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Ronald Ellis looks for career win against DeAndre Ware Friday

Ronald Ellis (15-0-2 10KOs) is an undefeated super middleweight from Lynn Massachusettes, who relocated to Los Angeles, CA, to train at the Team Watson Boxing Gym, who is having to do things the hard way. The 29-year-old fighter is fighting the hands of time and has already faced formidable opposition despite his unbeaten record.

Ellis has beaten Christopher Brooker and fought to a draw with Jerry Odom and Roc Nation’s Junior Younan, to the casual boxing pundit, these names mean more or less, nothing, but in short is an above average club fighter who is looking to elevate to the world-class level by getting in the ring with tough and rugged fighters.

Ellis is trained by his father, Ronald Ellis Sr and Jerry Rosenberg. The one thing that has stopped Ellis sadly is his lack of amateur bouts, he only had twenty-five of them, and despite being 21-4 in the amateurs, many promoters don’t want to invest thousands in fighters who have not been through the gauntlet of the amateur boxing circuit that mixed with his heightened age.

Ellis is one of these fighters that despite seemingly everything working against him, he has made it work, beating 2012 U.S. Olympian Terrell Gausha in the Golden Gloves in 2010, the thing Ellis now needs is a win to get to the level of fighting a contender like Gausha in the professional realm for real money.

This Friday, Ellis returns not unlike most of his televised career on ShoBox: The Next Generation, this time, fighting DeAndre Ware, a fighter who lost a close bout last September to Cem Killic. It is sink or swim for both as despite being good boxers, neither appear to have opportunities without being in tough.

DeAndre Ware is a firefighter in Toledo, Ohio, with a full family that supports, a wife and two children, a son and daughter.

This bout on Showtime will see two blue-collar fighters, who have sacrificed as well as given it their all, to do battle in one of the most underrated boxing telecasts done yearly, ShoBox: The Next Generation.

The two will do battle from the Main Street Armory in Rochester, New York, on Showtime at 7 PM EST, with live feeds available for those on the west coast that have access to east coast feeds, meaning if you have only the PST versions of Showtime, you’ll more than likely watch this one tape-delayed.

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