New Boots Ennis opponent named

Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis (31-0, 28 KOs)  will now defend his IBF welterweight title against David Avanesyan (30-4-1 18 KOs) at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday July 13, live worldwide on DAZN. Avanesyan replaces Cody Crowley, who was ruled out a few days ago for medical reasons.

Boots Ennis: “Now that Crowley is officially not my opponent, I actually like Avanesyan as a better opponent. He will put up a better fight which will be what I want. July 13, don’t miss this beautiful, outstanding performance!”

David Avanesyan: “Jaron Ennis is a world-class boxer who I respect highly and is a potential huge star, and on July 13, we will find out if he is the real deal.”

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  • Probably the best they could do. In the rankings virtually everyone either fought recently or had a fight scheduled.

    • Fighting someone in the top 10 is difficult to do at short notice. Avanesyan is a good test (for Boots) in my opinion.

  • – I am amped that I will be attending this event in my hometown of South Philly.
    – Paid less than $100, including all fees, for a 100-level ticket.
    – Don’t really have a dog in the main event, just looking for a good fight.
    – South Philly here I come!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Gary, you’re in a prime location. Few miles this, a few miles that way and there’s plenty of fights to see live. Do you go to the amateur tournaments of low rank fights as well? I try to catch it all. Sometimes, it’s a jewel in the ruff. A fight is a fight.

      • Peter:
        – You are correct that I am lucky (regarding Boxing) to be on the East Coast.
        – I also have tickets to the Shakur Stevenson event at the Prudential Center in Newark, Zoo Jersey.
        – I have never been to an amateur tournament.
        – Back in the day, when USA Network’s Tues Night Fights were on the air, they would broadcast often from the Legendary Blue Horizon in North Philly. That was the best building to watch live fights.
        – When I go to the fights, I am there for the very first undercard bout, as some of the best action that I have witnessed live was from fighters just starting out and going at it for 4 rounds.
        – Take care.
        – Gary G.

  • Crowley is being slept on. Good fighter. Doesn’t lose many rounds! Different test here. I like it

  • Definitely a good replacement. D.A. is a solid fighter, just ran into a prime Crawford.

  • I agree with everyone here that Avanesyan is a solid replacement and probably the best they could find in less than a month’s notice. Being Avanesyan went six rounds with a still-prime Bud Crawford a year and a half ago, this will be an incentive for Boots to one-up Crawford’s performance. It’d be quite the feather in Boots cap if he can get Avanesyan out of there early and in dominant fashion. Being it appears Crawford will be moving to 154, this could be a golden opportunity for Boots to stake his claim for welterweight supremacy.

    • No. Not against a #12 ranked fighter. He’s been given a belt, let’s see him in there with a top five guy first.

  • I don’t understand how a lot of these “So Called” stars NEVER fight anyone till they finally get the title fight they want : “Boots” hasn’t fought ANY body yet !!!

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