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Photos: Ennis vs. Van Heerden, Russell vs. Payano - Weigh-In

Former bantamweight world champion Emmanuel Rodriguez and unbeaten rising contender Reymart Gaballo made weight their showdown for the vacant interim WBC Bantamweight World Championship Friday before they meet in the main event of a SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION this Saturday, December 19 in a Premier Boxing Champions event. (photos by Amanda Westcott)


Also stepping on the scale for their respective matchups taking place on the telecast beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT were welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis and veteran contender Chris van Heerden, who meet in the 12-round co-main event, plus unbeaten bantamweight Antonio Russell and former world champion Juan Carlos Payano, who kick off the telecast in a 10-round duel.


The event is promoted by TGB Promotions and takes place from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., Rodríguez vs. Gaballo is promoted in association with Warriors Boxing and Fresh Productions. Ennis vs. Van Heerden is promoted in association with D&D Boxing.


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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Bronx2245 on 12-18-2020

Let's Go Boots! Philly Stand Up! 2021 is [B]STRAP SEASON![/B] Ennis vs. Stanionis! PBC, make it happen!

Comment by BoloShot on 12-18-2020

I've just noticed how narrow Ennis' waist is. Total absence of pelvic bones there.

Comment by hitmanjosh on 12-18-2020

I only say this because we are getting tired of him beating guys with only 20% of his skill set as if we should be trilled and look forward to him beating another bum and I hate to use that…

Comment by RoadMan94 on 12-18-2020

Good luck “BOOTS”. Not like you’ll need it! 👌🏽 . Tipped for the TOP in my opinion.... Heir to the welterweight throne. And so Enjoyable to watch. Love how he expresses himself in the ring.

Comment by Joeboxeo on 12-18-2020

Good to see 'Boots' Ennis back in action. This kid is a future champ! Van Heerden has no chance Jaron by KO inside 6

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