Jaron Ennis is willing to move to 154lbs if it means getting a fight against Errol Spence Jr or Terence Crawford.
The unbeaten welterweight returns to action this Saturday night against Custio Clayton in an IBF title eliminator. Spence, the unified 147lbs champion, holds the IBF, WBA and WBC straps while Crawford is the WBO title holder.
‘Boots’ Ennis is seen by many as the leading threat to the two superstars and the 24-year-old would follow them to super-welterweight for a fight if necessary.
“It doesn’t matter to me if Spence and Crawford decide to stay in the division and face me,” said Ennis.
“I’d love to take the belts away from the champion, but if I have to fight for a vacant belt, I’ll see Spence and Crawford at 154 pounds. They can’t go too far.”
Ennis against Clayton takes place in Carson, California and is the chief support to the Jermell Charlo-Brian Castano undisputed super-welterweight title rematch. The unbeaten Philadelphian is ranked in the top 5 across all of the four governing bodies and plans to get everyone’s attention come Saturday night.
“I’m looking to make a big statement come May 14,” said Ennis. “I’m coming to win in dominating fashion and get the knockout. I’m ready to take over this division.”
“This fight is everything to me. This is a big stage and it’s time for me to shine. From here on out, it’s only getting bigger and better. After I do my thing on May 14, we’re just going to keep going up and up. I’m looking to show everyone everything that I’m capable of. My speed, power, defence, ring IQ and footwork. At the end of the night, I’m coming for the knockout.
That’s what the fans are coming to see. I’m going to show them what I can do and close the show with a knockout.”