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 an 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 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 in the United States, ended up with a record of 60-11, which included a 2012 National PAL title, along with being a three time New England Golden Gloves Champion.
Ellis comes from a family of boxers. His older brother, Ronald “Akeem” is an undefeated super middleweight prospect. His sister, Rashida, is a 2012 PAL champion, and a favorite win a medal for the U.S. Women’s Boxing Team in the 2016 Summer Olympics.