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Davis continues to stake his claim as the face of boxing, stopping the game Garcia to successfully defend his WBA World Lightweight Title Saturday night on Pay-Per-View.
Ellis takes aim at the welterweight division and Scott says we haven't seen the best of Deontay Wilder yet in this week's stacked episode.
Rashidi Ellis Fights
Loss vs Roiman Villa 26-1-0
Jan 07, 2023 • Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
Rashidi Ellis LOSES to Roiman Villa by MD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Jose Marrufo 13-10-2
Jul 09, 2022 • Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Jose Marrufo by TKO in Round 1 of 8
Win vs Alexis Rocha 16-0-0
Oct 30, 2020 • Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Alexis Rocha by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Eddie Gomez 23-3-0
Nov 23, 2019 • Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Eddie Gomez by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Saul Corral 23-16-0
Oct 13, 2018 • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Saul Corral by TKO in Round 7 of 10
Win vs Alberto Mosquera 25-3-2
Jun 29, 2018 • Grand Oasis Arena, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Alberto Mosquera by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Fidel Monterrosa Munoz 38-16-1
Mar 24, 2018 • Complejo Ferial, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Fidel Monterrosa Munoz by TKO in Round 4 of 8
Win vs John Karl Sosa 13-2-0
Apr 20, 2017 • Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York, USA
Rashidi Ellis WINS against John Karl Sosa by MD in Round 10 of 10
WIN vs Eddie Gomez 19-1-0
Dec 16, 2016 • Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Eddie Gomez LOSES to Rashidi Ellis by KO in Round 1 of 10
Win vs Luis Hernandez 13-1-0
Jul 15, 2016 • Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Luis Hernandez by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Marco Antonio Lopez 25-8-0
May 07, 2016 • T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Marco Antonio Lopez by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Victor Gonzalez 12-9-0
Mar 14, 2015 • Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, Caguas, Puerto Rico
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Victor Gonzalez by TKO in Round 4 of 8
Win vs Joseph De los Santos 18-13-3
Nov 14, 2014 • Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Joseph De los Santos by TKO in Round 5 of 6
Win vs Jose Martinez 0-0-0
Sep 17, 2014 • Polideportivo De Sabana Perdida, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Jose Martinez by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Joananthony Vazquez 4-7-2
Aug 16, 2014 • Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas, Puerto Rico
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Joananthony Vazquez by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs David Martinez 2-5-1
Jul 19, 2014 • Coliseo Pedro Julio Nolasco, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Rashidi Ellis WINS against David Martinez by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Regino Canales 6-5-0
Jul 11, 2014 • Emilio Huyke Coliseum, Humacao, Puerto Rico
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Regino Canales by TKO in Round 3 of 6
Win vs Juan Carlos Santos Guillen 1-0-0
Jun 20, 2014 • Gimnasio Pina Acevedo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Juan Carlos Santos Guillen by KO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Juan Santos Rodriguez 0-8-0
Jun 01, 2014 • Coliseo Pedro Julio Nolasco, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Juan Santos Rodriguez by TKO in Round 1 of 6
Win vs Esteban Diaz 0-9-0
May 03, 2014 • Gimnasio Pedro Cruz, Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Esteban Diaz by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Orlando Falcon 2-4-0
Mar 29, 2014 • Coliseo Cosme Beitia Salamo, Catano, Puerto Rico
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Orlando Falcon by DQ in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Bryan Abraham 6-18-2
Mar 17, 2014 • House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Bryan Abraham by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Oscar Diaz 0-2-0
Nov 23, 2013 • Royale Nightclub, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Oscar Diaz by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Aguilando Brandao 0-1-0
Sep 07, 2013 • Royale Nightclub, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Aguilando Brandao by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Josh Beeman 4-12-4
Jul 27, 2013 • Royale Nightclub, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Rashidi Ellis WINS against Josh Beeman by UD in Round 4 of 4
Rashidi Ellis Bio
Ultra-talented welterweight contender Rashidi Ellis hails from a family of elite fighters. "Speedy" is out to capture a world title in the stacked 147-pound division and prove that he ranks among the very best in the sport today.
A fighting family
It was all a dream, as one famous rapper said. It began with the Ellis siblings and the friends of elder sibling, Ronald, holding boxing bouts in the basement of their home.
“The first person was my older brother, Ronald. Him and his friends used to always talk about boxing,” Rashidi Ellis said. “They boxed in the basement. We didn’t have boxing gloves. We used mittens. I fell in love with boxing and I wanted to get better.”
The group included Rashidi, Rashidi’s younger sister by two years.
“Me and my little sister, Rashidi, went to the gym and I haven’t stopped since then,” Rashidi said. “We started boxing in the basement when I was 10, and I started boxing when I was 12.”
The Ellis’ developed into a family of boxers, with Ronald, 32, becoming a super middleweight contender, and Rashidi, 26, a 2020 Olympian.
Rashidi went 60-11 as an amateur, winning Silver Medal at the Independent Cup in The Dominican Republic, where he lost a close bout to 2012 Olympic gold medalist Roniel Iglesias.
Ellis won the 2012 National Police Athletic League championships, is a three-time New England Golden Gloves champion, and a Rocky Marciano titleholder.
“We’re all different with our own styles,” said Rashidi, who also played football for Lynn Tech and participated in karate. “I admired a lot of fighters, but the ones who stick out are Roy Jones and Prince Naseem Hamed. They made it seem like a lot of fun.”
A “Speedy” start
Ellis followed a four-round unanimous decision over Josh Beeman in his July 2013 professional debut with consecutive first-round TKOs of Aguilando Brandao (September) and Oscar Diaz (November)
“Speedy” went a remarkable 10-0 (8 KOs) in 2014 during which he fought twice each in March, June and July. Fighting at weights ranging from 144-to-154 pounds, Ellis improved to 13-0 (10 KOs).
“I belong in the welterweight division, but I also felt great at 154,” said Ellis following his fifth-round TKO of Joseph De los Santos at 154 pounds in November 2014. “De los Santos was strong. He came very well prepared, but I also took advantage of my speed.”
Ellis stopped Victor Gonzalez by fourth-round TKO in March 2015, and, in 2016, won eight-round unanimous decisions over Marco Antonio Lopez (May) and Luis Hernandez (July) followed by a 79-second stoppage of Eddie Gomez (December).
Gomez was floored twice during a huge victory for Ellis.
“It’s been a long time since I was able to get a knock out in the first round. I told my team I was going to win and I entered with confidence,” Ellis said. “When I landed that first jab, I felt an urgency. I could see it in his eyes that he knew I was going to win. I feel like I can take anyone.”
Ellis’ 10-round majority decision over John Karl Sosa (April) in 2017 preceded a 2018 comprising a fourth-round TKOs of Fidel Monterrosa Munoz (March), a 10-round unanimous decision over Alberto Mosquera (June) and a seventh-round TKO of Saul Corral (October).
A 10-round unanimous decision in a November 2019 rematch with Gomez raised Ellis’ record to 22-0 (14 KOs), setting him up for his most impressive career victory - an October 2020 unanimous decision over hammer-fisted southpaw Alexis Rocha, who entered at 16-0 (10 KOs).
A New Beginning
Following a long ring absence, Ellis is now part of the Premier Boxing Champions family.
“It’s like a breath of fresh air. I finally get to get back into the groove and do what I like to do. It was very frustrating, especially being in the gym and not knowing when you were going to fight next. I want the best in the welterweight division,” said Ellis.
Ellis returned on January 7, 2023 against the hard-hitting Roiman Villa in front of a packed crowd at Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C., live on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View. The two produced an early candidate for Fight of the Year as Villa stormed back on the scorecards by dropping Ellis twice in the 12th and final round to win a thrilling majority decision in their IBF Welterweight Title Eliminator. One judge scored the fight 113-113, but was overruled by two 114-112 tallies in favor of Villa.
Down on two cards entering the final round, a relentless Villa broke through against a tiring Ellis and landed a bruising left hook that sent Ellis down early in the 12th. Ellis worked valiantly to stay on his feet and see the final bell, but suffered a second knockdown with 30 seconds left in the fight.
After Ellis won the first five rounds on all three cards, Villa began to gain momentum through the middle frames and swept the final four, including the fight-changing 12th. While Ellis out-jabbed Villa by a staggering 164 to 13 margin, the power punch disparity was just 103 to 101 in favor of Ellis. In round nine through 12, Villa held a 58 to 24 lead in power punches landed.
Following the judges’ ruling, Ellis stated his belief that he had won the fight and his desire for an immediate rematch.
“I want the rematch right away,” said Ellis. “I thought I was dictating the fight. I don’t know what happened. I totally disagree with the decision. I was winning most of the rounds. Yeah, he had the knockdown but other than that I was winning most of the rounds.”