Avanesyan Undeterred by Ennis’ Reputation Ahead of Title Fight

David Avanesyan vs. Jaron Ennis

David Avanesyan doesn’t rate IBF welterweight champion Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis as the best fighter he’s faced in his career. Avanesyan, set to challenge Ennis on July 13th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, believes he has encountered more talented fighters over his 15-year career.

A Career Filled with Top Talent

The Armenia-born Avanesyan has fought many well-known fighters, including:

  • Terence Crawford
  • Shane Mosley (at 44 years old)
  • Lamont Peterson
  • Josh Kelly
  • Egidijus Kavaliauskas
  • Kerman Lejarraga
  • Charlie Navarro
  • Kaizer Mabuza

While Crawford might be considered better than Ennis, fans remain uncertain due to Crawford’s age. The upcoming fight will help determine if Ennis is the toughest opponent Avanesyan has faced. However, due to Avanesyan’s inactivity and being a late substitute, Ennis may not receive full credit even if he wins by knockout.

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Avanesyan (30-4-1, 18 KOs), 35, stepped in as a replacement for Cody Crowley, who withdrew due to an eye issue. He hasn’t fought since his sixth-round knockout by WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford on December 10, 2022, in Omaha, Nebraska, a fight he still disputes due to Crawford’s gloves.

Avanesyan Dismisses Ennis’ Top Ranking

“Not top one. I’ve had many top fights. He’s a good boxer. I can’t say now that Jaron Ennis is #1,” Avanesyan told Boxing News.

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