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Jaron Ennis delivered the most impressive performance during a busy boxing weekend. Photo: Amanda Wescott, Showtime Boxing

Jaron Ennis scores sensational win over Sergey Lipinets

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 10, 2021 – It’s time to stop doubting the potential of welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis of Philadelphia. Ennis (27-0, 25 KOs) did what no other top welterweight has been able to accomplish, knocking out former world champion Sergey Lipinets of Kazakhstan (16-2-1, 12 KOs) for the first time in the sixth ...

Smith defeats Vlasov in Russian roulette to win light heavyweight title

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 10, 2021 – In a hard-fought all-action contest, Long Island’s Joe Smith Jr. (27-3, 21 KOs) had to dig deep and battle every second of 12 rounds against sturdy veteran Maxim Vlasov of Russia (45-4, 26 KOs) to earn his first world championship title. Smith Jr. ended up in a dangerous ...

Joe Smith Jr. poses during the final pre-fight news conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photo: Mikey Williams, Top Rank Smith vs Vlasov

Smith vs Vlasov: Playing the light heavyweight lottery Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 9, 2021 – When Long Island’s Joe Smith Jr. put all his tools together to take Eleider “Storm” Alvarez apart last August, he seemed on the brink of achieving his dream of becoming one of the world’s light heavyweight champions. Smith Jr. had a claim to getting a shot against the ...