“I’m Scared” – Ronald Ellis Makes a Mockery Out of David Benavidez’s Warning

Published 03/12/2021, 6:00 PM EST
PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 05: David Benavidez celebrates after defeating Denis Douglin during a super middleweight fight at 2300 Arena on August 5, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)


The unbeaten pugilist, David Benavidez, often billed as ‘invincible, will be the favorite against Ronald Ellis in their upcoming battle on March 13. While boxing seems to be a very unpredictable sport, analysts often compare the stats to preview a fight.

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That said, Ellis’s 17-1-2 record might look short in front of Benavidez’s 23-0. However, Ronald Ellis seems confident of landing an upset and has recently responded to Benavidez’s pre-fight statements.

Benavidez has vowed to knockout Ellis when they collide in-ring, but the 31-year-old isn’t intimidated. Moreover, he has mocked Benavidez in a clip and has shed light on his own prowess.

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“Says, he’s gonna knock me out, and I’m scared (laughs). Yeah, I have been fighting my whole life. So, you know I just get comfortable, and then you know, the lips get loose. I still have been fighting my whole career, and that’s just all, that’s me. You know you can’t change me,” said Ronald Ellis.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: David Benavidez (red/green trunks) reacts after defeating Anthony Dirrell (not in frame) after a corner stoppage in their WBC Super Middleweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

However, that doesn’t smoothen the path for him as the Arizona native is an elite knockout artist and with the experience of 23 fights behind him. That said, Ellis will have to push his limit to secure a win.

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David Benavidez vs Ronald Ellis preview

The intriguing contest might see a quick run as both the boxers are heavy-handed and have acute sharp shots. Meanwhile, things can look different if it goes the distance. As both the boxers seem confident and have had their full camps, they will seemingly bring in their best game.

In such a state, the man to take the bigger shots and land clean will depart with the win. But Benavidez will put a lot of things at risk. Apart from his undefeated record and stardom, a mega-fight with Canelo Alvarez is also on the line.

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While Alvarez will primarily face Billy Joe Saunders in a 168 lbs title unification in May, Benavidez would wait for the matchup in the future. So, Benavidez vs Ellis would be an important fight in settling all the other contests at 168.

Do you think Ronald Ellis can beat David Benavidez?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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