David Avanesyan has agreed a deal to replace Cody Crowley and will take on IBF welterweight champion, Jaron Ennis, in Philadelphia on July 13th.

The former WBA welterweight world champion and European 147lb king steps into the breach after Crowley was ruled out after failing a pre-fight eye exam.

The all action Avanesyan, 30-4-1 (18 KOs), performed well before going down to a sixth round defeat to pound for pound talent, Terence Crawford, in December 2022 and the Armenian leapt at the opportunity to face the highly regarded Ennis,  31-0 (28 KOs). Avanesyan, 35, is already in England where he will prepare with his long time trainer, Carl Greaves, in Newark.

“I’d like to thank Matchroom and my manager Neil Marsh for this great opportunity,” Avanesyan told BoxingScene. “I do not need asking twice to have a war with somebody, especially a fighter as highly rated as Jaron Ennis.

“I really respect Ennis and think he could become one of the best. I promise we will find out just how good he could become on July 13th.”

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