Rashidi Ellis Would Love To Fight The Winner Of Spence vs Garcia!
Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (23-0, 14 KOs) is one of the more slept-on prospects in the sport. The 27-year-old from Lynn, Massachusetts is coming off arguably the most impressive win of his career on October 30, 2020. He defeated previously unbeaten Alex Rocha (16-1, 9 KOs) by unanimous decision.
It was a crossroads battle of unbeaten welterweights on the come-up. Ellis got off to a strong start and after meeting some resistance in the middle rounds, he finished the fight in style. With the win, “Speedy” won the vacant WBC Council Silver Welterweight title and is now ranked #5 by the WBA and #10 IBF.
With the likes of unified Welterweight champion Errol Spence (26-0, 21 KOs), WBO World champ Terrence Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs), WBA “Super” World champion Manny Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) as well as former world 147 pounds champions Keith Thurman (29-1, 22 KOs) Danny Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs), and Shawn Porter (31-3-1, 17 KOs), welterweight is one of the best divisions in all of boxing right now.
“SPEEDY” WANTS ALL THE WELTERWEIGHT SMOKE
Ellis spoke to 3KingsBoxing affiliate Brawlers Sports Media about the stacked division and who he would love to fight next. While the Massachusetts fighter said he would fight anybody in the division, he has his eyes on one winner of one particular upcoming fight.
“In a perfect world, I want the winner of Danny Garcia – Errol Spence”.
Spence will defend his titles against Garcia on December 5 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington Texas. On the topic of the upcoming fight, he feels if Spence Jr is the same fighter that we saw before his life-threatening car accident in October 2019, he will beat Garcia.
FACING YOUR PEERS?
Whenever folks talk about Ellis, there is an inevitable comparison between him and fellow rising welterweight prospect, Jaron “Boots” Ennis. Both fighters are flashy, athletic, and carry impressive hand and foot speed. When asked about a potential match against the 23-year-old from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the uber-confident Ellis smiled and made it clear that whoever it is, he wants the smoke.
“Oh, he can get it too. He’s nice, he’s good, but he can get it too. I want all of them.”
Hoping to fight again in January 2021, Ellis is ready to make the next progression in his career from a prospect to a contender on the verge of fighting for a world title. Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, it will be interesting to see what plans they have for him in 2021. As far as the fighter is concerned, his time is now.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.
Interview By: Ricardo Mohamed