PHILLY BOXING HISTORY - October 15, 2016 
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Story by John DiSanto


Jaron “Boots” Ennis capped his distinguished amateur boxing run with an amazing 2015.  Ennis won three major national tournaments during the year including the National Golden Gloves and the Youth National Championships.

He also won the Olympic Trials Qualifier tournament and came within a hair of winning the Olympic Trials after a razor thin loss to Garry Russell in the final bout of the competition.

All in all, Ennis is a four-time national champion and finished his amateur career with an overall record of 58-3.  The youngest of the fighting Ennis family, Jaron followed older brothers Derek “Pooh” Ennis and Farah “Quiet Storm” Ennis into the boxing life, and some consider him to be the best of this very fine bunch.  Their father Derrick “Bozy” Ennis, a former pro boxer himself, trains all three sons.

Boots turned pro in 2016, amid a sea of offers.  Thus his award today figures to be his final honor as an amateur boxer, but there is no doubt that we’ll be seeing him again at future Briscoe Awards.

The “2015 Amateur of the Year” award is sponsored by Hard Hitting Promotions. 

Come out to support Jaron Ennis, the other winners and the rest of the Philly boxing community on Sunday, October 16, 2016, 1-4 pm at Xfinity Live! In South Philadelphia.  Admission is $5. 




John DiSanto - Philadelphia - October 15, 2016