And as the latter duo face off for the undisputed welterweight title on July 29th, 2023, ‘Boots’ has turned his attention to Villa.
“I know Villa is a straightforward fighter and that’s tailor-made for me.I can’t wait to shine and get these knockouts, man.
“Make sure you tune in on July 8th because I’m back. I always stay in the gym, say busy, and stay ready. Now it’s time to turn it up. I’m not playing no more.
“I’m still going to have my fun, but I’m not playing with these guys. I’m glad. I can’t wait. You guys are going to see something on July 8th,” Ennis said
Meanwhile, Villa (26-1-0) is more than an accomplished opponent having only lost one fight which was a split-decision loss against Marcos Villasana. Villa’s last two fights, though, were wins over Janelson Figueroa Bocachica and Rashidi Ellis.
Victory for either fighter would put them in a good position to fight for any potential welterweight titles, following the Spence-Crawford clash, especially if they are vacated.
You can watch the fight live on SHOWTIME on July 8th, 2023, at 9:30 pm ET/6:30 pm PT.