A 23-year-old American called Jaron Ennis just destroyed another opponent to secure his 16th consecutive win by stoppageSeptember 20, 2020
- One of boxing's best youngsters scored a huge win behind-closed-doors Saturday.
- Jaron "Boots" Ennis preserved his unbeaten record with a sixth round knockout win on a Premier Boxing Champions card broadcast on Showtime.
- His counter right uppercut which floored Juan Carlos Abreu in the fifth looked particularly nasty, but Ennis followed that up with two more knockdowns before the fight was waved off.
- Watch the highlights right here.
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A 23-year-old American called Jaron "Boots" Ennis just destroyed another opponent to secure his 16th consecutive win by stoppage.
Widely regarded as one of boxing's best youngsters, Ennis did to Juan Carlos Abreu, 33, what no fighter had done before as he not only dropped him once but dropped him thrice, and finished him for good in the sixth round.
Abreu was never competitive in the contest, a welterweight match held behind-closed-doors at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Abreu was only able to land two jabs in the entire fight, and even in his most active round — the fifth — he was still out-landed by Ennis at a ratio of three shots to one, and decked with a counter right uppercut for good measure.
Ennis, by contrast, was dominant from the opening bell, landing a career-high record for total punches (117).
"It felt great," Ennis said after the fight, according to Boxing Scene. "Like I said before, I knew I was gonna stop him. I'm just too smart for these guys. I'm different, and I showed that tonight."
Watch Ennis stop Abreu at the start of the highlights package below:
The Ennis showcase preceded a super welterweight main event between re-emerging contender Erickson Lubin and his fellow American Terrell Gausha.
Lubin fought for a world title in 2017 and, though he was brutally knocked out in the first round against Jermell Charlo, he has rebuilt his career and needed a win Saturday to secure a championship rematch against the winner of next weekend's fight between Charlo and Jeison Rosario.
Gausha stunned Lubin with a powerful right in the 10th, but Lubin had otherwise built enough of a lead throughout the bout to claim a victory.
Speaking on the Showtime broadcast after the win, Lubin excused the unexciting 12-rounder on the 10-month layoff imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.
He described Gausha as a "tough competitor," adding: "I definitely want my title shot."
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