Photos: Rashidi Ellis TKO’s De los Santos on Pedraza-Farenas Card in Puerto Rico

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Photos by Esdel Palermo

Former amateur star, ‘Speedy’ Rashidi Ellis ( 13-0, 10 KO’s ) from Lynn, Massachusetts, outboxed and defeated via fifth round knockout, tought veteran, Joseph De los Santos ( 18-14-9 KO’s ) from Dominican Republic in a 6 round bout at the junior middleweight division. The fight was held at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where in the main event bout, Puerto Rican sensation, Jose ‘Sniper’ Pedraza won a 12-round unanimous decision over Philippine contender, Michael Farenas in a IBF elimination bout.

Ellis, a natural welterweight, proved that his speed and power where intact, despite fighting in a higher division ( 154 lbs ) with a more experienced opponent.

“I truly belong in the welterweight division but I also felt great at 154. De los Santos was strong, he came very well prepared, but I just took advantage of my speed, and did my job until he went down”, stated Rashidi Ellis, who is managed by Edwin Díaz from Troya Boxing Management, and trains at the Somerville Boxing Club with longtime trainer, Alex Rivera.

Ellis, who at one point of his boxing amateur career was ranked number one at the Welterweight division (152 pounds) in the United States, ended up with a record of 60-11, which included:

-2012 National PAL (Police Athletic League) Champion

-Three time New England Golden Gloves Champion

-Rocky Marciano Amateur Boxing Tournament Champion

-Silver Medal at the Independent Cup in the Dominican Republic

Ellis comes from a family of boxers. His older brother, Ronald “Akeem” is an undefeated super middleweight prospect. His sister, Rashidia, is a 2012 PAL champion, and a favorite win a medal for the U.S. Women`s Boxing Team in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

 

Rashidi Ellis Added to Pedraza-Farenas Card Nov. 14 in Puerto Rico

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Former amateur star, ‘Speedy’ Rashidi Ellis ( 12-0, 9 KO’s ) from Lynn, Massachusetts will return to the ring this Friday, November 14th at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where in the ,main event, Puerto Rican sensation, Jose ‘Sniper’ Pedraza will face Philippine contender, Michael Farenas in a IBF elimination bout.

Ellis opponent will be Joseph De los Santos ( 18-13-9 KO’s ) from Dominican Republic in a scheduled six round bout at the welterweight division.
  
“Joseph (De los Santos) has faced great fighters such as Glen Tapia, J ‘Leon Love, Eddie Gomez and many others. In fact, in that Gomez fight, the result was controversial because the fans, and many boxing analysts saw Joseph winning convincingly, but now is Rashidi’s time. His ring IQ it’s unbelievable, we expect a huge victory”, stated Rashidi’s manager, Edwin Diaz, President of Troya Boxing.

“I’m very well prepared for my toughest test. My opponent is very experienced, loves to brawl, and that’s what I was looking for. I just hope he comes ready to fight, in great shape because I’m ready to deliver a great show to the great Puerto Rican fans”, commented Rashidi Ellis, who trains in Bayamón, Puerto Rico under the tutelage of longtime trainer, Alex Rivera.

Ellis, who at one point of his boxing amateur career was ranked number one at the Welterweight division (152 pounds) in the United States, ended up with a record of 60-11, which included:

-2012 National PAL (Police Athletic League) Champion

-Three time New England Golden Gloves Champion 

-Rocky Marciano Amateur Boxing Tournament Champion 

-Silver Medal at the Independent Cup in the Dominican Republic

Ellis comes from a family of boxers. His older brother, Ronald “Akeem” is an undefeated super middleweight prospect. His sister, Rashidia, is a 2012 PAL champion, and a favorite win a medal for the U.S. Women`s Boxing Team in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Ellis Brothers Return to Boston July 27 for Professional Debut

BOSTON (July 9, 2013) — Two of New England’s most decorated amateur boxers of the past decade – Ronald “Akeem” Ellis (6-0, 5 KOs) and “Speedy” Rashidi Ellis – return home to fight as professional boxers for the first time on Saturday night, July 27 (special start time of 5 p.m. ET), at The Royale Nightclub Boston (formerly The Roxy) in downtown Boston.

“The Roxy Homecoming Celebration, headlined by an eight-round light heavyweight bout between Irag War veteran Chris Traietti (13-3, 9 KOs), of Quincy (MA), and Kansas City-invader Dion Stanley (11-5, 7 KOs), is being presented by Big Six Entertainment in association with Cappiello Promotions.

The Ellis brothers are from nearby Lynn, Massachusetts. Ronald, 23, is an undefeated super middleweight prospect who has already fought in Puerto Rico, Texas, California, Virginia and New York. A 2012 National Golden Gloves champion, Ellis now trains in Oxnard, California, under the guidance of former world champion and 2012 Trainer of the Year, Robert Garcia. Ellis meets an opponent to be determined in a six-round bout.

Ronald’s younger brother, 20-year-old welterweight Rashidi, will be making his pro debut in a four-round fight versus former New England title challenger “Steamin'” Josh Beeman (4-12-4, 2 KOs), fighting out of Providence. Rashisi, who was the 2012 National PAL (Police Athletic League) champion, is trained by Alex Rivera from the Somerville Boxing Club.

“We are excited about having the opportunity to work with Akeem and Rashidi,” Big Six Entertainment president Artie DePinho said. “They are both decorated amateurs and extremely talented boxers. Our plan is to showcase the Ellis brothers as we continue to promote shows in Boston and throughout New England. They are both must see fighters who both bring the ‘wow factor’ into the ring.”

Unbeaten Boston welterweight Gabriel Duluc (8-0, 1 KO) faces an opponent to be determined in a six-round fight.

Also scheduled to fight on the undercard in four-round matches is Somerville (MA) super middleweight Jimmy Cappiello (4-3, 1 KO) vs. Pubilo Pena (0-1), of Providence; Irish middleweight John “Buncrana Banger” Hutchinson (3-0-1, 1 KO), now fighting out of Boston, vs. pro-debuting Pedro Gonsales, of Gloucester (MA); Stoughton (MA) light heavyweight Michael Weisberg (3-0, 2 KOs) vs. John Downey (0-2), of Hull (MA); Boston welterweight Greg “The Villain” Vendetti (3-0, 2 KOs) vs. Jose Angel Ortiz (4-12-1, 1 KO), of Springfield (MA); Boston middleweight Matt Phinney making his pro debut vs. Worcester’s Jason Bakanowski (0-1), and a pair Springfield light welterweights, pro-debuting Jose Rodriguez and veteranNoel Garcia (2-18-2, 1 KO).