There seems to be no stopping Jaron “Boots” Ennis on his march to the world welterweight title. He won his 20th straight June 1st stopping veteran Mike Arnaoutis, 26-10-2, of Greece at the Showboat Hotel & Casino, in Atlantic City, NJ, at 2:59 of the second round after knocking his opponent down twice in the round.
Ennis is trained by his dad, Derrick “Bozy” Ennis who runs the “Bozy’s Dungeon” in the Kennsington section of Philadelphia over the Harrowgate Gym on Venago Street.
The youngest Ennis is following in his brothers footsteps it seems. Farah Ennis won the vacant NABF Super Middleweight title in November of 2010 stopping Victor Lares, 15-4, in 7 rounds at Harrah’s Resorts, in Atlantic City. He retired in 2015 with a 22-2 (12) record.
The oldest Ennis brother Derek “Pooh” Ennis, 24-5-1 (13), won the PA Super Welterweight title in September of 2008 defeating Troy Browning, 20-2-1, over 10 rounds at the National Guard Armory, in Philadelphia. He won the USBA Super Welterweight title in July of 2010 over Gabe “King” Rosado, 14-4, by a 12 round majority decision at the Philly Arena. He retired in 2014 losing to Caleb Truax, current IBF Super Middleweight champion.
Ennis is co-managed by Cameron Dunkin and his dad “Bozy”. He has been promoted by Chris Middendorf of Victory Promotions who unlike Dunkin is always at all of the fights Ennis has. Dunkin has only seen a couple of the fights when they were out near Nevada which amount to one each in New Mexico and Utah.
Ennis, now 20-0 (18), of Philadelphia, PA, will be fighting in the Main Event July 20th at the Winna Vegas Casino & Resort in Sloan, Iowa, against Armando “The Gentleman” Alvarez, 18-0 (12), of Key West, FL, in defense of the USNBC Silver Welterweight Title.