Jaron Ennis believes he is the next big thing in the welterweight division and plans to prove his pedigree when he meets seasoned veteran Thomas Dulorme in a 10-rounder at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas in October 30.

The Philadelphia phenom, rated IBF No. 3, WBO No.5, WBA No. 5 and WBC No. 8, has been preparing for his latest test with his father and trainer Bozy Ennis at Bozy’s Dungeon gym in his hometown as he closes in on a potential world title shot in 2022. Experienced Puerto Rican Dulorme (25-5-1, 16 KOs) stands in his way.

“My dad has me working on some new things to get better,” said the gifted Ennis (27-0, 25 KOs & 1 NC). “We’re working on having me be more relaxed in there and just staying sharp and alert, using my jab and going to the body a lot more. I never look for the knockout. I just go in there and do what I’m supposed to do and I let the knockout come to me, which it usually does.

“Dulorme is a good fighter and I don’t take anything away from him. He’s fought a lot of great guys, world champions, but I’m on a different level right now. I’m coming to take over the welterweight division and he’s in my way. He’s got to go. I’m coming for all the belts.

“It’s wonderful that I’m getting more and more recognition, but that’s not what I do this for. I’m just ready to take over the entire division. I promise this is just the start for me.” 

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