Top welterweight prospect Jaron “Boots” Ennis will put his undefeated record on the line in a step-up fight against former 140-pound titlist Sergey Lipinets in a Showtime main event on April 10, and the 23-year-old Philadelphia fighter is coming in with his usual full confidence.
“The week before the fight, we are winding it down and sharpening up. It’s been a great training camp. I have been getting better and better each and every day, and I can’t wait to perform next Saturday,” he said.
“He’s a good fighter, but it doesn’t mean anything to me. It’s just another day in the office. He’s a regular person just like anyone else.”
Ennis (26-0, 24 KO) has shown flashy speed and skills in the ring thus far, and also a lot of power — but he doesn’t even think he’s shown the world what he can really do in that department.
“I don’t think I have my man strength yet. I feel it will be one or two more years until I fully have my man strength,” he said.
“The crazy part is, I feel like in a fight, I still haven’t thrown a real power shot and really sat down on a punch yet. Everything I’ve been knocking guys out with has been all natural strength.”
Lipinets (16-1-1, 12 KO) is a step in the right direction, the type of thing Ennis has been calling to get for a while now. It’s here, and it’s a chance for Ennis to really put the 147-pound division on notice next Saturday.