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Boots Ennis-Chris van Heerden added to Dec. 19 Showtime undercard

Boots Ennis-Chris van Heerden added to Dec. 19 Showtime undercard

Jaron “Boots” Ennis stopped Demian Fernandez in three (picture via Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME)
by way of Joseph Santoliquito

The Nonito Donaire-Emmanuel “Manny” Rodriguez WBC bantamweight world title combat on Dec. 19 on Showtime from the Mohegan sun casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, received a extremely beautiful co-function when burgeoning welterweight famous person Jaron “Boots” Ennis takes on Chris van Heerden in a ten-round 147-pound combat, numerous sources validated.

The Donaire-Rodriguez WBC bantamweight world title fight turned into first reported with the aid of Boxingscene.com’s Keith Idec returned in November. Nordine Oubaali is the WBC bantamweight titlist in recess, after he tested tremendous for COVID-19. Oubaali was initially scheduled to fight Donaire on Dec. 12. The Donaire-Rodriguez winner will most likely face Oubaali next.

Ennis (26-0, 24 knockouts) is coming off a sixth-round stoppage to Juan Carlos Abreu in September and is considered one of the vital most advantageous prospects on the world. Abreu went six rounds with the 23-12 months-ancient Philadelphian, which marked the third time in Ennis’ career that he went six, probably the most he’s ever been prolonged.

Van Heerden is a rugged 33-year-historic South African southpaw who’s only been stopped once in his career (by Errol Spence Jr. in Sept. 2015) and is on a five-battle winning streak.

Joseph Santoliquito is an award-successful sportswriter who has been working for Ring journal/RingTV.com since October 1997 and is the president of the Boxing Writers association of the usa. He can be followed on twitter @JSantoliquito.

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