Ennis’ comments came in the post-fight presser following his 10th-round-stoppage win over Romain Villa.
‘Boots’ put in a dominant display as he overpowered his opponent to retain his IBF interim welterweight belt.
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) July 9, 2023
And in the process of doing so, Showtime’s Al Bernstein labelled ‘Boots’ as having “a more diverse offense than any fighter (he’d) seen in (his) 42 years of broadcasting.”
Ennis remains on course to face the winner of Spence vs. Crawford. The latter duo will face each other on July 29th, 2023, with the winner becoming the first-ever undisputed welterweight champion in the four-belt era.
And having the chance to face the winner is something that Ennis is keen on doing.
“Hopefully, we get these top guys. Bud, Spence, Keith Thurman, or Stanionis. He’s a nut, he almost lost to that old man [Ismael Barroso]. Hopefully, it’s a one-sided fight, and nobody gets a rematch and will be next,” Ennis
Nevertheless, there is a chance that Spence and Crawford could both move up in weight regardless of the result.
And if that were to happen, Ennis would be elevated to a full IBF champion. However, Spence and Crawford could run things back, thus delaying a fight with Ennis.
Villa Suffers A Broken Nose
In contrast, Villa suffered a broken nose as the Venezuelan was taken to hospital.
His promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz, confirmed that the fighter had been taken to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in order for some tests on the brain.
However, since then, Villa has been given the all-clear as the boxer was discharged.
“He’s OK. He has a fracture in the nose, but the rest, everything’s good. We did an MRI and all of that, and thank God, everything is good. I knew it would be a very tough fight.
“[Villa] proved that he really wanted the fight. He took that punishment. He’s a tough motherf—– in there. I told him, ‘You can beat everyone in this division, except this kid,” Lewkowicz