Sampson Lewkowicz speaks highly of Ennis following victory over Villa

Sampson Lewkowicz is confident that Jaron Ennis will be undefeated as a welterweight following his 11th-round win over Roman Villa this previous Saturday.

Lewkowicz, who promotes Roiman Villa, believes that Ennis, who is the mandatory challenger to the winner of the undisputed title matchup between Terence Crawford & Errol Spence Jr, expects both men to avoid Ennis and move up to 154lbs and possibly contest a rematch against each other. Crawford and Spence Jr are set to go head-to-head on July 29th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Speaking top, Lewkowicz adds that Ennis is the best welterweight he has seen in twenty years.

“I knew [Villa] was coming to fight, but nobody can beat this kid, Jaron Ennis, in that division – nobody,” Lewkowicz told “That’s including the champions [Spence and Crawford]. He would beat both of them. Neither one of them will fight him. Both of them will go to ’54. Nobody wants a piece of this kid; I can tell you that much.

“The only one who wanted to fight him was Villa. He was really hungry. He took the punches, and he hurt [Ennis] a couple of times. But this kid is something else. Ennis is the best [welterweight] I’ve seen in 20 years.”

Ennis secured a highlight reel knockout of Villa and became the first fight to halt Villa inside any scheduled distanced encounter.

Jaron, himself, has targeted the winner of the upcoming encounter between Crawford and Spence Jr but has not ruled out fighting others, such as Elimantas Stanionis, who is looking for an opponent following the eleventh-hour pull out of Virgil Ortiz. The pairing had been scheduled to face each other also on July 8th, just like Ennis.

“I want the winner of Errol Spence and Terence Crawford,” said Ennis. “Let’s make it happen. I’ll take on Eimantas Stanionis in a heartbeat. I want to get into the ring one more time before the end of the year to make it three fights. Stanionis, Keith Thurman, Yordenis Ugas, all the top guys out there. Let’s make these fights happen.”

Ennis's willingness to look further afield regarding his potential list of opponents is due to a contractually obligated rematch in each fighter's favour. Crawford & Spence Jr will have thirty days from July 29th to enforce an immediate rematch regarding their contractual rights, respectively.