Combat Week: Jaron Ennis vs. Sergey Lipinets, Joe Smith Jr. fights for title


Jaron Ennis has been ready eagerly for this type of step-up struggle.

The 23-year-old welterweight contender, who faces former 140-pound titleholder Sergey Lipinets on Saturday, has been beating up on second-tier opponents. He hopes a victory over a more-respected foe will put him on a collision course with one of the best at 147.

Ennis and Lipinets will struggle on the Mohegan Solar in Uncasville, Conn. The cardboard is on Showtime.

“I’ve been attempting to get these form of guys within the ring for 2, two and half years, prime guys, world champions, Prime 10 guys. And it didn’t occur,” Ennis mentioned on a…


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