Welterweight prospect Josh Kelly’s latest win has got people talking about the exciting Sunderland young fighter.
Josh Kelly’s latest win might have been stopped a bit prematurely by the referee, but that didn’t take away from the excellent overall performance that showed poise, head movement and control from start to finish.
The win tonight in Belfast improved his record to 4-0 (3KO).
Trained by respected UK coach Adam Booth, Kelly was humble in his post-fight interview and mentioned how he has learned a lot from fellow stablemate and world champion Ryan Burnett.
Promoter Eddie Hearn said afterwards that Kelly will fight again in December on the David Haye vs Tony Bellew rematch card on December 17th, as well as mentioning:
“This boy is going all the way.”
When his coach Adam Booth was questioned about how far he can go, Booth replied:
“World champion. He has this unique ability at a level that I have not seen before.”
Those who watched him tonight echoed similar praises on a 23 year old who looks to have buckets of potential over the coming years:
Josh Kelly will be world level in 2 years
— Jed Watson (@jed_w) October 21, 2017
Josh Kelly is World Champ in the making ………
— Naomi St Jacques (@HotNaomi24) October 21, 2017
Josh Kelly is a special boxer
— Mr Man-Like (@travisjayent) October 21, 2017
josh Kelly & Taylor. They are the best brits by miles
— Dan Mac (@DanMacThe) October 21, 2017
Josh Kelly is the most exciting boxer in England… he will go all the way 🥊
— Binney (@jamesBinneyx) October 21, 2017
Josh Kelly has a very bright future
— Dom (@Dom_Gerencser) October 21, 2017
Josh Kelly is up there with the serious talent coming out of the UK. May be early days but looks class so far
— Ouney (@Ouney86) October 21, 2017
Here’s what the fuss was all about (hat tip DaveyBoyEssex Round 1 YouTube):