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Jaron Ennis Motivated By Goal of Unifying Welterweight Division

SHOWTIME Sports delivers a day in the life of training camp with Philadelphia’s Jaron Ennis as he prepares to face Raymond Serrano in the main event of ShoBox: The New Generation this Friday, November 16, live on SHOWTIME at 9:35 p.m. ET/PT from 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

Ennis (21-0, 19 KOs), who knocked out Armando Alvarez via third-round stoppage in his ShoBox debut in July, has knocked out 11 consecutive opponents. He faces perhaps the toughest test of his career in Serrano, a 29-fight veteran whose five losses have come against opponents with a combined fight night record of 89-1-1.

Training under his father Bozy, who also trained Jaron’s older brothers Derek Jr. and Farah, the 21-year-old undefeated prospect puts in work in what he describes as an ‘old-school’ training camp consisting of chopping wood, flipping tires and climbing rope. With victory in his hometown on his mind this Friday, Ennis vows to become a household name in the sport of boxing.

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“When you’re a boxer from Philly, it means you have to put on a show,” says Ennis. “I love fighting at home, that’s the best feeling ever. People let the crowd get to them, I just feel at home. I feel comfortable and relaxed. I get to show out on SHOWTIME in Philly, get a win and look good doing it.

“My goal is to be world champ and be a great example for the kids. I want to unify, get all the belts, move up in weight and keep going, and keep going. Watch out all 147’s. A young animal is on the way!”

In the co-feature of Friday’s live ShoBox telecast, series veterans Kenneth Sims Jr. (13-1-1, 4 KOs) and Samuel Teah (14-2-1, 7 KOs) meet in an eight-round super lightweight bout. Undefeated Ukrainian Arnold Khegai opens the three-fight card when he takes on New Jersey’s Jorge Diaz (19-5-1, 10 KOs) in an eight-round super bantamweight bout.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing lives on 11-17-2018

[QUOTE=Bardamu;19268055]What should he be saying? He is only 21. He is a top prospect. He simply said what every top prospect should be saying!![/QUOTE] Probably Saying you’re gonna Win a belt first before you talk about unifying would be a…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 11-13-2018

"Boots," Let's Get It! Philly Stand Up! Hopefully Ennis handles his business, and then faces a top 10-15 WW opponent (Jamal James?) in early 2019!

Comment by sicko on 11-12-2018

He is American...Let The HATE begin on this forum :lol1: Anyway, Very talented young prospect for sure but still developing despite having 21 Fights already at 21 Years Old. Props to Showtime for getting behind young talents like Ennis and…

Comment by Bardamu on 11-12-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing lives;19267905]Unify the division? How bout prove you can even be a champion first lol. We don't even know if this guy is the best philadelphia fighter at ww!![/QUOTE] What should he be saying? He is only 21. He is…

Comment by Bardamu on 11-12-2018

This Ennis is possibly the top prospect in boxing. The kid has some real skills. Does he have a lot to prove? Of course he does. He is a kid though. He is only 21. Not too many are world…

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