The British Welterweight Superweight Championship match will be decided this Friday, December 2 during ‘Judgment Night’ in Newcastle as Josh Kelly of Sunderland (12-1-1) seeks to dethrone the current champion. at Troy Williamson (19-0-1) at Utilita Arena, live on Channel 5.
Kelly holds the WBO International Super Welterweight title following his unanimous decision win over Lucas Bastida in July, which set off a bang when he took on Williamson in a back-to-back match and athletics. now desiring to win Lonsdale’s Darlington men’s harness.
After a good training camp, Kelly is confident she is in the best shape to put an end to her opponent’s unbeaten record. Williamson is an incredibly talented athlete, but all the hours spent in the gym is something ‘PBK’ and his team believe will guarantee him victory on Friday night.
“The camp is nothing out of the ordinary. Little by little I have joined this war and the reward will be worth it in the end. I made sacrifices but this time I took it to the next level,” Kelly said.
WHEN IS WILLIAMSON – KELLY? DAY, TIME STARTS
- Date: Friday, December 2
- Main Card: 4pm ET / 9pm GMT
- Main Event Ring Road (approx.): 6pm ET / 11pm GMT
- The match will take place at Utilita Arena, Newcastle, England
- The fight will be shown on Channel 5 in the UK
- The main card is set to kick off at 4pm ET / 9pm GMT with the main event rounds scheduled for 6pm ET / 11pm GMT .
“I’ve always been a pro and treat my preparation in a way that reflects that, but here’s an improved Josh Kelly who will be ticking the British Title off his Christmas roster. before continuing to challenge the best in the world.”
His relationship with coach Adam Booth was an integral part of Kelly’s renaissance, which saw him stop Peter Kramer for four rounds in June of this year. , along with a win over Bastida the following month.
Booth has appeared consistently alongside some of the country’s greatest boxers and world champions such as former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye, alongside George Groves, and Kelly is looking to become the next name. on that list. Coaches will just want to be part of someone they completely trust, Kelly sees her coach as a hugely important part of continuing to reach the top in her department.
“What Adam offers is not just all of his unmatched knowledge and tactics about boxing; he tells you his worth,” says Kelly.
“I never lacked confidence but having a man who is only used to world champion boxers invests time in you that makes you realize what level you are at. I have top facilities and a top coach, and you will see top performance on Friday night.”
Williamson defeated Ted Cheeseman and then Mason Cartwright to set up this big clash. Since taking on the latter, he has added another win to his record by stopping David Benitez in September. Despite this form, Kelly is confident he can claim his belt. Williamson, as well as his ‘0’ is in the Darlington men’s undefeated record.
“Josh Kelly being the British super welterweight champion means a lot.”
“Of course I am confident. I’ve been preparing my whole life for the big nights, and I’ve been through a lot of it too,” Kelly continued. “This is exactly where I want to be and is just the first of many belts to add to the collection.”
It’s going to be a fairy-tale night for one of these athletes, and talking to Kelly is sure to make you believe it’s going to be the man from Sunderland. This fight in itself became the catalyst for the next phase of Kelly’s career, and it was the perfect stage to start once again on the hunt for world titles.
“The champion of my country, in the Northeast of my hometown, the script was written for a dreamy night.”
KELLY VS. PRICE OF WILLIAMSON PRESS CONFERENCE
The intensity increased today at the press conference as both fighters expressed the importance of Friday’s British Welterweight Superweight title fight, ‘Judgment Night’, to decide who is king of the region. Northeast between Sunderland’s Josh Kelly (12-1-1) and defending champion England Troy Williamson (19-0-1) at Utilita Arena, live on Channel 5, December 2.
Both men were merciless as respect for each other had been pushed back, with both sides delivering verbal blows, outlining how the battle would unfold and who was the super fighter. class. Words aside, a fierce confrontation allows both men to look each other in the eye and see what they’re up to before an epic moment in the Northeast.
“Hi again, usually the talk of the advertiser is about how big this is, how bad this is, how great is this; but this doesn’t really need much sale. It’s great to be a part of such a program, because in my 20 years of boxing, the British title is the one I haven’t done a lot with, I’ve done more with the World titles and European title, but I quickly fell in love with it. British title this year. The battles it makes, the fights it causes; it does the matchmaking for us. This is the crème de la crème, and the fact that we have it in the Northeast is perfect. We’re expecting more than two million people to watch The Fight on Friday. We have two fighters who will give their all – I’m staunchly in favor of Josh, but this is advertising for our sport, second to none. . It’s live and free on Channel 5 on Friday nights.”
“It’s not the size of this, there won’t be 70,000 people in that arena, but what I see is one of the best matches, definitely in the country, that I’ve been in. Troy Williamson, a brilliant amateur tennis player and undefeated pro, and proved what he can do. We know exactly who Troy Williamson is, and we’re also very confident that people have yet to see what Josh Kelly is like. It was a great fight, I really don’t think there’s a better fight in British boxing this year and Channel 5 and its millions of viewers on the free-to-air platform will have a great night of entertainment. There will be a spectacular performance and an incredible atmosphere, and as someone who has experience in major events, I must say I am as excited about this as I have been about anything. any other war. I’m looking forward to it.”
“I firmly believe in what I know and what I see in Josh Kelly.”
“The prep is a great thing, I’ve been in the gym for a long time, eleven weeks working hard and smart, and I’m ready to rock on Friday night.”
“All I needed to do was show up and perform. The hard work is done, I’m performing well in the gym and I’m working out hard. I’m hitting huge numbers with my strength and conditioning and even running; I am in a great position mentally and physically. You will see in the night of the battle.
“I’ve said it before, perhaps it doesn’t need to be said again, but I believe he lacks ambition. I feel it’s man-made, one thing’s for sure it’s made in me, but we’ll see on Friday if Josh has it or not because I’m taking him out into the deep. He’s going to have a rough night.”
“I didn’t necessarily go in there trying to take him down. A lot of people underestimate my boxing skills, I used to join Team GB and fight elite amateurs around the world, so don’t underestimate my boxing skills. I can box, and don’t think I can’t beat Josh Kelly.”
“I wouldn’t say there’s bad blood, but people are tuning in to see me. Let me ask Josh one thing, how many ticket have you sold yet?
Josh Kelly replied, “I don’t know, I think I only sold a few. For Troy, it’s about his popularity and internet fame. Look, how many tickets do you sell and how popular are you? I am me, I will be me.”
“I want to see him pass me tonight, 100 per cent. If he wants to try and hit me that’s fine, he’d be silly to do that but I think it’s going to be the way I want it to be tonight. I can’t wait to lace their shoes, put on gloves, and dance on that ring.
“All the pressure is on Troy. I’ve competed at the highest levels, I’ve fought in the ring at Madison Square Gardens, I’ve played against former world champions. I know exactly how big these events are given the pressure they bring; when he walks to that ring, he’ll feel it on Friday night.”
“If you look at Troy, then look at me, there are things I do better. Let me ask Troy, when I got to the sixth round, I still had the gas tank, and I was shooting at full capacity, and I was still boxing incredible; What will you do then?”
Troy Williamson replied, “Ask Ted Cheeseman.”
Josh Kelly continued, “You see, there is no intelligent reaction. A sandwich that lacks a picnic really sums it up.
“Stylistically, it was a great game. Troy comes forward and tries to fight, I box, so it makes for a good TV show. When you go to the matches, you either like the boxer or you like the boxer, and I think that’s why people want to watch.”
“When I think about this war, I see Troy getting hurt.”
Let me say this to both of these fighters, the whole boxing nation’s attention will be on you, it’s a highly anticipated match where the atmosphere will be boiling. Josh, you’ve fought in the big shows before, Troy, you’ve done the same but a little less.
Troy Williamson replied, “How can it be a little less? I’ve been fighting on big shows and deliveries all the time.
Josh Kelly replied“The Madison Square Garden.”
Troy Williamson replied, “Every time you step up, you fail.”
Josh Kelly replied, “You’re walking towards me, you know. You are stepping up for me.
Kalle Sauerland continued, “It’s not just a British title, it’s a fight for your rights. The winner continues to fight for the world title. For the loser, I don’t think this will be the end, but it will be a much longer road back. It makes it a lot harder to lose on a stage like this. Losing in a small venue, with no TV, is different from losing on an occasion like this. Especially when the Northeast’s bragging rights are at stake. This is England’s biggest game of the year and I’m looking forward to seeing it all come to life.
WILLIAMSON VS. BATTLE TRIAL KELLY
- Troy Williamson versus Josh Kelly; For Williamson’s BBBoC Super Welding Championship
- Matty Harris versus Jiri Surmaj; heavyweight
- Ben Marksby versus Olaide Fijabi; Super light
- Aaron Chalmers vs Ryan Broten; light middleweight
- Jordan Barker-Porter vs Sheila Martinez; women’s lightweight
- Katharina Thanderz versus Edina’s Kiss; women’s lightweight
- Lyndon Arthur versus Joel McIntyre; light heavy
- Hosea Stewart versus Franklin Ignatius; heavyweight