Ennis’ confidence is riding high after he stopped Romain Villa in the tenth-round to become the IBF interim welterweight champion.
In the process of doing so, Ennis became the mandatory to face Spence/Crawford, who square off on July 29th, 2023, for the undisputed welterweight championship.
The victory showed that Ennis was capable of fighting at the highest level. The welterweight’s victory was so conclusive that Villa suffered a broken nose, and prior to this loss, had only been beaten once.
With that being said, Lewkowicz backed Ennis to come out on top.
“I knew [Villa] was coming to fight, but nobody can beat this kid, Jaron Ennis, in that division – nobody. That’s including the champions [Spence and Crawford].
“He would beat both of them. Neither one of them will fight him. Both of them will go to ’54. Nobody wants a piece of this kid, I can tell you that much.
“The only one who wanted to fight him was Villa. He was really hungry. He took the punches and he hurt [Ennis] a couple of times. But this kid is something else. Ennis is the best [welterweight] I’ve seen in 20 years,” Lewkowicz
In reality, Ennis will most likely not face Spence or Crawford as the pair could move up in weight. However, in that event, Ennis would be the full IBF champion putting him in line for the biggest fights out there.
Crawford On Boots
Lewkowicz’s comments did not stop Crawford from praising the star, as he drew similarities between himself and Ennis.
“I always said Boots [Ennis] was a great talent. I always told everybody that I supported him. They always said he reminded them so much of me.
“I kind of see myself in him. Yes, he deserves a title shot, but his time will come, but right now, business is business,” Crawford