The fight, which was organized by TGB Promotions, took place at Capital One Arena. At stake was the title of interim champion according to the version of the IBF.
Jaron Ennis confirmed his status as the favorite of the confrontation, which was attributed to him on the eve of the fight against Ukrainian Karen Chukhajian.
The Ukrainian boxer worked in the ring as number two. But this style did not bring him the desired result, because before the fight, Karen stated that he came to the USA not only for money, but to arrange a big duel.
Chukhajian and Ennis went the entire 12-round fight, and the winner was decided only by the judges. However, it was clear who would be the winner, because the American had the advantage.
All three judges' notes were with the same result - 120:108. The judges did not give Karen a single round.
Jaron Ennis won, which became the American's 30th professional victory. The boxer from the USA holds the interim IBF title.
The main event of the boxing evening was the confrontation between Gervonta Davis and Hector Luis Garcia. The fight ended in a refusal by Garcia, who decided not to continue the fight after eight rounds.