Troy Williamson v Josh Kelly British Super Welterweight Title Betting Offer, Tips & Predictions: Kelly To Become New Champion

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Josh Kelly will be looking to add the British Super Welterweight title to the WBO International belt he already owns on Friday night.

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Troy Williamson v Josh Kelly British Super Welterweight Title Betting Offer, Tips & Predictions

The British Super Welterweight title fight between Troy Williamson and Josh Kelly has been labelled as ‘Judgement Night’ as the two North East fighters square off at the Utilita Arena on Friday evening.

Darlington fighter Williamson is from Darlington, and he is the defending British champion, while Sunderland-born Kelly holds the WBO International strap.

Kelly won his belt in July when he defeated Lucas Bastida and he immediately squared off against Williamson – who was ringside – to get the ball rolling on this bout.

Kelly looked to have a promising career when he won his first nine fights as a professional. He then drew against Ray Robinson in New York before suffering his first defeat as he was stopped in the sixth round when he challenged David Avanesyan for the European welterweight title.

Since that loss, he has won two fights on the bounce against Peter Kramer and Bastida and will be looking to be thew first professional to beat Williamson.

Williamson has won 18 of his 19 fights with one ending in a draw against Jack Flatley. He won the British title last October when he knocked out Ted Cheeseman in the 10th round. His first title defence saw him claim a points win over Mason Cartwright.

This will be his second title defence and probably the toughest fight of his professional career.

Kelly needs this to get back in the big time and start fighting again on Saturday evenings with the main broadcasters rather than on Friday with Channel 5.

I am backing the Sunderland man to show grit and determination and claim a points win over Williamson to become the new British champion.

Troy Williamson v Josh Kelly British Super Welterweight Title Betting Offer, Tips & Predictions: Fighter’s Predictions

Josh Kelly: “Camp has been nothing short of phenomenal. Every ounce of my being has gone into this fight and what the reward is at the end of it all will make it worth it. I’m used to sacrifice but I have taken it to new heights this time around. I’ve always been a professional and treated my preparations in a way that reflects that, but this is an improved Josh Kelly that is going to tick the British Title off his Christmas list before going on to challenge the world’s best. Josh Kelly being the British Super Welterweight Champion has a nice ring to it. Of course I’m confident. I’ve been preparing my whole life for big nights, and I’ve already experienced plenty of them too. This is exactly where I want to be and just the first of many belts to add to the collection. The champion of my country, in my home of the North East, the script is written for a dream night.”

Troy Williamson: “We’re two fighters flying the flag for the North-East, but only one of us holds that British title. Every fight is going to be a tough fight at this level, especially when belts are on the line. I’m the champ, I’m undefeated and I don’t think there’s anything he can throw at me that’ll stop my reign as super-welterweight king as I move on to bigger and better things. One thing is for sure – and that’s fireworks.”

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