Ennis Would Beat Spence And Crawford, ‘Bud’ Responds

November 15, 2023
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Jaron Ennis would beat both Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford.

That is according to Roiman Villa’s promoter, Sampson Lewkowicz. Ennis recently faced Villa and stopped the fighter in a dominant display with a tenth-round-stoppage win.

The victory retained Ennis’ IBF interim welterweight title. And in the process of doing so, Ennis remained on course to face the winner of Spence vs. Crawford.

Prior to the loss, Villa had only lost one bout against Marcos Villasana in a split-decision loss.

But the manner of Ennis’ victory was telling. Villa was hospitalized with a broken nose before being released, showing how much damage Ennis had inflicted. 

As such, Lewkowicz backed Ennis to get the better of the two fighters if they ever squared off against each other.  

“I knew [Villa] was coming to fight, but nobody can beat this kid, Jaron Ennis, in that division – nobody. That’s including the champions [Spence and Crawford].

“He would beat both of them. Neither one of them will fight him. Both of them will go to ’54. Nobody wants a piece of this kid, I can tell you that much.

“The only one who wanted to fight him was Villa. He was really hungry. He took the punches and he hurt [Ennis] a couple of times. But this kid is something else. Ennis is the best [welterweight] I’ve seen in 20 years.

“Hopefully it’s a one-sided fight, nobody get a rematch. And I’ll be next, you know,” Lewkowicz

Nevertheless, the chances of the fight happening are slim. Spence and Crawford will face off on July 29th, 2023, with the winner becoming the undisputed welterweight champion, the first one in the four-belt era.

However, there is a chance that both fighters will move up in weight irrespective of the result. That would put an end to a fight between Ennis and the winner at 147.

But even if that were the case, Ennis would be promoted to a full IBF welterweight champion. So either way, Ennis has put himself in a great position. 

Bud On Ennis

And by the looks of it, Ennis is already attracting attention from the big names. Crawford expanded on how there were comparisons being made between Ennis and himself.

So much so that he admitted he saw parallels between him and the IBF interim welterweight champion.

Both fighters are currently undefeated, as well as possessing star-knockout power.

Although Crawford may have stopped all of his opponents at welterweight, Ennis is not far behind. In his 31 fights, Ennis has a remarkable 28 knockouts to his name. 

And that is unlikely to slow down since the boxer will be entering his prime. At the age of 26, Ennis’ record speaks for itself.

And in the process of doing so, Crawford give his props to Ennis whom he felt was deserving of a title shot.

But the star did not go as far as stating that he would face Ennis himself. 

“I always said Boots [Ennis] was a great talent. I always told everybody that I supported him. They always said he reminded them so much of me.

“I kind of see myself in him. Yes, he deserves a title shot, but his time will come, but right now, business is business,” Crawford 

Crawford On Spence

This is understandable since Crawford even went as far as to state that he could have walked away from the sport without Errol Spence.

The WBO champion expanded on how he had already reached the pinnacle of the sport by becoming undisputed at lightweight.

Therefore, regardless of what happens in the Spence fight, his legacy has been set in stone. After all, Spence has not managed to achieve undisputed status as of yet. 

“Yes, Errol is my biggest dance partner, but career-wise and legacy-wise, I didn’t need Errol. I didn’t need Errol career-wise & legacy-wise,” Crawford 

However, the overwhelming consensus would have been that Crawford ducked Spence if he did not fight him.

And no fighter is immune to this criticism, even the very best have suffered. Despite Floyd Mayweather going undefeated, he was accused of not facing some of the biggest names.

Case in point, Winky Wright. Despite an agreement in place for a fight with Mayweather, the fight did not materialize with many believing that it was too much of a risk for ‘TBE.’ After all, Mayweather would have had to move up to 154 lbs. 

But now that the fight is here, the welterweight division is in a good place. After Crawford and Spence, ‘Boots’ appears to be the man to take over the division.

And with the belts potentially becoming vacant after Spence and Crawford, the 147 division could soon see the next generation of stars emerging. 

And that is the most important thing for the sport of boxing moving forward. You can stay up-to-date with the latest happenings in the world of boxing by visiting boxingblitz right here.