The frustration of Jaron Ennis might be slowly building but the 25-year-old welterweight contender doesn't blame his rivals for being apprehensive when it comes to taking a fight with him.
Since jumping onto the world scene, the Philadelphia native has forced both fans and his contemporaries to flip on their television sets and tune in. But while his violent knockouts, ability to switch from orthodox to southpaw, and overall creativity in the ring have left many believing that he’s the sport's next big thing, finding someone to test that theory has become virtually impossible.
Cody Crowley, however, isn’t sweating what the hard-hitting star brings to the table. At the moment, the 30-year-old has grown tired of the snail's pace his career continues to develop under. Over a four-year span, Crowley (22-0, 9 KOs) has fought just once a year, his latest coming against Abel Ramos in late March.
Having made his normal annual appearance, Crowley is hoping that his victory over Ramos won’t be the last time he puts his skills on display this year. Although several of the division’s top stars are tied up, Crowley recently revealed that he would be more than willing to step through the ropes against one of the division’s hottest names.
“Of course, any fight that makes me better,” said Crowley during an interview with Hardcore Boxing News when asked if he would face Ennis next. “Any fight that’s gonna make me grow. I wanna be the best, I believe I am the best so I gotta prove it by beating people that others may think is better than me.”
By and large, Ennis’ foes have attempted to stand their ground and bang it out with him in the center of the ring. But, after witnessing countless bodies pile up on the canvas, Karen Chukhadzhian, his latest rival, did his best to dance and move. While it did allow him to reach the final bell, winning their clash was out of the question as Ennis (30-0, 27 KOs) cruised to a unanimous decision victory.
Presently, according to both his father and trainer, Derrick “Bozy” Ennis, his son has something lined up for sometime in July. Assuming Jaron handles business like always, Crowley will be standing directly at his front door with a pen and paper in hand and an immense amount of optimism.
“We can make a deal work, we can get a fight going.”