Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis gunning for his 16th straight knockout on Saturday night

Anthony Cocks

Australian-based boxing journalist Anthony Cocks has been covering the sport for over 15 years for various print and online publications. He refuses to believe that Roberto Duran ever lost to Tommy Hearns and says that Jeff Fenech would destroy Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali on the same night.

Follow Anthony Cocks on: Twitter | Facebook
KO Boxing Forum

Fast-rising welterweight contender Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis 25-0 (23) won’t se satisfied with anything less than a knockout when he faces Juan Carlos Abreu 23-5-1 (21) in a scheduled 10-round bout at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville Connecticut on Saturday night.

The 23-year-old Philly fighter is on a 15-fight knockout streak going back three years with none of those fights lasting past the fourth round. Abreu has never been stopped.

“We never prepare one way for one person. We prepare all the way around because you never know how that guy is going to come out. We mix everything up,” Ennis said.

See Also

“Whatever he brings, we are going to be ready. I’m going to go out there, do my thing, be smart, have my fun and get that stoppage at the end of the night.

“My last fight, I did good, but there were a lot of things I watched that I could have done better – so that’s what we worked on in this camp, and you guys will see on Saturday night. Being more relaxed and not rushing and letting it come to me.

“You’ve just got to let the knockout come. You’ve got to feel it, you can’t just go in there and go for the knockout. That’s how you get tired and lose your cool or even get hit with punches that you shouldn’t be getting hit with.

“Most definitely I’m ready for a title shot, I’ve been ready. After Saturday night I’ll probably get a title eliminator and then sometime in 2021 I’ll be world champion.

“It feels great to put Philadelphia on my back. I can’t wait to perform and show the rest of the world my talent on Saturday night.”

Dominican Abreu, 33, has mixed with good quality opposition throughout his nine year pro career.

Four of his five losses have come to undefeated fighters, while the fifth was against savvy veteran Humberto Soto six years ago.

“I’m feeling great and I prepared very well for this fight. I’m ready to show the best version of myself on Saturday night,” Abreu said.

“I know Ennis is a good young fighter, so it’s going to be his youth versus my experience. I’ve fought a lot of younger fighters with good abilities, so we’ll see what he has on Saturday. My losses have given me the wisdom and experience to deal with someone like Jaron Ennis.

“My fellow Dominican Jeison Rosario winning his titles gave me a lot of motivation and gave the whole country a lot of motivation. It showed me that we can make it to the top level and it helps me keep pushing forward.

“Ennis is a good fighter just like all the prospects I’ve faced. I think they put him in over his head. I’ve never been knocked out. So he’s going to have to fight. This is going to be his first actual fight.

“I’m going to do my work like I always do and put him in a position that I’m more comfortable with – that’s fighting into the later rounds. I’m going to do my best work from rounds six through 10.

“I’m not going to allow this fight to go the distance. I’m going to fight him where I’m comfortable. One of us is getting knocked out. If it gets to where I’m behind on points, I’m just going to come forward and try to take him out, even if I end up getting knocked out.

“If he stands and fights, it’s better for me. That’s what I want. I really want one of us to get knocked out. If he is in front of me, it’s a better chance for me. I’m not afraid of losing, but I’m coming to win.”

Read more articles about: ,



Sergey Lipinets unfazed by late change of opponent, ready for…

Sergey Lipinets unfazed by late change of opponent, ready for Custio Clayton

Former IBF junior welterweight champion Sergey Lipinets 16-1 (12) says a late change in opponent won’t make any difference to him when he faces undefeated Canadian Custio Clayton 18-0 (12) for the interim IBF welterweight title at the Mohegan Sun Cas…

Eddie Hearn claims Deontay Wilder has bottled it after Tyson…

Eddie Hearn claims Deontay Wilder has bottled it after Tyson Fury fight cancelled

Eddie Hearn has claimed Deontay Wilder 42-1-1 (41) either doesn’t want a third fight with Tyson Fury 30-0-1 (21) or his team is simply inept at contract negotiations. The 32-year-old Fury claimed the WBC heavyweight title with a dominant seventh-r…

Carlos Cuadras ready to roll over Juan Francisco Estrada to…

Carlos Cuadras ready to roll over Juan Francisco Estrada to line up Chocolatito Gonzalez rematch

Former WBC super flyweight champion Carlos ‘Principe’ Cuadras 39-3-1 (27) is looking to regain his old title when he takes on current WBC 115-pound champion Juan Francisco ‘El Gallo’ Estrada 40-3 (27) in their rematch at the TV Azteca Studios in Mexi…

Carlos Takam firms as favourite to face Tyson Fury in…

Carlos Takam firms as favourite to face Tyson Fury in December

Carlos Takam 39-5-1 (28) has emerged as the frontrunner to face WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury 30-0-1 (21) in London on December 5. Fury was expected to face Deontay Wilder for a third time in December but walked away from the fight when the …

Leo Santa Cruz ready to show Tank Davis who the…

Leo Santa Cruz ready to show Tank Davis who the real monster is

WBA super featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz 37-1-1 (19) is relishing his role as underdog ahead of his clash with undefeated lightweight Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis 23-0 (22) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on October 31. “I’m looking forward…

Danny Roman back in the gym, calls out Luis Nery

Danny Roman back in the gym, calls out Luis Nery

Former unified super bantamweight champion Danny ‘The Baby-Faced Assassin’ Roman 28-3-1 (10) has his sights set on undefeated WBC 122-pound titleholder Luis ‘Pantera’ Nery 31-0 (24). Nery picked up the vacant title with a 12-round unanimous decisi…


Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24