"Philly Strong" Prospects Ennis &
Folly Step Up Friday At 2300 Arena
Tomorrow night at 2300 Arena, two of Philadelphia's most
promising prospects top "Philly Strong," a nine-bout card,
and both are expecting their toughest fights to date.
In the main event, Jaron "Boots" Ennis (9-0, 8KO) will seek
his tenth victory when he faces veteran James "Shotgun"
Winchester (20-12, 8KO) of Reidsville, North Carolina. The
six round, welterweight matchup will be Ennis' toughest to
date. Winchester is coming off three consecutive wins, and
steps into the ring having faced world class competition
throughout his career. Winchester went the distance with
Matt Korobov (27-1, 14KO), Glen Tapia (23-4, 15KO), Eddie
Gomez (19-2, 11KO), and Terrell Gausha (20-0, 9KO) and
others. Ennis was victorious in his last outing at 2300
Arena, knocking out Elvin Perez in under a minute.
In the co-main event, Manny "Major Pain" Folly (9-0, 7KO)
takes on Dominican Republic's Luis Hinijosa (30-10, 17KO) in
a six round bout at super bantamweight. Hinijosa enters the
ring the more experienced fighter, and fought Claudio
Marrero (21-1, 15KO) prior to his last two fights, which
were both decision wins. Folly had an impressive showing in
his last fight, knocking out Mexico's Carlos Morgan (13-5,
6KO) in the first round in January.
Local Philadelphia fighters Keenan Smith (10-0, 4KO) and
Joshua Jones (3-0-1, 2KO) will be featured in separate bouts
on Friday, along with New Jersey's Darren Goodall (4-0, 3KO)
and Coachella welterweight sensation Brandun Lee (1-0, 1KO),
who made his debut at Victory Boxing's January card in