Philadelphia’s Jaron Ennis is widely-regarded as one of the best talents in boxing and aims to show why he is the welterweight division’s next big thing with a dynamic performance against former world title challenger Thomas Dulorme at the Michelob ULTRA Arena in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Ennis (27-0, 25 KOs & 1 NC) is knocking on the door of a world title shot in 2022, but must first negotiate a solid test against veteran Dulorme this weekend. The Puerto Rican challenged Terence Crawford (LTKO6) for the WBO 140lbs crown in April 2015 and previously dropped and travelled the distance with WBA Super champion Yordenis Ugas, as well as forcing a draw with two-weight champion Jessie Vargas.
“Dulorme said he has experience, but I’ve been boxing all of my life, since before I could walk. I’ve sparred pros since I was 12. This is nothing new to me and he’s going to see that on Saturday night,” said switch-hitter Ennis.
“I’m going to continue to do what I’ve been doing, and that’s putting on dominating performances. Everyone knows I’m in and out like a robbery. On Saturday night, you can expect fireworks. I’m going to look good and come out victorious in knockout fashion. We’re not looking for the knockout, but we’re going to let it come naturally. And it’s definitely going to come.
“I feel like I’m the most talented welterweight in the division. I’m great at everything. I can fight from either side and I can box or fight on the inside. A lot of guys don’t want to prepare for someone who can do all that I can do. After I make this statement on Saturday night, I’m ready to keep moving up the ladder.
“I’m not worried about what Dulorme did against other fighters. I’m going to do me, and put on a beautiful performance for everyone watching. I’m coming home victorious with that knockout.”
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