PHOTOS | JARON ENNIS VS. SERGEY LIPINETS FIGHT NIGHT


Rising welterweight star Jaron “Boots” Ennis aced the hardest take a look at of his skilled profession with a sensational sixth-round knockout win over former world champion Sergey Lipinets within the fundamental occasion on Saturday night time’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast, stay on SHOWTIME from Mohegan Solar Area in Uncasville, Conn., in a Premier Boxing Champions occasion. 

The win places Philadelphia’s Ennis (27-0, 25 KOs) one step nearer to his first world title alternative as he dismantled the previous 140-pound world champion over six rounds of their welterweight battle. As he has completed usually all through his profession, the 23-year-old switched effortlessly between an orthodox and southpaw stance and exhibited super energy from either side.

Ennis completed the combat with an eye-popping 53% join fee on his energy punches and out-landed Lipinets 91 to 48. “I’ll at all times be laborious on myself after I look again at my efficiency,” mentioned Ennis. “My objective is to maintain getting higher, sharper, quicker and stronger so I can change into world champion. So long as I maintain preventing high guys, I’m blissful. I really feel like I shall be world champion by the top of this 12 months or starting of subsequent 12 months. Endurance is the important thing although.” 

The 32-year-old Joe Goossen-trained Lipinets (16-2-1, 12 KOs) of Woodland Hills, Calif., confirmed willpower in weathering the onslaught of mixtures from Ennis. An uppercut floored the Kazakhstan-born Lipinets and despatched him to the canvas for the second time in his skilled profession within the fourth spherical. Previous to tonight, Lipinets had solely been down in his different skilled loss which got here by the hands of four-division world champion Mikey Garcia. 

“Lipinets has been in there with one of the best earlier than, so I wasn’t stunned he held up for some time,” added Ennis. “I knew he’d be sturdy. That’s why I didn’t leap on the gasoline instantly. I simply took my time and broke him down.” 

Within the sixth spherical, Ennis poured it on Lipinets from all angles as he fantastically assembled mixtures. The budding celebrity has but to go previous the sixth spherical in his skilled profession as he has amassed a outstanding 89% knockout ratio.

Ennis was up 49-45 on two scorecards and 50-44 on the ultimate judges’ card previous to the appropriate hook to left uppercut mixture that resulted within the combat being stopped at 2:11 of spherical six.

Saturday night time marked Ennis’ first time headlining SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING “I feel I graduated tonight,” acknowledged Ennis. “It’s on the up and up now. It’s onto greater and higher fights now.” 



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