Jaron “Boots” Ennis, an appealing newbie worldwide of boxing, emerged triumphant with a 10-round knockout against Roiman Villa in a welterweight match kept in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday.
Ennis (31-0, 18 KOs) wowed the audience with his lightning-fast punches and quick footwork, resulting in Villa’s defeat as he caught an incapacitating mix of effective best hooks followed by a strong left hook.
The referee, David Fields, promptly stopped the one-sided fight without starting a count midway through the tenth round, revealing Ennis as the winner of the PBC on Showtime centerpiece.
“I am continuously enhancing,” mentioned Ennis, who is ESPN’s No. 4 fighter in the 147-pound classification. “We are patiently awaiting the fight in between Errol Spence and Bud [Terence Crawford]. Once they have actually settled their match, I will be all set to deal with the winner.”
A face-off with the indisputable welterweight champ from the match taking place on July 29 would offer Ennis with a prominent challenger, something he has actually wanted for rather a long time. Additionally, “Boots” revealed his interest in a face-off with Eimantas Stanionis, who was arranged to fight Vergil Ortiz Jr., both being top-5 welterweights in ESPN’s rankings.
For now, Ennis dealt with Villa easily, showing his supremacy from the start of the match. Despite being taken beyond the seventh round for just the 2nd time in his profession, the 26-year-old Philadelphian had sufficient chance to display his excellent abilities.
Ennis masterfully included lightning-quick best hooks into his southpaw jab, typically averting Villa’s large shots and making him appear silly. By completion of the 2nd round, Villa’s nose was bleeding, however he stayed ruthless in his pursuit.
Although the 30-year-old Venezuelan was overmatched, he showed decision. Villa (26-2, 24 KOs) went into the ring after his finest profession win, a bulk choice against Rashidi Ellis in January, where he protected 2 knockdowns.
Villa, ESPN’s No. 10 welterweight, had actually never ever been torn down in his expert profession, however Ennis’ ruthless punches ultimately took their toll.
In the 6th round, Ennis efficiently destabilized Villa with a series of effective right-hand men, almost ending up the fight within the last 30 seconds of the round. However, Villa handled to keep his footing in the middle of the attack.
In the seventh round, Ennis when again appeared to harm Villa with a left uppercut, a punch that regularly caused damage. Throughout the nine-and-a-half rounds, Ennis effectively gotten in touch with 227 punches while Villa’s count stayed at a simple 65.