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Ennis and Crawley split at press conference! – Boxing News 24


On Friday afternoon at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia's undefeated IBF welterweight world champion Jaron “Botts” Ennis and his undefeated IBF No. 1 contender Cody “Warrior of Light” Crowley met ahead of their July 13 bout at the center. which will be available to watch via DAZN. .

(Photo: Andrew McLean/Matchroom)

Both fighters were confident that they would win that night. Before Ennis won his title, he was known as a much-shunned fighter. He won all of his thirty-one fights, twenty-eight of them by stoppage. He made it clear he was looking forward to unifying the titles, but said: “I'm not leaving this fight out of my sights!”

Since previous world welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford left the division in search of a possible match with Unified Super Middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, which would be his biggest money fight at age 38, he opened all titles at 147. Defense only once a year did not give most contenders the same opportunity as the winner of the Ennis-Crawley match.

When he was the No. 1 contender in the IBF USBA rankings, no contender agreed to fight him, so the IBF allowed No. 2 and No. 7 to meet for the vacant title. Talk about being avoided.

So, he wants to not only be a fighting champion, but also fight top-ranked opponents, and Crowley, being a fighter, accepted the offer and the opportunity.

Both fighters have been inactive since last summer. Ennis knocked out Venezuelan Royman “Flaco de Oro” Villa 26-1 in ten rounds on July 8 at The Ballroom, Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Crowley is undefeated in twenty-two fights with nine stoppage victories, most recently fighting on March 25 with a majority decision over Abel Ramos (27-5-2) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. A native of Ontario, Canada, he resided in Las Vegas.

Some of the fans in attendance were unfair when Crowley talked about how his father died from hanging and how he himself lost his site at one point before surgery and considered taking his own life after going through everything , what he had to go through, and was ready for it. opportunity and confidence in victory.

His mother was also present. The fighters on stage went back and forth as teacher-trainer “Bosie” Ennis made it clear that he would deal with the man sitting next to Crowley himself before Hearn settled matters, focusing on the upcoming fight for those sitting next to his fighters .

Hearn said it was the first time he felt Ennis was fighting in his hometown, as the champion established the Wells Fargo Center as his champion in a city that is well known as a city of good fighters.

This will be the first time Ennis has fought in his hometown since he stopped Philadelphia fighter Ray Serrano (24-5) in November 2018. He fought all over the country, mostly at Showtime events, until they stopped promoting boxing.

Both fighters showed confidence and respect for each other. Whenever you see fighters yelling at each other and doing whatever they do to each other, it usually turns out to be a boring fight. It looks like this fight will be good if both don't go that route.

Hearn is exactly what Ennis needs as a promoter to make things happen for him now. While other champions in his division showed no interest in fighting him, Crowley stepped up and accepted the chance to become champion. “I wanted to fight the best champion that he is, even though I was also the No. 1 contender in the WBC,” Crowley said.

When the press's credibility ended, you knew the fans were going to see a good match. Matchroom Boxing will be able to ensure that all of this comes to fruition. Hearn has made it clear that he has been trying to sign Ennis for years and now that he has done so, he will be the one to give him the opportunities he hasn't had in the past.


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