Fighting on a highway is zero new for “Speedy” Rashidi Ellis, a local of Lynn, Massachusetts, who fought his initial 4 pro bouts in a larger Boston area though has been campaigning elsewhere since.
The undefeated welterweight has boxed 6 times in Puerto Rico, 5 times in a Dominican Republic, twice in California and once any in New York and Nevada.
Ellis’s travels continue Friday, when he takes on Alberto “Metralleta” Mosquera in Cancun, Mexico. The scheduled 10-round hitch is a categorical eventuality of a Golden Boy on ESPN label during Grand Oasis Cancun.
The 25-year-old Ellis, a hermit of super middleweight awaiting Ronald Ellis, enjoyed a plain pledge career, that enclosed a bullion award during a 2012 National PAL championships.
After branch pro in Jul 2013 with a four-round preference over Josh Beeman, Ellis continued his winning ways opposite extrinsic opposition, though began to tackle worse assignments in 2016.
Victories over Luis Hernandez, Eddie Gomez and John Karl Sosa positively indicated that Ellis was usually creation progress. Going into a matches, a contingent of opponents had a total record of 45-4.
In his many new fight, in April, Ellis knocked down Fidel Monterrosa 5 times en track to a fourth-round knockout win, lifting his record to 19-0, with 13 KOs. It was arguably a many bomb opening of his career.
“I’m sharp and surprising. You don’t know when I’m coming,” Ellis pronounced when asked to report his fighting style. “You don’t know if I’m fighting inside or outside, and I’ve got good speed.”
Mosquera, a four-time Panamanian Golden Gloves champion and member of Panama’s inhabitant pledge team, began fighting during age 16, anticipating to obey his idol, Roberto Duran.
“Alberto’s nickname is ‘Metralleta,’ that means ‘Machine Gun,'” pronounced Sergio Gonzalez, conduct of a association that promotes Mosquera. “It was given to him by a fighting publisher given of a approach he throws his punches like a appurtenance gun.”
The 31-year-old Mosquera (25-3-2, 16 KOs) has bounced behind and onward between welterweight and youth welterweight, though has fought during welterweight for his 3 many new fights, all of that resulted in victory.
The Ellis quarrel will be Mosquera’s third outward of his local Panama. He won a 12-round preference over formerly undefeated Erick Bone in Ecuador and mislaid by knockout to Sammy Vasquez in his usually quarrel in a United States.
“I saw a integrate of videos of Ellis’ fights,” Mosquera said. “He is unequivocally good and has good palm speed, though we consider he does not take a good punch.”
It stays to be seen if Mosquera’s analysis is correct, quite in a light of a fact that a sole knockdown Ellis suffered was opposite Hernandez, in a quarrel he came off a building to win.
“I unequivocally don’t know anything about Alberto Mosquera. we only know he’s lefty,” Ellis said. “I’ve substantially fought like 3 or 4 lefties. we feel good about it.”
In a co-feature, Cancun’s Francisco “Panchito” Horta (17-3-1, 10 KOs) faces Ciudad Obregon’s David “El Zamorito” Reyes (17-4-1, 6 KOs) in a youth featherweight compare scheduled for 8 rounds.
Horta did not get off to a best of starts when he incited pro in Feb 2011, losing dual of his initial 4 bouts. But given then, a 24-year-old Mexican has tallied a 15-1-1 record, including 7 wins in a quarrel heading adult to a Reyes match. In his many new fight, Horta twice knocked down Florentino Perez and won a unanimous decision.
“My character is to conduct a stretch and be descent when we have a opportunity,” Horta said. “We know David Reyes is a good boxer, though we will overcome a opposition and have a victory.”
Reyes incited pro in Aug 2012 with a pull and afterwards proceeded to win 14 of his subsequent 15 fights. His second detriment came opposite former flyweight titleholder Hernan Marquez around separate preference in Sep 2016.
In his many new bout, Reyes suffered his third detriment when Jesus Ahumada won a tighten though unanimous preference in an interesting fight.
The 23-year-old Reyes’s biggest problem is his miss of punching power, that has resulted in a insignificant 29 percent knockout ratio. Nonetheless, he is unequivocally durable and has never been stopped.
In a TV opener between Mexican featherweights, Eduardo Nunez (10-0, 10 KOs) appears to be on his approach to another feat when he meets light-punching Hiram Gallardo (6-2-1, 1 KO) in a scheduled six-rounder. Even so, in his prior fight, Gallardo hold Joaquin Cruz (who had won 12 of 13 fights going in to a bout) to a draw.
Nunez is from Los Mochis, while Gallardo hails from Chetumal.