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Kenny Ellis takes on Troy Rowland

07.06.04 - Kenny Ellis talks as every fight is his last. In just over the past year, he has put together a very impressive record of 7-1 (7KO’s). His opponent’s win percentage is 75%. His only loss was to Kingsley Ikeke due to a cut on the bridge of his nose. When asked for a comment, Kenny replied, “No more comments! Let’s fight!”

Ellis (33-5-2, 22KO’s) will face Troy Rowland (18-1, 5KOs) June 11th as the main event on ESPN 2. It is Rowland’s hometown and home state that Ellis will be fighting in.

“This fight is a great one for Kenny”, said Promoter Brian Halquist. “Kenny looked incredible when he KO’d Darryl Woods in April. He’s been fighting at home the last couple of years. We’re ready for a road trip!” Ellis won the NABA title in his last fight and more importantly a world rating, 14th in the WBA Middleweight class. This is Ellis’s highest raking since losing the Ikeke fight. He went into that fight at #3 in the WBO.

Fighting a kid with an 18-1 record is great fun for us”, Halquist said. “Kenny is working harder and harder for each fight. We have a little less than a week till fight night and I think everyone will be surprised by Kenny’s performance. There is no double in my mind that Kenny is one of the best middleweights in the world.”

“We are taking the Rowland fight very seriously. A win here will catapult Kenny into a major fight. We’ve had the inquiries already. Now we need Kenny to perform – and he will!” Halquist said.

Kenny Ellis acts like every fight is his last. It seems to work for him.

Article posted on 07.06.2004



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