In a mild upset on the Friday, February 1 edition of ShoBox: The New Generation, DeAndre Ware (13-1-2, 8 KOs) defeated the previously undefeated Ronald Ellis (15-1-2, 10 KOs) by majority decision in the televised main event.
Within just the first few seconds of the bout it seemed as though Ware was much more composed and relaxed in the ring. Ellis seemed very nervous and erratic. He came out pumping the jab and with good reason as he had a huge reach advantage of over six inches.
Even with that advantage, Ellis couldn’t find a home for that punch for most of the night. In fact it was Ware who demonstrated a much more effective jab. Throughout the contest he landed 28 percent of his jabs compared to just 15 percent for Ellis.
Neither man had the other in serious trouble, but they hurled plenty of punches at each other. They combined to throw over 1,400 shots. The fight was a back-and-forth affair with both men having their moments. In the end it was Ware who managed to pull out the victory.
In the process of winning tonight, Ware picked up several vacant titles on a smaller scale. The NABA, United States Boxing Organization and WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight titles were all on the line tonight and went home with Ware in a hard-fought fight victory.
One judge scored the contest even at 95-95 with the remaining two judges scoring it the same at 96-94 in favor of Ware. The titles might seem small on a grander scale, but this win might propel Ware to loftier heights.