IBF welterweight champion Jaron Ennis makes a title defence against David Avanesyan this Saturday.

He had originally been due to take on Cody Crowley, but the Canadian was forced to withdraw from the fight because of an eye injury. 

For Avanesyan, this is his second attempt at a world title after being beaten by Terence Crawford when the pair faced off for the WBO welterweight title in 2022. 

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Ennis vs. Avanesyan.

When is Ennis vs. Avanesyan?

  • Date: Saturday, July 13 

  • Time: 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. UK (Sunday) 

  • Main event ringwalks (approx): 10:37 p.m. ET / 3:37 a.m. UK (Sunday)

The event will begin at 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. UK with the Ennis vs. Avanesyan ringwalks scheduled for 10:37 p.m. ET / 3:37 a.m. UK. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. 

What has been said?

“As much it was late notice with signing for the fight, he was already in tremendous shape,”
“As he’s got older the camps have got shorter. As he comes in [to camp] a stone (14-pounds) above fighting weight, we’re not far away, he’s very comfortable with it. It’s a world title and he’ll do everything to get the win.”
“I want the best fighters, he’s one of the best fighters but that’s what I want,”
“It’s good chance for me, it’s not like I’m starting my career, I want the best. I love the fact he’s one of the so-called best.”
“He’s all-around very good but he’s vulnerable to being hit,”
“Why is [the inactivity] a problem? No problem, I’m hungry.
“I just want to beat him. It’s my last chance.”
“Crawford is No. 1 in the world [pound-for-pound] for me,”
“it’s a big experience for me, now against Ennis it’s a big step for me. I do my best. I give everything to win this fight for my family.”
“I see it as hard as the Crawford fight but Ennis hasn’t been operating at the same level Crawford has,”
“David will improve off the Crawford performance. There’s one thing for sure, David is very, very dangerous.
“We’re under no illusion we’re the underdog but I’ve got one dangerous man, who just doesn’t care and that’s dangerous for Ennis.”


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