David Avanesyan replaces Cody Crowley in Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis IBF World Welterweight title shot

Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis will defend his IBF World Welterweight title against former WBA world champion David Avanesyan at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday July 13, live worldwide on DAZN.

Ennis (31-0 28 KOs) defends his crown for the first time in a long-awaited Philly homecoming, fighting at home for the first time since November 2018.

The 26-year-old, born and raised in Germantown, returns to action just over a year since his stylish 10th round KO win over Roiman Villa in Atlantic City. During that fight, Ennis successfully defended his interim title before being elevated to full champion.

Avanesyan (30-4-1 18 KOs) is aiming to become a World ruler for the second time, having been elevated to WBA king after winning the interim title in May 2016 in Arizona against ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley, losing the strap by the finest of margins in his defence against Lamont Peterson in February 2017 in Cincinnati.

The 35 year old has already had a crack at two-time by taking on Terence Crawford for the WBO crown in Omaha in December 2022, an opportunity that followed a long reign as European champion that included a pair of KO wins over Kerman Lejarraga and spiteful KOs over British duo Josh Kelly and Liam Taylor.

His last fight was in December 2023, against Serge Ambomo, forcing a retirement after four rounds to make it seven knockouts from his last seven victories.

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