Jaron Ennis Remains Unbeaten, Finishes Roiman Villa In 10th

Jaron Ennis

Jaron Ennis continued his rise up the ladder, remaining unbeaten with a 10th round finish of Roiman Villa on Showtime. The bout took place from Atlantic City and was held under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.

Jaron Ennis Scores Another Finish To Remain Unbeaten

Roiman Villa was no match for Jaron Ennis, as the rising welterweight retained his interim IBF welterweight title with a 10th round finish. The bout served as the main event live on Showtime under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.

In front of a friendly crowd not far from his Philadelphia home, Ennis (31-0, 28 KOs) stayed in control early and  picked his spots against the game Villa (26-2, 24 KOs), dominating early with his jabs before brutalizing Villa with power punches across the middle rounds.

“My performance was good, I could have listened to my corner a little more,” said Ennis, who wobbled Villa several times throughout the bout before recording the stoppage 1:27 into the 10th round. “My dad wanted me to throw more body shots and give him more angles and not stand in front of him. I was getting hit with shots I wasn’t supposed to get hit with. I appreciate Villa taking this fight. Hats off to him and his family. I appreciate him for coming in and being a warrior.”

Ennis continued to hammer away in rounds seven and eight, sending blood flying from Villa with numerous snapping shots. Villa received long looks from the ringside doctor after rounds seven and eight but continued to soldier forward in hopes of changing the tide.

After a slower paced round nine, Ennis closed the fight in style early in round 10, landing a vicious one-two that put Villa tumbling to the mat as referee David Fields stopped it.

“I hit him with a big left hand and I knew he was going down,” Ennis said. “So I was waiting for the left shot and I threw a hook and I knew he was going so I just threw one more and that was it. I knew they were going to stop it.”

Ennis said after that he wants the winner between Errol Spence and Terence Crawford, while adding names such as Eimantas Stanionis, Keith Thurman and Yordenis Ugas to the list as well.

Marquis Taylor Derails Yoelvis Gomes

Marquis Taylor kept his standing in the middleweight division, picking up a decision over Yoelvis Gomez.

Taylor moved to 15-1-2 with the win, handing Gomez his first loss in seven pro fights.

“This is what I wanted to do my whole life,” Taylor said. “It took me a long time and a lot of battles to make it here. But it was all worth it. I proved to myself that I can be in here with anyone and overcome and prevail. This is my second weight class in nine months. I proved it to myself. It’s not about the weight. It’s about skill and hard work and trusting my team.”

In other action, Edwin De Los Santos bested Joseph Adorno, scoring a decision for his third consecutive win. He is now 16-1 overall, while Adorno falls to 17-3-2.

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