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Josh Kelly vs Kris George report
Who won George vs Kelly?
Josh Kelly beat Kris George by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 16th June 2018 at Metro Radio Arena in Tyne and Wear.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Josh Kelly.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Lewis Ritson beating Paul Hyland Jnr for the BBBOC British Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard Gavin McDonnell beat Stuart Hall and Charlie Edwards defeated Anthony Nelson.
George vs Kelly stats
Josh Kelly stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 6 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kris George made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kelly had a slight advantage in power over George, with a 67% knock out percentage over George's 57%.
Josh Kelly was the younger man by 4 years, at 29 years old.
Both Josh Kelly & Kris George fought out of an orthodox stance.
Kelly was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 4 year and 5 months later than George, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, 99 to George's 75.
George vs Kelly form
Kelly had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Lucas Brian Ariel Bastida on 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Peter Kramer on 17th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by David Avanesyan on 20th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Winston Campos on 20th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona, United States.
He had drawn with Ray Robinson on 1st June 2019 by majority draw at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Kelly's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did George vs Kelly start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast George vs Kelly?
George vs Kelly was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK.
What were the odds on George vs Kelly?
Josh Kelly was a 3/100 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Kris George made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.
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