Ronald Ellis Says Boots Ennis & Rashidi Won’t Fight Soon

Via Allan Fox: Ronald Ellis says his brother Rashidi Ellis and Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis will not be given the green light to fight anytime soon. Ronald said that now that Rashidi (24-0, 15 KOs) has been signed to PBC, they won’t let him play Boots (29-0, 27 KOs).

Rashidi fights Roiman Villa (25-1, 24 KOs) tonight in the IBF weightlifting title elimination match on Showtime PPV at Capitol One Arena in Washington, DC

Some believe that if Rashidi and Boots Ennis win tonight’s match, they will fight each other for the next IBF title if Errol Spence vacates it.

At 29, Rashidi needs to step it up against world-class opponents at a higher level because he’s worked hard during his 10-year professional career, facing weak opponents. when promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.

“He flipped that switch. I told him he couldn’t make any money,” Ronald Ellis told fight about the controversy his brother Rashidi Ellis had with Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis during Thursday’s final press conference.

“I like it. Both have speed, but little man, he’s fast,” Ellis said when asked what Jaron Ellis would do with Rashidi. wanted to sit down and he sat down.

“I think it will be a great fight. They have to fight each other. It will decide who is faster, who can shoot better because both will get in there. Both are dogs, fighting each other.

“That’s good for boxing. People want to see lion cubs clash. Both are great warriors. They have to finish it. Honest? No,” Ellis said when asked if he’d see Boots & Rashidi fight next after tonight’s contest. “I do not think so. The only way I’ve seen it happen is if they have something big on the line.

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“They just signed with PBC, and I didn’t think they were going to move them that fast. I want to see it happen next. I’m pretty sure the little guy and Boots said he wanted it.

“Depends. People want it, but it depends on how the business goes. They will squeeze out the battle fatigue for as long as possible.

“He’s a great fighter; I like him,” Ronald said when asked what he thought of Jaron Ennis. “He’s a good fighter, he does what he has to do, and he’s great for the sport.

“Honestly, he is a dog, but he has to show me a little more. Yeah, yeah,” Ellis said when asked if they were overflowing Boots Ennis. “I think they are giving him the right opponents at the right time.

“They’re feeding him to the right people, and he’s walking past them like he should be. It’s not his fault. He’s talking like he is, but you’re going to have to show it,” Ellis said of Boots Ennis speaking as if he were ready for Spence.

“Honestly, those are different levels. You can wait a little longer. He can fight Rashidi, and whoever wins can fight Spence if they want to take down that path.

“He entered the game with another promotion [Golden Boy]. Now, he’s settled,” Ronald said when asked how long it would be before his 29-year-old brother Rashidi would win the title. “What is he, 25-0?

“He just has to clear the table and do what he has to, and I want him to knock on the door by the end of the year.

“I have to go with Crawford or Spence. The score is 50-50,” Ellis said when asked who he feels is the best welder in the division. “I like both. I would go with Crawford, but Errol is a dog.

“I think he looks good,” Ronald said of Crawford’s final performance against David Avanesyan on December 10. “He knows what he has in front of him. He was walking on his own the whole time.

“He was setting up his punches, and he pushed him into that spot. He knows what he’s been doing all this time.


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