Regardless of weight classes and no matter the time, the sport of boxing has always had super fights. Whether it was Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier in the early 1970s, Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao in the mid-2010s, to the long-awaited showdown between Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford, the sport has always found two budding stars to pit against one another.
Being a historian of the game, Derek “Bozy” Ennis, father and trainer of IBF-interim welterweight champion, Jaron “Boots” Ennis, has thoroughly enjoyed those big-time clashes. Although it hasn't quite marinated long enough, Derek believes that another super fight could soon join those historical ranks.
With Jaron stamping himself as a must-see fighter, Vergil Ortiz Jr. has quickly done the same. The 24-year-old from Dallas, Texas, continues to mow down the competition, forcing all of his foes to succumb to his relentless pressure and mind-numbing power.
In Derek’s view, when the dust eventually clears, he’s convinced that both Ortiz and his son will remain as the last two standing.
“I do, I do,” said Bozy to BoxingScene.com when asked if he believes his son and Ortiz have the makings of a super fight. “Because of the way they building him. They doing a good job.”
Indeed, as Derek alludes to, Ortiz, who’s currently promoted by Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions, has racked up impressive victory after impressive victory. In the coming months, he'll look to secure his biggest win to date. When their rescheduled date is finalized, Ortiz (19-0, 19 KOs) will attempt to rip away the WBA “Regular” title from the steady hands of Eimantas Stanionis.
Far from your run-of-the-mill dance partner, Stanionis (14-0, 9 KOs) has diligently worked his way up the welterweight rankings in his own right. Derek though, grits his teeth when asked to make an official prediction. While difficult to make his selection, the renowned trainer opts to go with the more pragmatic choice.
“It’s a tough fight because they both fight similar. They coming right to you but I have to sway to Ortiz because he’s a puncher. It’s gonna be a war though from the beginning.”