Roiman Villa defeated Rashidi Ellis twice in the 12th round, decisive victory
Roiman Villa has proven that perseverance can pay off.
The welterweight competitor from Venezuela was outmatched by Rashidi Ellis in the first half of their match but delivered a fierce rally — including two knockouts in the final round — to beat the undefeated Rashidi Ellis first. that by majority decision in a 12-round title elimination match.
One referee scores 113-113, a draw. However, the remaining two supported Villa 114-112, seven innings to five. Boxing Junkie scored a 114-112 goal for Ellis.
Ellis (25-0, 15 KOs) controlled the first six rounds with a continuous jab, multiple hits, precision, and the ability to use her feet to avoid harm.
He seems to be on his way to a one-way win. However, Villa (26-1, 24 KOs) had a different opinion.
Villa’s relentless pressure paid off in the second half of the match, when he began to land hard, punishing Ellis’ head and body blows to get back into the fray.
The Venezuelan won the final round, when he knocked Ellis twice — once from a left hook in the middle of goal and again with a series of shots in the final seconds — to won the score 10-7.
That proved to be the difference on the scoreboard in the first significant defeat of 2023.