Philly’s Jaron “Boots” Ennis an Olympic Hopeful in the Making
By Ken Hissner, Dog House Boxing (Oct 10, 2015)
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Derek “Pooh” Ennis, 24-5-1, is the oldest at 34 who won the USBA Super welterweight title in July of 2010. Farah “Quiet Storm” Ennis, 22-2, won the NABF Super middleweight title in November of 2010. Now comes along recently turned 18 year-old Jaron “Boots” Ennis who has had an outstanding 2015. It all started in January when Ennis won the Youth National Championships in Reno, NV. He defeated Josue Vargas, Aadam Ali, Richardson Hitchens and Ivan Franco.
In May Ennis took the National Golden Gloves championship. He is looking forward to the Box Offs December 7th thru the 13th in Reno, NV. He is a 4-time National Champion having won 3 this year.
At the GG’s in May Ennis defeated boxers Bryson Nuckles, Kansas-Oklahoma, Burim Beqiri Michigan, Richardson Hitchens, New York, Kevin Ventura, Omaha and Jonathan Jarabek, CO/NM in the 141 lb. division.
At Olympic trials qualifiers in Philadelphia Ennis defeated David Craddock, Columbus, OH, 3-0; Eric Chandler, Gloucester City, NJ, TKO1; David Sample, Jr., Las Vegas, NV; Abraham Nova, Albany, NY and Jamaine Ortiz-Rodriguez, Worcester, Mass. 3-0 (championship). He also won the Outstanding Boxing Award. Boxing-Scoop.com shows 15 of Ennis’ fights going 14-1 prior to winning the Philly tournament where he went 5-0. “I am 40-2,” said Ennis.
He lost a disputed decision to Gary Antaunne Russell in May of 2014 in the finals of the GG tournament. The first one he isn’t sure of the name and it was when he was 11 though he thought he won and when he was 13 he stopped the same kid.
“I’m ready to win this tournament and any other tournaments I have to win to represent Team USA at 141 lbs. in Rio at the 2016 Olympics!” said Ennis.
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