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Who won Ennis vs Heerden?
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Emmanuel Rodriguez losing to Reymart Gaballo for the WBC World Bantamweight championship. Also, on the undercard Gary Antonio Russell beat Juan Carlos Payano.
Ennis vs Heerden stats
Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 26 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Chris Van Heerden made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ennis had a massive power advantage over Van Heerden, boosting at 92% knock out percentage over Van Heerden's 43%.
Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis was the younger man by 10 years, at 25 years old.
Ennis had a height advantage of 1 inch over Van Heerden. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis fought out of the orthodox stance, while Chris Van Heerden was a southpaw.
Ennis was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 9 year and 7 months later than Van Heerden, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 145 less professional rounds, 91 to Van Heerden's 236.
Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBC, 7 by the WBO and 10 by the IBF at welterweight.
Ennis vs Heerden form
Ennis remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Juan Carlos Abreu on 19th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Bakhtiyar Eyubov on 10th January 2020 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Ocean Resort Casino, New Jersey.
Going into that contest, he had beat Demian Daniel Fernandez on 5th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Dort Federal Event Center, Michigan.
Before that, he had defeated Franklin Mamani on 23rd August 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Main Street, Oklahoma.
He had won against Raymond Serrano on 16th November 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania.
Chris Van Heerden had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis on 19th December 2020 by technical decision in their 1 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Aslanbek Kozaev on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Banc of California Stadium, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mahonri Montes on 23rd March 2019 by technical decision in their 6 round contest at The Hangar, California.
Before that, he had won against Sacky Shikukutu on 22nd October 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.
He had beat Steve Claggett on 16th April 2016 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Downtown Las Vegas Event Center, Nevada, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis had been fighting more than Chris Van Heerden.
Going to this contest, Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis had last fought 2 years, 4 months and 11 days ago, while Chris Van Heerden's last outing had been 2 years, 1 month and 11 days ago.
Ennis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Van Heerden's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 9 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What time did Ennis vs Heerden start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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