Cody Crowley Reportedly Pulls Out Of Jaron Ennis Clash

Cody Crowley has reportedly pulled out of his July 13 clash with IBF Welterweight Champion Jaron Ennis.

According to ESPN, Crowley cannot fight after failing a pre-fight eye exam. This follows after Crowley underwent emergency double eye surgery last year. That is a massive blow for Crowley, who is Ennis’ IBF mandatory, as he seeks his first world title. It is also a blow to Ennis, who has six weeks to find a replacement for a homecoming fight in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center.

It is the first time Ennis will fight in his hometown since 2018. That is when he knocked out Raymond Serrano in the second round. His last bout was a tenth-round stoppage win against Roiman Villa. Eddie Hearn has not confirmed the news. Nevertheless, Ennis responded, saying he was ready for whoever was put in front of him. 

However, Crowley appears to have confirmed the news, saying he hopes to rectify his vision problems.

“Today I met with my eye surgeon, who performed double eye surgery on me in November 2023. While I am pleased that my eyes continue to improve and heal, it still does not meet the minimum requirements of the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission. The repaired retina in my right eye is experiencing a fluid accumulation, causing distortion in my vision. As a result, the surgeon has not medically cleared me to fight on July 13. While I am devastated by this news, I have peace in my heart. A situation not in my control. Everything in my control, I’ve given 100 per cent to myself in preparation for this fight. Over the next few days and weeks my team and I are going to meet with world class doctors, so I can have a more clear path to get back to world class boxing at a championship level,” Crowley stated 

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