Boxing: Rising Welterweight prospect Josh Kelly steps up in class

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Rising British welterweight talent Josh ‘Pretty Boy’ Kelly is going to take a huge step up in class. It was announced by Matchroom Boxing just a few minutes ago, that the Newcastle native will take on former world champion Carlos Molina.The fight will take place on the undercard of the hugely anticipated heavyweight unification clash between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker in which three of the four heavyweight titles will be on the line. The card, of course, will be shown live on Sky Sports Box officially will be fighting for his first title, the WBC International Welterweight title in just his sixth professional outing. This will be the first stadium appearance for the Rio Olympian, who turns just twenty-four on this very day.

For those unfamiliar with his opponent. Carlos Molina is a former world champion, having briefly held the IBF Light Middleweight title after beating Ishe Smith by split decision in 2013. He has also shared a ring with Cory Spinks, James Kirkland, Kermit Cintron and Cornelius Bundrage. So Kelly will certainly have his hands full with the experienced mexican.


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