When You Box In Philadelphia, You Better Be Good.
Jaron Ennis — He’s More Than Good.

He was born in Germantown and was a son of Philadelphia. From the beginning, two things were evident.

Ennis was a winner, and he had a talent for boxing. 

It’s one thing to be a boxer in Philadelphia. But when you are born and raised in Philly and a boxer from Philly, well then. You’ve got a lot to live up to.

Jaron Ennis is doing all of that and more. He’s coming at you with everything he’s got. It’s more than enough. It always has been.

On July 13th, in Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center — he’ll do it again.

Jaron Ennis was born and raised in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. As an amateur, he won silver and gold medals at the U.S. National Golden Gloves Championships (2014 and 2015).

When Ennis went into the Professional boxing circuit in 2016, he was an instant success. Since then, he has posted a 31–0–1 record, with the only outlier being a no contest. Chris van Heerden suffered a cut in the fight, leading to the decision which disappointed Ennis in December 2020.

Philadelphia has a long history of boxing greatness. Joe Frazier moved here when he was fifteen, and Bernard Hopkins, Benny Bass, and Jack O’Brien were legends.

Philadelphia has deep roots in boxing, too. In 1876, two Philadelphia bare-knuckle fighters, Jimmy Weeden (1846–77) and Billy Walker (1857–76), squared off.

This dominant fighter is coming home. About a month ago, Ennis signed with Matchroom in advance of his next fight, which will be at the Wells Fargo Center on July 13th. It will stream on DAZN.

After a jest of words two weeks ago at the press conference, it’s surely worth seeing — either streaming or on TV.

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