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The European welterweight title is on the line tonight as Josh Kelly takes a big step up and finally challenges champion David Avanesyan in a long-awaited clash at London’s SSE Arena, Wembley.

This bout is three years in the making and there is plenty of excitement regarding what should be an absolute cracker of a main event.

Undefeated 2016 Olympian Kelly is stepping back into the ring for the first time since December 2019, when he bounced back from his draw with Ray Robinson by outpointing Wiston Campos.

Josh ‘Pretty Boy’ Kelly will be looking to extend his unbeaten record and claim the European welterweight title when he faces David Avanesyan tonight.

Eddie Hearn says he thinks Josh Kelly will come flying out the gates immediately on Saturday, looking to knockout EBU welterweight champion David Avanesyan right away.Hearn feels that the added muscle that Kelly (10-0-1, 6 KOs) has put on for this fight will make him come after Avanesyan (26-3-1, 14 KOs) to beat him at his own game.

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Davies Jr vs Valenzuela

Also on tonight’s card, Robbie Davies Jr steps back into the ring for the second time since his gruelling defeat to Lewis Ritson in Newcastle in October 2019.

The Liverpool super-lightweight meets Gabriel Valenzuela, looking to avoid following Josh Warrington as the second British fighter to fall victim to a little-known Mexican opponent in the space of seven days.

That bout is for the IBF Intercontinental title.

Kelly has not be in the ring for over the year due to COVID-19 lockdown.

Josh ‘Pretty Boy’ Kelly takes on David Avanesyan this weekend

1It could be a mistake on Kelly’s part if he comes looking to slug with Avanesyan right off the bat because that’s when he’s at his most dangerous. In Avanesyan’s last two fights against Jose del Rios and Kerman Lejarraga, he’s knocked them both out in the first round.That wasn’t by accident that Avanesyan stopped them. He started quickly in both fights and targeted the body of those two solid fighters, causing them to fold.

Kelly’s ability to take body shots may prove to be no better than Lejarrage and de Rios. That’s why it would have been better for Kelly to have come in leaner for this so that he could stay in motion for 12 rounds to avoid being a stationary target for Avanesyan’s body shots.

“Josh Kelly is going to be so sharp, so switched on. Both guys want to win so bad; both teams want to win so bad,” said Hearn.

“As you know being around them, they’re so confident, both teams. They don’t believe in anything else other than a victory for their man.

“So it’s going to be a cracker. I think you think so going by last performances and on paper, but Josh is in great shape, and I do think he’s going to be really sharp early in this fight,” said Hearn when asked if Avanesyan will be strong early.

“I think they [Team Kelly] believe they’re going to take Avanesyan out early in this fight. It’s going to be a tough job to do it, but he will be super sharp early in this fight,” said Hearn.

If Kelly will score a stoppage victory on Saturday, he stands a better chance of doing it early rather than late. If Kelly waits too long, he may wind up getting knocked out himself by Avaneysan.

Also, Kelly has stronger early in his recent fights against Wiston Campos, Ray Robinson, and Przemyslaw Runowski. In the second half of those fights, Kelly gassed out and got sloppy.

Campos and Robinson did a lot of damage to Kelly’s face, making him look like he came out of a ‘Rocky’ movie.

He took a truckload of punishment in both of those fights, making it clear that he’s not an elite-level fighter at this time.

Avanesyan not worried about the judges

“Carl tells me I need to pressure, I pressure. Carl tells me I need to change, I change,” said Avanesyan. “I give everything to win this fight.

 

 

“Many fans message me and say, ‘David, please stop him. Bad decision.’ Boxing is difficult.

“One punch, and everything changes. No,” said Avanesyan when asked if he’s worried about the judges.

“I’m not thinking about the judges. I only think about winning the fight,” said Avanesysan.

If Avanesyan loses by a controversial decision the way that Kiko Martinez did against Zelfa Barrera last Saturday night, he may change his opinion about the judges not being a problem.

It would be better for Avanesyan to be thinking knockout all the way if he wants to avoid getting the short end of the stick when it comes to the scoring of the fight.

Some boxing fans argue that the UK has become like Germany when it came to visiting fighters finding it difficult to win decisions. Fortunately for Avanesyan, he’s got the punching power to take the judges out of play on Saturday night.

As long the referee doesn’t run interference for Kelly by getting in the way of action, Avanesyan should be able to work to try and score a knockout.

Josh ‘Pretty Boy’ Kelly takes on David Avanesyan this weekend

His last bout saw him beat Wiston Campos in Phoenix, Arizona.

The 26-year-old is now set to take a step up and face Avanesyan as he eyes a big breakthrough year in 2021.

Avanesyan beat Jose Del Rio in December 2019 to retain his European crown and should prove a tough test for Kelly.

Kelly vs Avanesyan: Date and how to watch

This 12-round welterweight bout will take place on Saturday, February 20 and is being held at the Wembley Arena in London.

The ring walks are expected from 10pm UK time but that will depend on the undercard results.

The night’s action will be shown on Sky Sports Arena from 7pm and on Sky Sports Main Event from 10pm.

Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the Sky app using mobile, tablet or computer devices.

If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.

Kelly vs Avanesyan: Undercard

  • Josh Kelly vs David Avanesyan – for European Welterweight Title
  • Robbie Davies Jnr vs Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela – for vacant IBF Inter-Continental Super Lightweight Title
  • Jordan Gill vs Cesar Juarez – for vacant WBA International Featherweight Title
  • Florian Marku vs Rylan Charlton
  • Johnny Fisher vs Matt Gordon
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Kelly vs Avanesyan: Tale of the tape

Josh Kelly – David Avanesyan

Nationality: British – Russian

Age: 26 – 32

Height: 5ft 10 – 5ft 8

Reach: 70” – 68”

Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox

Record: 10/0/1 – 26/3/1

KOs: 6 – 14

Rounds: 67 – 195

Debut: 15/4/2017 – 12/6/2009

Last fight: Beat Wiston Campos – beat Jose del Rio

Kelly vs Avanesyan: What’s been said

Josh Kelly: “It’s time to prove everyone wrong. It’s time to prove that what I know is right.

“Mentally it’s down to me. I know where I’m at.

“Pure excitement, I can’t wait. I’ve had a smile on my face for weeks knowing this fight was coming.

“I’ve got ingredients that I’ve added that I will show on Saturday. I believe a stoppage win is coming.

“I genuinely believe that when I punch him, he’ll find out what power I’ve got, and he’ll start doubting the forward pressure that will so-called put on.

“I’ve got a good premonition, I have good energy. Everything is on point.”