Jaron Ennis

Rising welterweight contender Jaron Ennis will square off in the co-main event on Saturday, January 7 live on Showtime PPV.

The card features Gervonta Davis and Hector Luis Garzia for the WBA lightweight title from Washington D.C. and the Capital One Arena.

For Ennis, this is a chance to compete for gold, as the interim IBF welterweight title will be on the line.

“I’ve just been watching a lot of Mike Tyson myself. He put a lot of punches together,” Ennis said. “Triple, doubles, same hands, lots of knockouts. He didn’t see too many late rounds. I’ve been watching him a lot this camp.

“I’m training all year round. The holidays don’t affect the schedule. I eat good, my weight is on point and everything is good. My last day off was on Christmas, but that’s only because Sunday is my normal day off. If it was on a Saturday, I would have trained.”

The bout will be part of the pay-per-view main card. Chukhadzhian is the No. 4 ranked welterweight by the IBF.

“I haven’t watched any footage of my opponent but my team has been watching him. We have a game plan for what he does well,” Ennis said. “I’m definitely excited to have people coming from Philly down to D.C. for the fight. It’s only a couple hours away, so you’ll definitely hear Philly in the building.

“It doesn’t matter where we’re fighting at, I’m going to train just as hard. We prepare for every single fight like it’s a world title fight.”