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WELTERWEIGHT PROSPECT JARON ENNIS LEANS ON FAMILY AHEAD OF SHOBOX DEBUT

*WHAT: *SHOWTIME Sports provides a glimpse into the life and training camp
of Philadelphia’s *Jaron Ennis* as he prepares to face fellow undefeated
welterweight prospect Armando Alvarez in the main event of ShoBox: The New
Generation *TONIGHT!!*, July 20, live on *SHOWTIME* at *10 p.m. ET/PT*
from *WinnaVegas
Casino* in *Sloan, Iowa*.

Ennis (20-0, 18 KOs), who has knocked out 10 consecutive opponents, makes
his ShoBox debut against the 28-year-old Alvarez (18-0, 12 KOs) in the
10-round main event of a three-fight telecast featuring six fighters with a
combined record of 82-1.

Just 20 years old, Ennis trains under the tutelage of his father Derek
“Bozy” Ennis Sr., who also trained his other sons Derek Jr. and Farah. The
5-foot-10 former amateur standout will be the third Ennis brother to appear
on ShoBox; Derek Jr. appeared on the series in 2007, and Farah faced Badou
Jack on the series in 2013.

“Having my Dad as a trainer means everything,” said the youngest Ennis.
“He’s 63 years old and he puts in the same work I put in.

“My brothers always tell me to stay focused, it’s my turn now. I’m fighting
for my family. I’m putting Philly on my back and I’m ready to show the
world my talent.”

In the co-feature, undefeated lightweight Thomas Mattice (12-0, 10 KOs)
returns to Iowa for his second ShoBox appearance of the year when he
clashes with former Armenian amateur standout Zhora Hamazaryan (9-0, 6 KOs)
in a eight-round bout.

Also on the card, undefeated super lightweight prospect Montana Love (11-0,
5 KOs) will take on former national amateur champion Kenneth Sims Jr.
(12-1, 4 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight bout.