Unbeaten welterweight Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis will be back in action on Aug. 28, featuring on the Golden Boy DAZN card headlined by Jorge Linares vs Javier Fortuna.
Ellis (22-0, 14 KO) will be facing crafty veteran Brad Solomon (28-3, 9 KO) in a 10-round bout.
“Rashidi Ellis is a big problem for everyone at 147 pounds,” said Oscar De La Hoya. “He may very well have the quickest hands in boxing, and he’s eager to fight the very best in the division. We’re proud to have him lead our explosive undercard for Aug. 28, which features some of the best contenders in any division, including the hard-hitting Bektemir Melikuziev and rising welterweight Alexis Rocha.”
“I’m finally back in the ring on August 28 on DAZN,” said Ellis. “And I’m happy that it will be at my favorite place, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Brad Solomon his coming off some very tough challenges, but I’m coming to make a statement. I’m going to show that I’m the best in the welterweight division and that I’m ready for a title shot. Stay tuned!”
“I want to tip my hat off to Golden Boy for bringing me back on one of their shows,” said Solomon. “I will fight a good prospect, an up-and-coming fighter. But that’s what I’ve always wanted, the top, up-and-coming fighters. In this fight, I’m going to prove myself. I’m going to show the sport of boxing that I’m back. I’m going to put my career back on top where it’s supposed to be.”
As De La Hoya mentioned, super middleweight Bektemit Melikuziev (5-0, 4 KO) will be in action, facing Alan Campa (17-5, 11 KO) in a 10-round fight, as well as welterweight Alexis Rocha (16-0, 10 KO), who will face Jameson Bacon (23-4, 15 KO) in another 10-round fight.
Also set for 10 rounds is junior lightweight Lamont Roach Jr (19-1-1, 7 KO), who will take on Neil Tabanao (17-7, 11 KO), plus Marlen Esparza (7-1, 1 KO) vs Jacky Calvo (12-5-1, 1 KO) in an eight round flyweight fight.