Elite welterweight talent Jaron Ennis appears to have a sky-high ceiling as a fighter. Having brushed aside the usually sturdy Sergey Lipinets in just six rounds earlier this month, the flashy Philadelphian is angling for one of the world’s finest 147-pounders in his next fight.
Ennis (27-0, 25 KOs and 1 NC) hopes a 2021 bout against the likes of former champions Shawn Porter or Keith Thurman will prove his threat to the 147lbs division is an immediate one as he targets a world title opportunity at the end of the year or early 2022 at the very latest.
The brilliant, 23-year-old switch-hitter appears one of those rare talents who is truly ready for anyone.
“I can box, I fight on the inside, I’m strong, fast, powerful, everything you need I have it and I’m well rounded in everything. I think in this division, they’re only good at one thing or two things, but I’m good at everything,” Ennis told Brian Custer on ‘The Last Stand Podcast’.
“I want a top three or top five guy (the Keith Thurmans, Shawn Porters, Yordenis Ugas) that way it will put me in line for a world title by the end of the year or the beginning of 2022. I just want all the great fights and fight all the best fighters and that’s the goal.
“I haven’t shown the world my full potential, I’ve shown like 30%, 40%. I feel like I really haven’t had to go into my bag yet to show my full potential and in my last fight I was just warming up and I end up getting a knockout.
“That’s the goal, fight the best, work my way up, I know I got to work my way up, I know they’re not just going to pick me and fight me and I respect it. I’m going to continue to work my way up to the world title, keep beating everybody they put in front of me and eventually I’ll be a world champion. I figure it will be the end of this year or beginning of 2022.”
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