Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis says he’d be prepared to face Vergil Ortiz Jr subsequent after his win over Karen Chukhadzhian final Saturday evening on Showtime PPV.
Boots beat the offensively ill-equipped Chukhadzhian (21-2, 11 KOs) by a 12 spherical unanimous choice by the scores 120-108, 120-108, and 120-108. The combat was about as attention-grabbing as watching paint dry within the afternoon solar.
Ennis (30-0, 27 KOs) says he needs to combat thrice in 2023, and he plans on returning to the ring as quickly as doable to remain sharp, be it towards Ortiz (19-0, 19 KOs), Errol Spence Jr, Terence Crawford, Keith Thurman or Yordenis Ugas.
Ortiz’s beforehand scheduled opponent, WBA secondary welterweight champion Eimantas Stanionis, had an emergency appendectomy final week, and he will probably be out of motion till April or Could.
Within the meantime, Vegil Jr doesn’t have an opponent, and it will be perfect for the followers and the WBA if Boots Ennis got the inexperienced mild by the sanctioning physique to combat for his or her secondary belt.
The WBA would give the recovering Stanionis the ‘Champion in recesses’ tag, permitting Boots Ennis and Vergil to battle for the belt.
Whether or not Ortiz’s promoters at Golden Boy Promotions would associate with the thought of him dealing with Boots Ennis is one other matter as a result of that’s not a cupcake opponent like the blokes Vergil Jr has been preventing most of his 19-fight skilled profession.
“I’m very excited to get again. The purpose is to get three fights this yr. We’d positively take Vergil Ortiz,” stated Errol Spence Jr when requested in the course of the post-fight press convention final Saturday evening who he needs to combat subsequent.
“It could possibly be Vergil Ortiz, Errol Spence, Bud, Keith Thurman, Ugas. I simply need to combat all the highest guys to point out the world my actual expertise and never these lower-class guys.
Sadly, the 5 fighters that Boots Ennis has on want checklist are all unlikely to combat him as a result of despite the fact that he appeared completely misplaced attempting to chop off the ring towards the monitor star Karen Chukhadzhian.
“My most important purpose is to get the belts and combat the highest guys, but when I’ve to combat a former world champion, so be it. I simply need to keep energetic and hold profitable,” stated Boots Ennis.
Like all the time, Ennis will proceed to have issues attempting to get a reputation opponent to comply with face him, and it doesn’t matter how dangerous he appeared towards Chukhadzhian.
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