockout ratio. However, he feels that many of those come when the opportunity arises.

“I never look for the knockout. I just go in there and do what I’m supposed to do and I let the knockout come to me, which it usually does.”

Dulorme (25-5-1, 16 KOs) has been a world title challenger at super lightweight and faced the likes of Jamal James, Yordenis Ugas, and Jessie Vargas at welterweight. He was scheduled to be facing Ennis last December but had tested positive for COVID-19 which axed the bout at that time. He was also on the same card that Ennis scored the victory over Lipinets in April, but lost a unanimous decision to Eimantas Stanionis. While Dulorme is a veteran with 13 years as a professional, Ennis looks at him as an obstacle to get through to reach his mission in becoming a world champion.

“Dulorme is a good fighter and I don’t take anything away from him,” Ennis said. “He’s fought a lot of great guys, world champions, but I’m on a different level right now. I’m coming to take over the welterweight division and he’s in my way. He’s got to go. I’m coming for all the belts.”

“I’m just ready to take over the entire division. I promise this is just the start for me.”


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