Kelly took the title from Williamson: video


Newcastle Arena, Newcastle, UK. In the main event of the show, British junior middleweight champion (up to 69.9 kg) slugger Troy Williamson (19-1-1, 14 KOs) lost the title to fellow techie Josh Kelly (13-1-1, 7 KOs) in the main event of the show. .

The champion was slowly reducing the distance, but the pace he proposed was ideal for the challenger: he worked towards, maneuvered around the perimeter of the ring, often clinched, outplayed his opponent in infighting.

FLYING start from Josh Kelly

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By the 3rd round, Williamson took aim a little and even managed to shock the opponent in the next three minutes.

A STRONG end to Round 4 from Troy Williamson
Which way do you see this one going?

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Despite this, in most of the episodes Kelly was the soloist. He looked confident in his abilities, flaunted the protection of the ropes. Williamson was sorely lacking in invention, combinational work, and body shots.

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The main question was whether Kelly would be able to distribute forces over the entire distance, because he had previously had serious problems with this. But Williamson helped – sometimes he acted indecisively, fearing to run into a counterattack.

The fight went all the way. And instead of a competitive duel (the bookmakers have not determined a favorite), we ended up declassing the champion. Let’s wait for the judges’ decision. They count exactly the same: 119-111, 119-109 and 118-110.

Kelly UD 12. Very solid!

At the warm-up, the local middle-class light heavyweight (up to 79.4 kg) Lyndon Arthur (21-1, 15 KOs) had no problems with his compatriot
Joel McIntyre (20-5, 5 KOs).

The favorite scored the opponent in the 2nd round.

It’s all over in the second round
Lyndon Arthur with a HUGE win

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Arthur TKO 2.

Humo ArenaTashkent, Uzbekistan. In the main event of the evening in the limit of the first middle weight (up to 69.9 kg), Olympic champion Fazliddin Gaibnazarov (11-1, 6 KOs) passed his compatriot without a shine
Jamshida Karimova (11-1, 8 KOs) in a not very spectacular fight.

Gaibnazarov UD ten.

OI-2020 medalist, promising super lightweight (up to 63.5 kg) from Armenia Hovhannes Bachkov (4-0, 3 KOs) forced the Mexican to capitulate ahead of schedule
Marcos Gonzalez Barraso (22-3, 11 KOs). The WBA Intercontinental title was said to be on the line.

Bachkov RTD 2.

As part of the show, the Irish bearded Jono Carroll (23-2-1, 7 KOs) beat the Romanian
James Caregi (18-3, 7 KOs).

Judges’ verdict: 78-73 and twice 80-72.

Carroll UD 10.