Jaron Ennis is "faster stronger and a harder puncher" at welterweight, says Cameron Dunkin
Jaron Ennis is a much superior athlete and welterweight than Terence Crawford and has the potential to become the pound for pound greatest, according to his manager Cameron Dunkin.
The American welterweight just secured another stoppage in his most recent fight against Juan Carlos Abreu earlier in the month, and remains undefeated and a hot prospect in the 147 lb division.
Despite boasting a 92% knockout ratio and a tremendous all-round boxing skillset, Ennis has struggled to mix it with the best due to his stature as a high risk fight with little reward due to his lack of publicity in current times.
But manager Dunkin believes that it is only a matter of time before his star rises to the top, and has boldly stated that he eclipses the boxing ability of current WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford.
He told Sky Sports: "No they're not going to welcome him,I've talked with everybody and they all pretty much say the same thing: 'Jaron is new, nobody knows who he is. If I'm going to put my guy in with somebody, I want to put him in with a name, if I'm going to take a chance on losing.' These people aren't stupid. They know a pound-for-pound guy and they know that he may be the best welterweight in the world, which I think he is.
"I had Crawford for 20 something fights, so I know him very well. I know all these guys. I think Jaron, who is barely 23-years-old, is going to be tremendous, a great fighter. Pound-for-pound the best in the world, I really believe it. Terence, when I signed him, he was a tremendous 135-pounder. He was little and we grew him into a welterweight. Boots is a fully-fledged welterweight, who is much bigger, stronger, faster and hits harder.
"I always said, I'd never signed a Mayweather, a De La Hoya. That kind of a guy. And now I have that kind of a guy."