Jaron 'Boots' Ennis fights for the IBF interim welterweight champion against Ukrainian fighter Karen Chukhadzhian on the undercard for Gervonta 'Tank' Davis vs.Hector Luis Garcia. Ennis' most recent clash was defeating Custio Clayton in May when he stopped his opponent in the second.
Chukhadzhian's last fight was in July, Germany - the country he fights out of - when he beat Blake Minto to retain the IBF Inter-Continental welterweight title.
Here's everything you need to know about Ennis vs. Chukhadzhian.
When Is Ennis Vs. Chukhadzhian?
Date: Saturday, January 7
Main card: 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. GMT
Ennis vs. Chukhadzhian ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. GMT
The main card is set to get underway at 9 p.m. ET / 2 a.m. GMT with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 11 p.m. ET / 4 a.m. GMT/ these timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
What has been Said?
Jaron Ennis: “I can’t wait to start 2023 off right by putting on another explosive performance for my fans,” said Ennis. “I respect all my opponents and am training harder than ever to come out victorious on January 7 to move one step closer to becoming world champion. Next year is going to be the most significant year of my career and it all starts with this fight. My time is now.”
Karen Chukhadzhian: “When the offer to fight Jaron Ennis came to us, we immediately agreed,” said Chukhadzhian. “Ennis is a very good boxer. However, both Armenian and Ukrainian blood flows through my veins, and I’m not traveling to the U.S. for a check, but with the goal of showing that all of the hard work we put in was not in vain. We are preparing in the gym, where there is no water and light because of the war. But what doesn’t break us only makes us stronger. I’m confident I will have my hand raised on January 7!”
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