Erik Bazinyan vs Ronald Ellis Preview October 11th, 2023
Undefeated NABA and NABF Super Middleweight Champion Erik Bazinyan of Armenia will be putting his titles on the line this Wednesday, October 11th against Ronald Ellis of Lynn, Massachusetts. The 10-rounder will be held at the Montreal Casino in Quebec, Canada and can be seen live in America on ESPN+. Bazinyan last fought in June when he beat Jose Macias by a 10-round unanimous decision while Ellis last boxed in December, 2021 when he dropped a 10-round unanimous decision to Christian Mbilli in a shot at the WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight Belt.
Bazinyan vs Ellis Betting Odds
- Ronald Ellis +325
- Erik Bazinyan -450
The 28-year-old Bazinyan fights out of Laval, Quebec and enters the ring with a perfect mark of 30-0 with 21 Ko’s. He’s boxed 150 rounds since making his pro debut in 2013 following an amateur career in Armenia where he reportedly won 109 of his 110 bouts. He stands 6-feet-1-inch tall with an unlisted reach and carries plenty of power in his punches with a current knockout ratio of 70 per cent and has stopped 12 of his last 16 opponents.
Since turning pro, Bazinyan has also won the vacant WBO Youth and WBO NABO Super Middleweight titles. His biggest wins so far have been against Fox, Zoltan Sera, Ferenc Albert, David Zegarra, Francy Ntetu, Ricardo Luna, Alan Campa, Saul Roman, Timo Laine, Scott Sigmon, and Marcelo Coceres.
As for Ellis, he’s now 33 years old and carries around a pro record of 18-3-2 with 12 Ko’s. He made his pro debut in 2011 and has boxed 113 rounds since. Before that, he enjoyed a pretty good amateur career and was a 2010 National Golden Gloves Champion as a middleweight by beating Terrell Gausha in the finals 3-2. Ellis was beaten by DeAndre Ware by 10-round majority decision in February, 2019 for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight Title and the vacant NABA – USA Super Middleweight Title for his first defeat. He has decent power as 66.7 per cent of his wins have come by stoppage.
He was then stopped by David Benavidez in the 11th round in 2021 and was then beaten by Mbilli in his last outing. He drew Junior Younan over 10 rounds in 2018 and with Jerry Odom over eight rounds two years earlier. Ellis beat Steven Tyner by four-round unanimous decision in 2013 but it was later changed to a no-contest for some reason. Ellis stands just over 5-feet-11-inches tall and possesses a 77.5-inch reach which means he’s 1.5-inches shorter than Bazinyan. His biggest wins have been over Christopher Brooker, Immanuwel Aleem and Matvey Korobov,
Bazinyan has a great record but hasn’t really looked that impressive over his past few fights and has gone the distance in the last three. He can’t afford to take Ellis too lightly here and neither can he underestimate his opponent’s power. Bazinyan needs to improve on his last few performances and start utilizing his power and aggressiveness. I’m expecting Bazinyan to retain his titles in another close call as Ellis will also have some ring rust as he hasn’t fought since December, 2021.
Bazinyan’s got the hometown advantage and more power.
Play: Bazinyan -450 @ BetOnline.ag
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