Errol Spence Jr. has sent a stern warning to Jaron Ennis.
On Saturday night, Ennis was fighting Custio Clayton in a title eliminator to secure his spot as the No. 1 challenger for Spence Jr.’s IBF title. Many thought it would be an evenly matched game, but in the end, it was Ennis who won by second-round KO and after his win, he said he was ready for Spence Jr.
“Anybody can get it right now. But I’m the IBF No. 1 contender and I think ‘Mr. Big Fish’ is here himself, so it’s time to go fishing,” Ennis said during his post-fight interview.
After the event, in which Errol Spence Jr. was in attendance, he was asked about his thoughts on Jaron Ennis and says he’s right there in the picture.
“He’s right there [in the puzzle]. He’s right on the edge,” Spence Jr. said during the broadcast. “It’s just like with me when you had Kell Brook, Shawn Porter, and Keith Thurman and all those guys, I was right on the edge begging for an opportunity, calling guys out. He’s doing what he’s supposed to do. He’s hungry. He’s supposed to call me out and call everybody out. You have to be a hungry young lion. The guy he just fought, I don’t feel like he was hungry. I don’t feel like he wanted to fight. He basically just came here for a check. I believe he didn’t do anything. He didn’t even try to fight. Ennis can fight, I’m very high on him. He has the right attitude. He has the right team behind him. He’s going to go a long way. “
Although Errol Spence Jr. believes Jaron Ennis is in the mix, he thinks ‘Boots’ doesn’t know what he is getting himself into.
“I heard he said he wanted to reel me in — you might catch something he doesn’t want. Don’t go too hard trying to reel me in,” Spence Jr. quipped before walking off.
For now, however, Spence Jr. has said he wants to fight Terence Crawford next.
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