Josh Kelly turns pro and chooses Matchroom Sport to guide his career in the paid ranks.

Boxer Josh Kelly competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics for Great Britain in the welterweight division.

Only to lose in the last 16 to the man who went onto win eventually Olympic Gold.

This marks the third of Hearn’s 2016 GB Olympic team member signings – following on from Lawrence Okolie and Joe Cordina.

Clearly he looks to be investing in the future of boxing talent with these recent moves.

Kelly at 5’10 and 22 years old represents a very big welterweight.

One would suspect with his frame he could move through a few weight classes however – given his youth as well.

It is understood that Kelly will be training with renowned British trainer Adam Booth in Surrey.

The man who guided the likes of David Haye and George Groves in the past, as well as current Irish middleweight contender Andy Lee.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has gone on record recently saying that he is only interested in signing potential future world champions going forward.

Booth is also a man who only works with fighters he truly believes in, so based on the above, watch this space as regards Kelly’s future.

Which for my dollar will be a very bright one indeed.

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