- Rashidi Ellis vs Alexis Rocha goes Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 8 PM EST
- Who will emerge victorious on this night of multiple title fights?
- Check out the fight odds, analysis, and predictions below
Rashidi Ellis and Alexis Rocha will trade fisticuffs at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Ellis vs Rocha will broadcast on DAZN.
This bout is scheduled for twelve rounds and the vacant WBC international silver welterweight title is on the line in this prizefight.
Rashidi Ellis vs Alexis Rocha Main Card Odds
Odds taken Oct. 29
Ellis and Rocha are both undefeated heading into this one. This is the first fight for both during the pandemic era and is among a crop of great boxing bouts set to go over the coming days.
Rashidi Ellis’ Road to October 30th
Ellis’ last fight saw him defeat Eddie Gomez in November of last year via unanimous decision.
Periods of inactivity and difficulty with securing bigger fights have long plagued Rashidi Ellis. He looks to carve out an emphatic performance here to change those misfortunes around going forward.
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Both men captured Continental America titles in their last bouts (Ellis capturing the WBA belt and Rocha snaring the WBC version of that crown).
Only one boxer can jettison towards the next level here, and the other will be forced to go back to the proverbial drawing board.
Alexis Rocha’s Path to More WBC Gold
Rocha has had more opportunities to showcase his skills against some ranked competition.
In his last bout, he would score a unanimous decision win over Brad Solomon in a February outing that saw Rocha drop Solomon.
Not only has Rocha been in there with some top-notch guys, but he also maintains a high octane fight style that’s pleasing for hardcore and casual fans alike.
What you’re doing right now: 🤷♂️
What you *should* be doing right now: Watching this absolute slugfest between Alexis Rocha and Roberto Valenzuela 🔨 pic.twitter.com/VZDqTUmui5
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) December 14, 2019
These 147 pounders match up with one another pretty evenly on a number of levels.
Ellis vs Rocha Tale of the Tape
|Eddie Gomez, Alberto Mosquera, John Karl Sosa||Significant Wins||Brad Solomon, Roberto Carlo Valenzuela, Berlin Abreu|
Considering the knockout rates of both men, I see this one going the distance. I think the southpaw craftiness and superior resume of Rocha will pay dividends for him in this fight.
I think there’s great underdog value in betting Rocha to win via decision.
Pick: Alexis Rocha (+110)
Main Card Picks for Ellis vs Rocha
- Jaime Munguia vs Tureano Johnson: The vacant WBO intercontinental middleweight title is on the line here. For the former junior middleweight champion Munguia, this is his biggest test to date in the middleweight ranks. That being said, I foresee Munguia securing the stoppage victory inside of eight rounds. Pick: Jaime Munguia (-400)
- Elwin Soto vs Carlos Buitrago: The WBO world light flyweight title is being contested in this prizefight. Soto aims to make the second defense of his throne, and I see him doing it. Buitrago has a 5-5 record in his last ten, and I think Soto has the finesse to stop him inside of seven rounds. Pick: Elwin Soto (-2000)
- Bektemir Melikuziev vs Alan Campa: These two will lock horns for the vacant WBO intercontinental super-middleweight crown. Melikuziev’s 80 percent knockout rate overall leads me to theorize he stops Campa inside of four rounds. Pick: Bektemir Melikuziev (-2200)
- Marlen Esparza vs Sulem Urbina: This contest is a WBC flyweight title eliminator. I think Esparza rebounds from her first pro loss and wins via lopsided decision. Pick: Marlen Esparza (+130)