Former amateur standout returns to action November 11th on ONEWorldSports
PHILADELPHIA – October 18, 2016 – Jaron “Boots” Ennis (6-0, 5KO) has a busy schedule these days. While many big name fighters sit idle, waiting for their phones to ring with news of a fight, Boots’ phone won’t stop ringing. The former amateur standout made his professional debut in April and has already racked up six wins with five coming by knockout. The 19 year-old welterweight is scheduled to make his television debut on ONEWorldSports from Philadelphia on November 11th.
Sunday, Ennis took time out from training to attend the ninth annual Briscoe Awards, a yearly event in Philadelphia named for Bennie Briscoe, where he was awarded Amateur of the Year for an outstanding 2015 amateur run. Ennis won four National Championships in 2015, cementing his win and drawing the attention of managers, promoters and media across the country. “It felt good because I had a lot of accomplishments in 2015. It’s a really big deal, and a great honor to win a Briscoe Award,” said Ennis.
It was the second Briscoe Award for Ennis, who was honored with the Everett Brothers Award in 2014 for his outstanding amateur performance. Boots’ brother Derek “Pooh” Ennis preceded his younger sibling in winning two Briscoe Awards. “He was really happy for me,” added Boots.
“Boots is a tremendous talent,” said manager Cameron Dunkin. “He has a very solid amateur background and comes from a wonderful fighting family.” Ennis is trained by his father, Derek “Bozy” Ennis.
Ennis’ promoter, Victory Boxing Promotions’ Chris Middendorf was in attendance Sunday. “I’m really proud of him, and I suspect this won’t be the last time we see him on stage at the Briscoe Awards,” said Middendorf. “We plan to fight him often in Philadelphia, beginning with our November 11th event at 2300 Arena.”
Jaron “Boots” Ennis fights Friday, November 11th at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia, and televised live on ONEWorldSports. Tickets start at $40, and are available at VictoryBoxingPromotions.com.