Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis Added To Davis-Garcia January Undercard
His ultimate goal is a shot at Errol Spence Jr.
Jaron “Boots” Ennis thinks he’ll meet Errol Spence Jr sooner or later.
But first, Ennis must get past IBF No. 4 rated welterweight Karen Chukhadzhian for the interim IBF welterweight title. He returns for the first time since May on the undercard of Gervonta Davis vs Hector Luis Garcia, which takes place on January 7 in Washington D.C.
Ennis (29-0, 27 KOs) has captured fans with the power from both of his hands.
In April 2021, he became the first fighter to knock out former world champion Sergey Lipinets. In his next bout, in October 2021, he recorded a first-round stoppage against Thomas Dulorme.
Then, he kicked off the beginning of this year by crushing Custio Clayton within two rounds.
Now, Derek “Bozy” Ennis recently told ESNEWS that no matter what weight Spence is at, that’s where they’ll take him on.
“The opponent we’re getting now is ranked #4 with the IBF,” said ‘Bozy’ Ennis to ESNEWS.
“It’s an IBF eliminator. We’re already mandatory for Spence’s title already. After that, we should be fighting for the world title. He’s got 120 days [4 months] after he fights to sign the contract to fight Boots, or they got to move up.
“We’re going to meet,” he added.
“It doesn’t make a difference. Whatever weight we’ll fight him at. It’s whoever has the title. If he doesn’t have a title at 154, then we don’t want to fight him. If he doesn’t have a title at 160, we don’t want to fight him. We want to fight for the titles.”
Ennis has been calling out Spence for a while.
Back in March, Spence told the DAZN Boxing Show that he wasn’t too worried about the 25-year-old contender.
Spence, 32, praised his attitude.
“I like Boots, he can go,” he said. “He’s got a great mentality and got his dad in his corner. I like that confirmation, he’s fully focused. He’s going to be a threat in the welterweight divisions.
“He passes the eye test but you’ve got to get in there with the skills.”
But the IBF, WBA and WBC welterweight champion still saw himself come out as the victor – should he and Ennis ever meet in a match.
Spence has not fought since capturing Yordenis Ugas’ WBA title back in April. He and WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford were working out an undisputed title deal, but that fell through.
Crawford fights in a stay-busy fight on Saturday.
As of now, Spence has been ordered to defend his WBC belt against former champion Keith Thurman. But Spence doesn’t plan on staying in the welterweight division for too long.
And that’s why “Bozy” Ennis said wherever Spence is, they will be too.