By Chris Williams: Unbeaten interim IBF welterweight champion Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis (30-0, 27 KOs) is rumored to be defending his title in opposition to Roiman Villa (26-1, 24 KOs) within the co-feature spot on the Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis vs. Ryan Garcia card on Showtime PPV.
Ennis vs. Villa may wind up stealing the present from the primary occasion struggle between Tank Davis and Kingry Garcia, which can seemingly be a complete mismatch that ends in a single or two rounds.
Villa, 29, will stand and struggle, making it an thrilling battle in opposition to Ennis for so long as it lasts. The Venezuelan fighter rallied to defeat beforehand unbeaten Rashidi Ellis (24-1, 15 KOs) by a 12 spherical majority choice earlier this month on January seventh on the Tank vs. Hector Luis Garcia card on the Capitol One Enviornment in Washington, D.C.
Ellis was forward going into the twelfth spherical, however Villa dropped him twice to win a detailed choice by the scores of 114-112, 114-112, and 113-113.
After the struggle, the previous Golden Boy-promoted 29-year-old Ellis mentioned he needed a rematch with Villa instantly. It doesn’t seem like that’s going to occur, although. Villa stands to realize extra by combating Ennis than he does in needlessly working it again in opposition to Ellis, who has nothing to supply him now that he’s been crushed.
Preventing the 26-year-old ‘Boots’ Ennis is clearly the higher deal for Villa as a result of he’ll get an opportunity to get some vital visibility combating him on the Gervonta vs. Ryan Garcia card, which will likely be extensively considered.
Assuming the Ennis-Villa struggle will get made, this needs to be an actual struggle and a far completely different sort of struggle in comparison with ‘Boots’ Ennis’ final contest in opposition to the safety-first Karen Chukhadzhian (21-2, 11 KOs), who confirmed no real interest in standing his floor to attempt to win their struggle on January seventh.
This author has by no means seen a fighter run as a lot as Chukhadzhian in a 12 spherical struggle. He was altering course on a dime, in full flight, attempting to maintain as a lot distance as potential from the highly effective Ennis.
‘Boots’ gained the struggle by the scores 120-108, 120-108, and 120-108, however he was extensively criticized for his incapacity to take the legs away from Chukhadzhian by concentrating on his physique as a substitute of futilely attempting to hit him to the pinnacle, which proved to be unimaginable as a result of working that he was doing.