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With Vergil Ortiz Jr. out of action due to an apparent illness, Jaron Ennis had the spotlight all on him on Saturday. The welterweight, looking to secure a title shot against the winner of Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford, sent a clear message to the division’s elite.
Ennis successfully defended the interim IBF welterweight title for the first time, beating Roiman Villa via 10th-round knockout.
Afterward, he called out Spence and Crawford, saying he was next. If he isn’t, he would be more than happy to face Eimantas Stanionis, the WBA (Regular) welterweight champion, who was supposed to face Ortiz this weekend
“You know I want the winner of that. Let’s make it happen.”@JaronEnnis wants the winner of #SpenceCrawford 😬#EnnisVilla pic.twitter.com/vmOHjT8Cj6
Ennis started off with WWE Superstar Undertaker’s opening theme in his entrance. It was a sign of things to come. 
Ennis started the first round hot, landing several jabs to the body. He was a surgeon as he moved around the ring and used everything in his arsenal to weaken Villa. Uppercuts and combinations were battered Villa’s face. Villa tried to land a few combinations of his own, but even when he was by the ropes, Ennis would not stop landing. 
MORE: All you need to know about Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford
Ennis displayed fantastic head movement in Round 2 and avoided any shot Villa attempted. Ennis fought through Villa’s defense and then landed rapid jabs and body shots. The fight felt more like a sparring session at various points as Ennis toyed with Villa. Ennis opened Round 3 by landing more than 40 blows. 
Villa did land solid shots in the third, but  Ennis returned to a solid defensive game to halt his momentum. Ennis switched between attacking the body and the head as both were open. In Round 4, Ennis landed body shots and Villa was not protecting himself.
When he thought he had landed a good shot, Ennis shook his head and laughed. 
Villa’s best shot of the fight was a jab that snapped Ennis’ head back in the fifth. It didn’t get the job done. 
Ennis pushed Villa back in the middle of that round as he used his hand speed to his advantage. Hard body shots connected, and Villa had no choice but to hold onto Ennis. A left hand and a body shot by Ennis connected, and Villa tried to fight through the pain.
In Round 6, Ennis landed a vicious hook to counter Villa’s hard shots. They both unloaded. It was Villa’s best round at that point.

Ennis played it close to the vest in Round 7. He landed open shots to Villa’s chest and hurt Villa with an uppercut as he continued his assault. Ennis’ hands were down as he was as comfortable as could be.
Right hooks and lefts landed in Round 8. Villa’s corner implored him to listen to them, or else they would call the fight. Ennis outlanded Villa 76-19 in Rounds 6-8.
Things took a turn for the worse for Villa in Round 10. Ennis landed combinations and one final blow that dropped his opponent. The referee was ready to call the fight just as Villa landed on the floor. It was the first time Villa had been dropped in his career.
The moment Jaron Ennis delivered the brutal KO on Roiman Villa 🫣

🎥: @ShowtimeBoxing | #EnnisVilla pic.twitter.com/jXElOMjD3C
In total, Ennis landed 227 of 622 shots (36 percent), with 164 of the shots for power. Villa landed 65 of 481 shots (14 percent). Ennis earned his 28th knockout win. 
Marquis Taylor defeated Yoelvis Gomez via unanimous decision (96-93, 96-93, 99-90) on the undercard. Edwin De Los Santos started the main card by defeating Joseph Adorno via unanimous decision (99-91, 100-90, 100-90). 
The Sporting News provided full results from the Ennis vs. Villa card.
.@Marvelous_quis is overcome with emotion after his biggest career victory 🙌#GomezTaylor #EnnisVilla pic.twitter.com/xrguDeytRV
Edwin De Los Santos showcased a new side of his game and put the 135-lb division on NOTICE 🤫#DeLosSantosAdorno #EnnisVilla pic.twitter.com/rYta66NXWX

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Man Who Lost Ear In 'No-Rule Fight Club' Thinks He Is 'Lucky' – News18

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The winner of this no-rule game receives Rs 2 lakh. (Photo Credits: YouTube)
A recent Channel 4 documentary titled “UNTOLD: The Secret World of Fight Clubs" delves into the shocking and underground trend of bare-knuckle fighting prevalent across the UK. The documentary exposes the gritty reality of these no-rule brawls, featuring participants like Alex Etherington, who not only took part in such a brutal event but also lost his ear in the process. Etherington, who now keeps his detached ear in a jar, shares his firsthand experience, providing insight into the world of these unrestricted fighting rings.
In an underground fight club documentary by Channel 4 titled “UNTOLD: The Secret World of Fight Clubs" a shocking trend of bare-knuckle fighting across the UK was exposed. The documentary reveals the gritty reality of these no-rule brawls. Among the participants was Alex Etherington, who took part in this disturbing trend fight, and lost his ear. He now keeps his detached ear in a jar. Etherington recounted his experience with these unrestricted fighting rings.
Speaking to the Sun, Alex said, “I felt lucky to get on King Of The Streets. It’s quite sought after. I only got on it because my friend vouched for me. It got half a million views on YouTube and I got around 7,000 followers on Instagram overnight. I didn’t know what was going to happen because it was my first No Rules fight. I couldn’t really have a game-plan really. I didn’t know what to expect."

Alex Etherington faced Bachir ‘Bash’ Fakhouri in the fight and recalling the fight, he said, “He was desperate for a win as he’d come off a few losses. Ten seconds in, he bit my ear off. I didn’t know it had come off at first. Blood was trickling down my face. He wouldn’t let go of my hair. I ended up getting whiplash from it. He was going for my eyes." Eye gouging is permitted during the fights, although according to Alex, they’re typically halted before the pressure causes any harm.
Alex went to the hospital after the fight where doctors informed him that his torn ear couldn’t be reattached as “it wasn’t a clean cut. There was a risk of infections too, so there was no chance. It’s quite a big chunk, about the width of your pinkie finger." Despite the severe injury, the fighter expressed that it doesn’t bother him. Upon returning home, Alex showed his girlfriend, Fizza Khan, the torn ear, who insisted he keep it. Interestingly, Alex decided to store his piece of ear in a jar filled with an alcohol solution, following advice from someone and placed it in the kitchen on a shelf.
Meanwhile, Alex Etherington refrains from disclosing his fight earnings but the estimated payouts are around £2,000 (approximately Rs 2 lakh). He clarified that fighters receive compensation only when the win and highlighted that the amount isn’t enough to become a full time fighter. For Alex, engaging in this activity wasn’t about establishing a career but rather fulfilling a bucket list wish. He expressed satisfaction due to lack of rules and limitations, describing the experience as a taste of genuine freedom that left him excited for weeks after the fight.

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Detroit Pistons coach Monty Williams called out his team for its lack of “fight” after another blowout loss, saying his players are not honoring “the organization and the jersey.”
Williams delivered a brief but passionate statement to reporters Monday night after Detroit’s 126-107 home loss to the Washington Wizards in a matchup of the NBA’s two worst teams.
It was the fourteenth consecutive loss for the Pistons (2-15), who now own the NBA’s worst record and have not won a game in a month. The lowly Wizards (3-14), who had not won since Nov. 8, shot 51% from the floor and had seven scorers in double figures against the Pistons, who have lost three of their past four games by a least 19.
“That wasn’t fight on the floor,” Williams said. “That wasn’t Pistons basketball by any stretch of the imagination. That’s what this is — we have to have people that honor the organization and the jersey by competing at a high level every night.
“I’m not talking about execution, just competing. That wasn’t it, and that’s on me.”
In a postgame media session that lasted only one minute, Williams opened by saying he was “very” disappointed with the loss and described the Pistons’ overall spirit in the game as “poor.”
Williams told reporters before the game that the Pistons held a players-only meeting Friday, saying that “accountability” was a key talking point and that he loves working with the young roster.
But Williams was much harsher in his tone after the loss.
“It’s just a level of growing up on this team, maturity, understanding what game-plan discipline is — all the stuff we talk about all the time,” he said. “It’s enough talking.”
Third-year forward Isaiah Livers said he agreed with Williams’ assessment.
“There are a lot of little things we can talk about, but we just didn’t play hard,” Livers said. “Every team has roles, and it feels like none of us are playing our roles to the best of our abilities.”
Star guard Cade Cunningham, who admitted last week that the Pistons are “bad” in a candid assessment of the team, told the Detroit Free Press that he and his teammates are making mistakes because they are “not physical enough or not aggressive enough.”
“We all wanna win really bad,” Cunningham told the Free Press. “Everybody’s doing it out of the spirit of that — wanting to win, wanting to do what’s best for the team.
“I think we need more aggressive mess ups. Where we’re struggling right now is slip ups where we’re not physical enough or not aggressive enough. That’s what we need to lean towards instead of trying not to press.”
The 14-game losing streak ties the second-longest in Pistons franchise history, and their schedule does not get easier in the short term. After Wednesday’s home game against the Lakers (10-8), the Pistons travel to New York the next day to face the Knicks (9-7) before returning home Saturday to host the Cavaliers (9-8).
If they cannot win one of those games, the Pistons will be in danger of approaching the longest skid in their history — a 21-game losing streak that bridged the 1979-80 and 1980-81 seasons.
“We play great stretches, and then we’ve had crazy bad stretches where we dig ourselves in too deep of a hole,” Cunningham told the Free Press. “That’s it right there — it’s just holding each other accountable and when we do feel it start to slip, having the mental stamina to stay together, stay connected.”

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