Jaron “Boots” Ennis Stops Sergey Lipinets in Six, Hasn’t Been Past Six Rounds As A Pro
“Boots” Ennis Is Looking Like A Generational Talent
Philly welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis is looking to be something special. In 27 fights, he has stopped 25 of his opponents, and has never been past six rounds, and tonight was no exception as defeated former IBF super lightweight world champion Sergey Lipinets.
It really is hard to not get excited about Jaron “Boots” Ennis as he hasn’t been pushed in 27 fights to his fullest potential, and now should, if all things are fair, be knocking on the door of a world title shot. Going into this bout, Ennis was #12 in the WBC, #9 in the IBF, #7 in the WBO world rankings, one would assume after this bout he will only be ranked higher.
Ennis dropped Lipinets in the fourth, and stopped him in the sixth. Ennis along with another young fighter, Vergil Ortiz Jr., are feeling like the new breed of welterweights, as they look for a chance to prove themselves.
Ennis deserves more words, but there isn’t much to say beyond, he might be the most interesting contender in boxing currently, and is only 23-years-old.
This was a massive statement against a former world champion.
Eimantas Stanionis wins
Not unlike the opener, Eimantas Stanionis and Thomas Dulorme might not be household names, but put forth, an entertaining and respectable effort, that saw both win fight in spurts as this was a barometer for Stanionis, and an assessment of if Dulorme can go to the next level in his career.
Dulorme, a career spoiler, a man who wants was viewed as a star-in-the-making, only to underachieve, and then resurrect as the guy who beat emerging prospects, just couldn’t keep his hand hot during the stretch as an early lead was dimenshed by the constant pressure of Freddie Roach-trained Stanionis.
The fight was close, and the sad part of the sport of boxing is how much a loss hurts a fighters career, and their earning potential.
IBF super flyweight world champion Jerwin Ancajas made the ninth world title defense of the title against Jonathan Javier Rodriguez and provided a lot of action in the Showtime opener.
Ancajas was eager to throw to Rodriguez’s body, and Rodriguez was eager to catch and counter, making for an enjoyable viewing – from a fan’s perspective until the final bell, as Ancajas’ bodywork was not unlike what it did to Rodriguez in the ring – staggering. Ancajas would drop Rodriguez once in the eighth round, but would win a decision.
The win makes Ancajas the most dominant, on paper, current world champion with the most world title defenses, taking place all across the globe, not just one region. That being said, he still doesn’t have a sexy name on his resume.
Earlier this week MP Promotions President Sean Gibbons stated that Rodriguez’s quiet confidence made him uneasy , and Gibbons had justified concerns as Rodriguez came in with the vigor to win the fight, but must feel great after this victory.
Ancajas is being built strong especially with one of the best boxing minds Sean Gibbons strongly putting together the path for the fighter. I just hope to see Ancajas in a fight with one of the legends of the super flyweight division, in either, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez or Juan Francisco Estrada.
Big punching Filipino fighter Mark Magsayo is nearing a world title shot as he is undefeated with 21 professional fights, getting a fourth-round knockout of Pablo Cruz on this card, and Evander Holyfield’s son, Evan Holyfield, got a four-round decision to start the card.