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Jaron Ennis trying to reel in big fish Errol Spence

Errol Spence Jr, Jaron Ennis boxing photo

By Brian Webber: Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis (29-0, 27 KOs) is ready to reel in the “big fish” Errol Spence Jr. after dispatching Custio Clayton (19-1-1, 12 KOs) in two rounds last Saturday night in their IBF welterweight title elimintor at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

While ‘Boots’ Ennis doesn’t want to be a third wheel when it comes to messing up the plans for the undisputed 147-lb championship between IBF/WBA/WBC champion Spence and WBO champ Terence Crawford, he wants them both to know that he’s ready to step in and eight either if they’re unable to negotiate their clash.

As the 24-year-old Boots Ennis predicted would do, he stole the show from the main even fighters IBF/WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell Charlo and WBO champion Brian Castano with his one-punch knockout of the 2012 Olympian Clayton in the second round in their co-feature bout.

While the headliner between Charlo & Castano was enjoyable to watch, neither fighter put in the kind of dominating performance that we saw exhibited by Ennis last Saturday night.

Boots was light years ahead of everyone with his victory over Clayton, showing the kind of talent that would make one believe that he easily could have climbed into the ring with Jermell or Castano as a replacement and obliterated them just as easily as he did his opponent.

“I can go in there and knock out the incredible hulk, and they’d say, ‘He was supposed to do that,'” said Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis at the post-fight press conference last Saturday night.

“I thought he was going to get up, but I guess he was hurt,” continued Boots Ennis about what went through his head after dropping Clayton in the second round.

“You haven’t seen nothing yet,” said Boots. ‘You’ve only seen 30% of me. I haven’t had to get in my bag yet. I was just getting warm, but I caught him early. Maybe in my next fight, we’ll see some more tricks and stuff like that.

“It’s motivation for me to become undisputed fighting in front of millions of people. I feel it’s going to happen. If he doesn’t fight [Terence] Crawford, I’m here,” said Ennis about a match between him and IBF/WBA welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr.

“Like I said, it’s time to go fishing. I’m here.  I told him, ‘It’s time to go fishing,’ and I put my reel out. It’s time to make these big fights happen, and I’ve been ready. It’s time to take my career to the next level and fight these big guys, whether it’s Errol Spence, Bud or Keith Thurman, I’m ready.

“Hopefully, in my next fight, I can show a little bit more tools, but if I get another early knockout again so be it,” said Boots Ennis.


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