After coaching and nurturing his son for the massive stage, Derek “Bozy” Ennis, coach and father of extremely ranked contender, Jaron “Boots” Ennis, believes that the time is now.
A lot to his delight, Jaron might have backed present unified champion, Errol Spence Jr., right into a nook. On January seventh, on the Capital One Area in Washington D.C., Jaron will look to seize his first piece of a world title when he takes on Karen Chukhadzhian. On the road, the winner shall be awarded the IBF interim crown.
As group Ennis continues to iron out the kinks of their general sport, Bozy is satisfied that Spence could have no selection however to face his son within the quick future. The highly effective and artful southpaw, nonetheless, has appeared lukewarm to the concept. Whereas he isn’t eschewing the 25-year-old switch-hitter, Spence stays targeted on going through Terence Crawford for an opportunity at undisputed glory.
In fact, a deal between the 2 gave the impression to be primarily signed, sealed, and delivered earlier than Crawford opted to go in one other course, stopping fringe contender David Avanesyan on December tenth.
As Spence sifts by means of numerous notable names in quest of a formidable foe, group Ennis has continued to supply up their providers. Whereas they continue to be hopeful that Spence will elect to face them, contemplating that Jaron continues to be within the infancy phases of his profession, it stays extremely unlikely that Spence will give the switch-hitting contender a shot at his unified crown.
Though he’s displeased with Spence’s reluctance, Bozy refrains from inserting the duck label on the unified champion. Whereas he hates to confess it, Bozy understands what’s going down behind the scenes. With a number of highlight-reel-worthy knockouts below his belt, together with a second-round destruction over Custio Clayton earlier this yr, Bozy is effectively conscious that the financial acquire, or lack thereof, his son supplies, will do little to entice Spence or any of the highest contenders, to slip a contract throughout their desk.
“Spence just isn’t scared, it is enterprise,” mentioned Bozy to BoxingScene.com. “Boots is high-risk, low reward.”