A fight that the boxing world has been waiting for as Troy Williamson sets on to take rival Josh Kelly, this fight has been labelled as ‘judgement day’ as both fighters face off for the British Superwelter Weight Title as the North East fighters leave it all in the ring at the Utilita Arena tomorrow night. Williamson is coming off the back of an impressive win against David Benitez in Bolton to more or less green-light this amazing spectacle. Boxing fans across the United Kingdom have been wanting this fight to happen and the demand for tickets will be high.
This mega boxing clash has many boxing fans excited as it has two North East rivals placed together in the boxing ring with Darlington Troy Williamson defending his British title for the second time against Josh Kelly who has mega support from the Sunderland area. Williamson has been labelled as one of the most exciting up-and-coming fighters coming out of Britain currently after putting on not one but two fight-of-the-year contenders, this fight that is close to completion against Josh Kelly will be one not to miss! Williamson had two brilliant wins against fighters Ted Cheeseman and Mason Cartwright.
Josh Kelly has an amazing amateur pedigree and represented Great Britain on several different occasions, his professional career got off to a wonderful start and went on a 10-fight unbeaten streak with 9 wins and one draw but has had to rebuild his boxing career after a punishing defeat against Russian fighter David Avanesyan as he lost by TKO in just six rounds in the SSE Arena in London. Not one for giving up, Josh Kelly has brushed himself off his recent defeat and notched up two wins which saw him win the vacant WBO International super welterweight title.
In boxing, there is a saying that there is always a puncher’s chance and records can often be deceiving as styles make fights. Williamson comes into this fight being a lot better form and has been more active as a fighter but Josh Kelly holds amazing talent. Josh Kelly will need to find that little bit extra to stop Troy Williamson.
Troy Williamson vs Josh Kelly Prediction
Going off talent and pedigree then it points towards a win for Josh Kelly but we know that isn’t always the case for boxing as Williamson will look to take Kelly into the deep end throughout the fight, he has shown great resilience to bounce back after his defeat against David Avanesyan where he was stopped in the sixth round. Williamson comes into this bout undefeated and will want to keep his unbeaten record against his North East rival.
We predict Troy Williamson TKO/KO stoppage.
Troy Williamson certainly fancies his chance against Josh Kelly as he made this prediction four months ago after he watched Kelly’s performance against Lucas Bastida where he said – “I expected better from Josh. But either way, I’m confident I bet Josh Kelly and beat him in good fashion. I’m stronger, fitter and a lot tougher; I would push the pace from round one and I would be surprised if he saw out the 12 rounds with me. I would make him work at a pace he’s uncomfortable with and one he won’t be able to live with. He might be tricky for the first four or five rounds but over a 12-round fight, I’ll get to him in the end”
We are expecting something similar and believe Troy Williamson’s experience, dedication and power to see him get the win against Josh Kelly but it will be a very close affair where one or two punches could see the difference.
Troy Williamson vs Josh Kelly Betting Tips
*odds were correct at the time of writing, subject to change
Troy Williamson Round 10-12
Troy Williamson expects Josh Kelly to start the better of the two but as we’ve seen in the past Williamson is capable of going into the deep rounds and this is where we could see if Kelly can prove a point to his doubters but it seems great value and we believe if there was to be a stoppage it would be in the later stages of the fight.
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