Exclusive photos from Las Vegas as former super middleweight contender and current day trainer Kenny Ellis works with a core group of fighters at Barry’s Boxing, including Domonique Dolton, Delen Parsley, Lamar Russ, and Cecil McCalla.
Ellis had been working closely with trianer John David Jackson down in the South Florida area yet he knew it was time to make a move closer to his roots near Seattle, Wash.
“I’m originally from the West Coast and to be brutally honest I was ready to come back home and be closer to my family and friends,” stated Ellis. “Plus I’m a grandfather now so I’m very excited about establishing a relationship with my granddaughter and being closer to my children Damon & Demetrius.”
Ellis technically is residing in nearby Phoenix and notes that a trip to Vegas is only a “40-minute flight for me.”
Ellis carved out a respectable 35-7-3 record with 24 knockouts during his 17-plus years as a professional but seems to prefer the role of spreading his wealth onto the next generation of pugilists.
“What I bring to the table is over 30 years of experience,” Ellis revealed. “My boxing pedigree and knowledge comes from everybody from Eddie Futch to John David Jackson, Greg Haugen and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad. It runs deep. I’m a true student of this game from six years old to the present day.”
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All photos courtesy of Chris Robinson (www.HustleBoss.com)
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