UNDEFEATED RISING STAR JARON ENNIS ON SHOWTIME BOXING WITH RASKIN & MULVANEY IN ADVANCE OF THIS SATURDAY’S WELTERWEIGHT FIGHT
“I can’t wait to be a pay-per-view star and take over boxing. I’m doing it slowly but surely.” – Ennis
LISTEN (Ennis Interview Begins at 48:30) – https://bit.ly/2nXaIwJ
WHAT: Undefeated welterweight sensation Jaron “Boots” Ennis appears on this week’s edition of the SHOWTIME BOXING WITH RASKIN & MULVANEY podcast to preview his bout with once-beaten Argentinian Demian Daniel Fernandez on this Saturday’s SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION beginning live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Dort Federal Events Center in Flint, Mich.
Philadelphia’s Ennis joins veteran boxing reporters Eric Raskin and Kieran Mulvaney to discuss his beloved Eagles, the origins of his nickname, his unique way of breaking down his opponents and what lies ahead for the highly regarded prospect.
“I’m young and I’m hungry so I got to be exciting for the fans and I have to give the fans what they want to see,” Ennis tells Raskin and Mulvaney. “What they want to see is us two having fun and they want to see you get a knockout too. I give you everything in one. I can box, I can move, I can fight southpaw or orthodox, I have speed and power. Whatever you want, I have it.”
Ennis returned from a nine-month layoff due to a promotional dispute in August, picking up where he left off with a first-round TKO of Franklin Mamani. The 22-year-old was named ESPN’s fifth best prospect in the sport in 2018 and was tabbed as one of the top 25 most intriguing boxers age 25 or younger by The Athletic in August 2019. On a trajectory towards superstardom, Ennis sees big things ahead in his future.
“After I do my thing on Saturday night, we are looking for the bigger and better names. But it’s not my fault. We called for everybody in the top 15, the guys with the names and they’re not answering. They’re not taking the fight. They ask for more money; we give it to them and they’re still not taking the fight. I’m just fighting the people put in front of me and I’m going to keep winning until I get to the top…I can’t wait until it’s my turn to fight in front of millions of people. TV, arenas, pay-per-view, everything. I can’t wait to be a pay-per-view star and take over boxing. I’m doing it slowly but surely.”