One Welterweight phenom already got his victory in the 📖books 2 weeks ago (Vergil Ortiz), so the other young standout plans to make a statement of his own, that being 23 year old Philly-bred 🇺🇸Jaron “Boots” Ennis (26-0-0, 24KO👊). The skilled youngster will take a massive step up in competition, to face a former IBF Junior-Welterweight titlist, that being underrated, dangerous contender 🇰🇿🇷🇺Sergey “Samurai” Lipinets (16-1-1, 12KO👊), who is chomping at the bit for these type of assignments.
Over the last two years, the boxing world has taken note of Ennis’s natural talent, and so have the higher ranking Welterweights, who are well aware that some of them in the near future will have to deal with the natural talent, and improving boxing IQ that he takes with him into the ring. While he has never fought anyone at the level that Lipinets is at, he is clearly over-equipped to handle and comport himself well against someone of notable Championship quality.
As for Lipinets, there is no tricks, flash, or flare to what he does inside and outside of the ring. He doesn’t say much, and his approach is old school – he knows what side his bread is buttered on in terms of his skill level, which ranks pretty high, making him a very respected contender in the current Welterweight climate. As a reminder to the level that he is at, he fought 4-division Titlist 🇺🇸Mikey Garcia very close at 140 lbs. – a more natural weight for Mikey, and Sergey also retired the cagey 🇺🇸Lamont Peterson, knocking him out and ended his career.
Long story short, this is the type of opponent that Ennis needs on his pursuit towards potential greatness, and for Sergey, he has enough skills to where he believes he can make things happen. This bout will be on Saturday, April 10th, and it will take place in Uncasville, Connecticut at the 🎰Mohegan Sun Casino. The fight can be seen on 📺Showtime Championship Boxing. The main card is set to start at 9 P.M. EST.