Welterweight contender Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (19-0, 13 KOs) of Boston, Mass. will return to the ring in a 10-round welterweight fight against rugged Panamanian warrior Alberto “Metralleta” Mosquera (25-3-2, 16 KOs) at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico ON June 29.
Ellis is an elusive boxer with quick hands who captured his first regional title by defeating
Eddie “E-Boy” Gomez in via stunning first-round knockout in Dec. 2016. Ellis has also defeated tough fighters such as JohnKarl Sosa. The 25-year-old will return after his fourth-round technical stoppage victory against Fidel Monterrosa Muñoz, who is a common opponent of Mosquera.
“I’m excited to fight for the first time in Mexico on a card of international proportions and televised on ESPN,” said Rashidi Ellis.”My opponent this time, Alberto Mosquera, has a lot of experience because he has fought a lot of good fighters. All of this is double motivation for me because a victory against him will be very important.”