Jaron “Boots” Ennis Signs With Matchroom Boxing!

By Amy A Kaplan - 04/10/2024 - Comments

Promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom have made a big move by signing IBF welterweight champion Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis. The 26-year-old Ennis, with his 31-0 record, 28 has now teamed up with Hearn in a multi-fight deal.

The last time we saw Boots, he was turning Roiman Villa’s lights out in a way that had fans in Atlantic City roaring, knocking out the hard-hitting fighter in the tenth round. That was his 31st victory, and looked great in a fight that was resembled a war from start to finish.

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In Ennis’ previous fight, he captured the IBF interim welterweight title by beating the defensive artist Karen Chukhadzhian by a 12-round unanimous decision.

Boots took some criticism in that fight by failing to attack the body of Chukhadzhian, who was fighting in a safety-first manner the entire contest, running around the ring and using all kinds of tricks to keep from getting knocked out.

Fast forward to November, and with Terence Crawford out of the picture, Ennis found himself sitting pretty with the IBF World Welterweight crown on his head, no interim about it. Now, he’s gearing up for a summer spectacle that’s got everyone’s ears perked up. With Eddie Hearn at the wheel, you know it’s going to be more than just a fight; it’s going to be an event that has folks talking for weeks.

And Boots? The man’s practically vibrating with excitement. Boots has dreams bigger than his punch, aiming for that sweet, sweet status of undisputed World champion. And with Matchroom and DAZN backing him, those dreams might just turn into reality faster than you can say “knockout.”

“I’m excited for this partnership with Eddie Hearn, Matchroom and DAZN,” said Ennis. “I can’t wait to continue making my mark and becoming undisputed World champion. I’ve been out of the ring for a year, and I cannot wait to get back in and do what I do best; entertain the fans and put on clinics. There are blockbuster fights on the horizon for me, and I am ready to deliver them.”

Eddie Hearn can barely contain his glee. Signing Ennis is like hitting the jackpot without even putting a coin in the slot. He’s talking big plans, big fights, and even bigger nights, all wrapped up in the promise of turning Boots into a name that rolls off the tongue as easily in Philly as it does in the boxing halls of fame.

“Wow – What a signing!” said Hearn. “I’ve watched this young man for many years, and I always believed he would become a pound-for-pound great, and I have no doubt he is already the greatest fighter in the division. To win the race to sign Jaron is a massive coup for Matchroom Boxing and DAZN.

“Holding the IBF title in one of boxing’s glamour divisions places Jaron front and center for some of the biggest fights out there in the sport, and we plan to deliver them for him.

“Jaron has everything needed to become a household name both in the sport and in the sporting hotbed of his Philadelphia hometown, where we are committed to building him. Fight fans can get excited for his return in the summer as he looks to hunt down the biggest fights that will elevate him to the pound-for-pound list.”

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