“Boots” Ennis faces backlash after potential “Gross Mismatch” rumors fighting Guerrero

By Chris Williams - 12/22/2023 - Comments

An opponent rumored to be considered the next title defense of IBF welterweight champion Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis is 40-year-old Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero for his first fight on Amazon Prime Video.

Rick Glaser reports three are “solid rumors” of Robert Guerrero being the next opponent for ‘Boots’ Ennis for his maiden fight on Amazon Prime, and it would be a horrendous mismatch of epic proportions.

Glaser labels the abomination as a “horrible, gross mismatch,” he’s dead on correct. This fight is so bad that you can’t imagine the tremendous backlash ‘Boots’ Ennis would receive if he took this fight.

“Bring him on down. Guerrero never shies away from any fight,” said Robert Guerrero to Fighthype about his interest in fighting Jaron Ennis.

“I feel great. Why not? He’s definitely as good as he says he is. It’s about getting that opportunity and showcasing it.”

For the boxing fans that have never heard of Guerrero. Eleven years ago, he was a fighter who received notoriety for moving up to welterweight and beating Andre Berto in 2012.

‘The Ghost’ Guerrero then got a big payday fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May 2013, which he lost by a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision. From there, Guerrero’s career sank with him losing to these fighters:

Keith Thurman
David Emanuel Peralta
Omar Figueroa Jr.

Guerrero has won his last five fights since 2018, albeit against non-contenders, beating Adam Mate, Victor Ortiz, Berto, Harvinson Herrera, and Gerald Thomas.

With all the many top welterweight talents in the division, it would look bad for the 26-year-old Ennis to defend against Guerrero, who has fought just once in the last two years against 40-year-old Andre Berto, a fighter coming off a five-year retirement.

“I know he’s never been pressed hard. He’s always had guys that boxed in front of him, and he outguns them,” said Guerrero about his belief that none of his opponents has ever pressured Boots during his seven-year professional career.

This would be the same kind of track wreck type of fight that we’d seen recently on Showtime, with WBC ‘interim’ super middleweight champion David Benavidez feasting on an older, smaller 35-year-old Demetrius Andrade rather than having his feet put to the fire to force him to fight David Morrell Jr.

The former two-division world champion Guerrero (38-6-1, 20 KOs) recently expressed interest in challenging ‘Boots’ Ennis (31-0, 28 KOs) following his ten round unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto in their rematch last Saturday night on December 16th.

Fans would prefer to see Ennis take on one of the top ten contenders at 147 for his first fight on Amazon Prime, and if he can’t find anyone, move up to 154 to take on someone like Erickson Lubin, Tim Tszyu, Brian Mendoza or Sebastian Fundora.

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