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Josh Kelly on David Avanesyan: “I’ll be disappointed if he doesn’t bring pressure.” The British welterweight contender will finally settle his rivalry with the Russian in Saturday’s European title fight

Last Updated: 18/02/21 3:31pm










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Josh Kelly is adamant he will stop David Avanesyan on Saturday, live on Sky Sports

Josh Kelly is adamant he will stop David Avanesyan on Saturday, live on Sky Sports

Josh Kelly glared at David Avanesyan and then called for the Russian to pile on the ‘pressure’ in their long awaited European welterweight title fight.

Britain’s highly-rated contender will finally battle Avanesyan for the European belt at The SSE Arena in Wembley on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports, after their fight was previously twice postponed.

Kelly faces the most daunting test of his unbeaten career in the form of the heavy-handed Russian, but the former Team GB fighter insists he is relishing Avanesyan’s raw aggression after their intense face-off at the final press conference.

“I think he will pressure, pressure, pressure,” Kelly told Sky Sports. “That’s what I’ve trained for. I’ll be disappointed if he doesn’t bring pressure.

“I know I’m in for a hard fight but it’s one that I’m more than capable of winning.

“Pressure? Come on, bring it!

“This fight is one step away from big fights.”

Avanesyan’s manager Neil Marsh restrained his emotions, having clashed angrily with Kelly’s trainer Adam Booth at a previous media event, but still issued a chilling warning to the challenger.

“Absolutely no doubt [Avanesyan will win inside the distance],” said Marsh.

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David Avanesyan won’t get involved in trash talk but will KO Josh Kelly, his trainer claims.

David Avanesyan won’t get involved in trash talk but will KO Josh Kelly, his trainer claims.

“If Josh wants to fight, we’re ready. Whatever Josh does, we’re ready for.

“If Josh wants to trade early, it will end early. If Josh wants to take it late, then we’ll take him out late.

“Josh isn’t ready for a 12-round war.”

Kelly was forced to withdraw from their first scheduled fight at late notice due to illness, but Booth believes the 26-year-old has now matured mentally and physically.

“The difference is, the way that Josh will go about the fight. He is closer to his physical and mental prime than he was two years ago,” said Booth.

“We visualise David bigger, stronger and faster than he is.

“Both of them will go forwards, backwards, and have questions asked of them. Josh is ready.

“Josh is a little bit special.”





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