ISTANBUL, Turkey (Might 20, 2022) — Light-weight Rashida Ellis (Lynn, Mass.) closed out the 2022 Elite Ladies’s World Championships the identical means she started this event, having enjoyable and successful.
Ellis, who gained bronze on the 2019 Elite Ladies’s World Championships, grew to become the primary American lady to win the light-weight division on the IBA World Championships following her 3-2 determination victory over 2019 World Champion and 2020 Olympic silver medalist Beatriz Ferreira of Brazil.
“It’s about time,” said Ellis following her victory. “I really feel good, I labored laborious for this. I needed to simply struggle my struggle and look what occurs after I do.”
Ellis was within the lead following the primary spherical, which noticed the judges rating it 4-1. The second and third spherical had been extra evenly matched, with each rounds being scored 3-2 for the American, leading to a closing 3-2 determination.
This marked the fifth time the American and Brazilian have met in worldwide competitors, with Ferreira taking the final three selections, together with the current 2022 Elite AMBC Championship finals held this March in Ecuador.
“It was completely incredible,” stated USA Boxing Head Coach Billy Walsh. “This yr she has modified after popping out of the Olympics upset, so she bought herself in actually nice form for this and produce a efficiency that was world class. All 5 of her performances had been world class.”
Ellis defeated Marija Malencia of Croatia (5-0), Krisandy Rioz of Venezuela (5-0), Jaismine of India (4-1) and Donjeta Sadiku of Kosovo (5-0) in path to her championship bout.
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