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Ennis dismantles Eyubov in four

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Ennis dismantles Eyubov in four

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Ennis dismantles Eyubov in four

jaron Ennis on Friday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey showed why he is aptly nicknamed “Boots”, as he applied that to Bakhtiyar Eyubov over four rounds for an another victory.

The one way traffic that aired as the co-main event on Showtime saw why Ennis (25-0, 23 KOs) was once again on everyone’s prospect radar as Eyubov was outmatched from the opening bell. This contest led to the main event with Claressa Shields making history over Ivana Habazin.

Eyubov started off pressing forward only to unloaded on by Ennis which cultivated with a left that sent Eyubov down midway in the first round. After getting off the deck, Eyubov was meet by Ennis and a right to the head which sent him down for the second time in the first round. Despite that opening round onslaught from Ennis, Eyubov continued on.

This contest gotten to the point where after the third round,  Larry Hazzard, New Jersey’s boxing commissioner, visited Eyubov’s corner following that lop-sided round and told Eyubov’s handlers he wouldn’t allow Eyubov to take too much more of this punishment in the ring.

Here our podcast where we spoke about watching Ennis below:

Eyubov corner’s or Hazzard didn’t have to as referee until referee Earl Brown had seen enough 34 seconds into the fourth round to mercifully bring this fight to a close. This was the first time since his pro debut that Eyubov was stopped as his only other loss was by unanimous decision to Brian Ceballo last June.

Ennis when speaking with Showtime’s Jim Gray after the fight admired Eyubov for hanging in there as long as he did.

“Well we know he was coming to fight, coming to bring the pressure so we mixed it up, ” Ennis said after the fight. “We boxed a little bit and then, I see he’s a good fight but he wasn’t really that strong so we started standing there and (he was) catching (punches).”

For Ennis now, he wants to take on the best in the division and proclaimed as much to Gray after the fight that he wants the challenge.

“I’ve been ready. I’ve been ready since I was about 18-0. Was calling all the guys out, we been wanting them. They keep running. Y’all can’t keep running no more,” Ennis said.

Marquis Johns

Marquis Johns is a unknown humorist and avid boxing fan. His love for the sweet science goes back to when matches were 15 rounds and has been covering fights since closed-circuit pay-per-views. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth is not only a quote by Mike Tyson, it's also a pretty good reminder to keep your guard up.

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