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Keith Thurman vs Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis preview
When is Thurman vs Ennis?
Keith Thurman could take on Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Thurman vs Ennis stats
Keith Thurman would step into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 30 wins and 0 draws, with 27 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Ennis would have advantage in power over Thurman, with a 90% knock out percentage over Thurman's 73%.
Keith Thurman is the older man by 9 years, at 34 years old.
Ennis has a height advantage of 3 inches over Thurman. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Both Keith Thurman & Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis fight out of an orthodox stance.
Thurman is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 8 years and 5 months earlier than Ennis, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought 81 more professional rounds, 172 to Ennis' 91.
Keith Thurman goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 15 by the WBO, 4 by the IBF and 7 by the RING at welterweight.
Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis is currently ranked number 3 by the RING in the 147lb division.
Thurman vs Ennis form
Keith Thurman has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Mario Barrios on 5th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Welterweight eliminator fight at Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Manny Pacquiao on 20th July 2019 by split decision in their WBA Super World Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Josesito Lopez on 26th January 2019 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had won against Danny Garcia on 4th March 2017 by split decision in their WBC World Welterweight and WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
He had beat Shawn Porter on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Ennis remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Karen Chukhadzhyan on 7th January 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Capital One Arena, Washington, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Custio Clayton on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Going into that contest, he had won against Thomas Dulorme on 30th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada.
Before that, he had defeated Sergey Lipinets on 10th April 2021 by knockout in the 6th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
He had defeated Chris Van Heerden on 19th December 2020 by technical decision in their 1 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
In terms of recent activity, Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis has been fighting more than Keith Thurman.
Keith Thurman last fought 1 year, 1 month and 17 days ago, while Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis' last outing was 2 months and 15 days ago.
Thurman's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 25 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 12 rounds on average.
Ennis' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
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