LOS ANGELES (June 21, 2018): Rising hot 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) in the main event of the June
of *Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN *at the Oasis Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo,
Mexico. ESPN and ESPN Deportes will air the fights beginning at 9:00
p.m. PT. ESPN3 will live stream undercards beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30
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.”
Mosquera is a 31-year-old fighter with stiff opposition on his resume as
well, including fights against *Erick Bone *and *Sammy “The Who Can
Mexican” Vazquez*. The southpaw contender has also defeated *Fidel
Monterrosa Muñoz *by knockout and is ready to use all of his experience to
derail Ellis’s chance at a world title.
In the co-main event, *Francisco Horta *(16-3-1, 10 KOs) of Cancun, Mexico
will face *David Reyes *(17-4-1, 6 KOs) of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico in an
eight-round super bantamweight fight. *Eduardo Nunez*(10-0, 10 KOs) of Los
Mochis, Mexico will battle *Hiram Gallardo *(6-2-1, 1 KO) of Chetumal,
Mexico across six-rounds of 126-pound action in the televised opener.
*Carlos Licona *(12-0, 2 KOs) of Westminster, Calif. will face *Jose
Ramirez *(9-3, 4 KOs) of Tlalchapa, Mexico in an eight-round clash in the
105-pound division. *Eric Gamboa *(14-1, 9 KOs) of Cancun, Mexico and *Jose
Lopez *(9-3-2, 6 KOs) will meet in an eight-round bantamweight fight.
*Luis Salamanca *(12-1-1, 5 KOs) will square off against *Jose Aguilar *(8-3-1,
1 KO) in a six-round super lightweight fight between two Cancun, Mexico
natives. *Simon Madsen *(3-0, 2 KOs) of Horsens, Denmark will battle *Pascual
Mendoza *(0-1) of Cancun, Mexico in a four-round 160-pound clash. *Calex
Castro *will make his professional debut in the first fight of the evening,
which is scheduled for four-rounds in the competitive super featherweight
division against *Daniel Hoil *(0-1) of Playa de Carmen, Mexico.
*Ellis vs. Mosquera *is a 10-round welterweight fight presented by Golden
Boy Promotions in association with Cancun Boxing. The event is sponsored by
Tecate, *”THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING”* and Hennessy, *”Never Stop, Never
Settle.”* The fights will take place Friday, June 29, 2018 at Oasis Arena
in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. ESPN and ESPN Deportes will air the fights
beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. ESPN3 will live stream undercards
beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.