Welterweight Jaron Ennis, on Saturday night on Showtime, put on an impressive display, dismantling Demian Fernandez with a third-round TKO at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint, Michigan.
Ennis was aggressive from the opening bell, landing 43 percent of his power shots as he switched from orthodox to southpaw. His aggression also came with two warnings for low blows in the first minute of the fight, but it didn’t stop the speedy Ennis pressing on.
The third round was the last of this one as Ennis had Fernandez in the corner and proceeded to land shots, forcing him to take a knee for a knockdown. Fernandez beat the ten count, but when referee Frank Garza asked him if he wanted to continue, he complained about his eye and said: “No Mas,” which is the well-known boxing language of no and this fight was over. Fernandez (12-2, 5 KOs) was escorted to a nearby hospital with a suspected eye injury.
“It feels good to be back in the spotlight and get another win,” Ennis said after the fight. “I showed a little of my skills. I wanted to show more, but my dad said go get him and get him out of there, so that’s what I did.
NO MÁS ? 24-0 22KOs ?⚰️ IF THEY DONT BELONG IN THE RING WITH YOU GET’EM OUTTA THERE ❗️ pic.twitter.com/rmxmKRXrY2
— Boots (@JaronEnnis) October 6, 2019
Ennis (24-0,22 KOs) was hoping this match result would boost his name into the title conversation.
“I’ve been ready for a big fight for a while. I want to go to the next level. I just have to keep putting on shows like this and keep doing my thing, and hopefully, my title shot will come sometime next year. The big names had better start running. I would even go down to 140 to get one of them.”
In an interview with Bite Down Boxing, Ennis reflected on his moment to shine in the main event of the Showtime card as a replacement for Claressa Shields due to the fight being called off due to an assault at the weigh-in.
“It was a blessing to be on the card, especially with Claressa, but you know, things happen,” Ennis said after the fight to Bite Down Boxing.” “I was happy to take over for Claressa’s spot, and hopefully, I got her fans and took her fans,” Ennis said jokingly.”
Ennis’s performance against Fernandez on Showtime definitely may have stolen a few with that stoppage Saturday night.