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David Avanesyan vs Josh Kelly report
Who won Avanesyan vs Kelly?
David Avanesyan beat Josh Kelly by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 20th February 2021 at Wembley (SSE) Arena in London.
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).
Also, on the undercard Florian Marku was victorious over Rylan Charlton, Robbie Davies Jnr lost to Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela and Jordan Gill defeated Cesar Juarez.
Avanesyan vs Kelly stats
David Avanesyan stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Josh Kelly made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 10 wins and 1 draw, with 6 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Kelly had a slight advantage in power over Avanesyan, with a 60% knock out percentage over Avanesyan's 54%.
David Avanesyan was the older man by 5 years, at 34 years old.
Kelly had a height advantage of 2 inches over Avanesyan. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both David Avanesyan & Josh Kelly fought out of an orthodox stance.
Avanesyan was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 7 years and 10 months earlier than Kelly, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 111 more professional rounds, 210 to Kelly's 99.
David Avanesyan went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA, 7 by the WBC, 10 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF at welterweight.
Josh Kelly was ranked number 15 by the IBF in the 147lb division.
Avanesyan vs Kelly form
David Avanesyan had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jose Del Rio on 12th December 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Palau Olímpic, Cataluña, Spain.
Previous to that, he had won against Kerman Lejarraga on 28th September 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bilbao Arena, País Vasco.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kerman Lejarraga on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bilbao Arena, País Vasco.
Before that, he had been beaten by Egidijus Kavaliauskas on 16th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada, United States.
He had lost to Lamont Peterson on 18th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Welterweight championship fight at Cintas Center, Cincinnati.
Kelly had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Winston Campos on 20th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Ray Robinson on 1st June 2019 by majority draw at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Przemyslaw Runowski on 20th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against Kris George on 16th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their CBC Commonwealth Welterweight championship fight at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear.
He had defeated Carlos Molina on 31st March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Principality Stadium, Wales.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Josh Kelly had been fighting more than David Avanesyan.
Going to this contest, David Avanesyan had last fought 3 years, 5 months and 24 days ago, while Josh Kelly's last outing had been 3 years, 5 months and 16 days ago.
Avanesyan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 rounds on average.
Kelly's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Avanesyan vs Kelly start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Avanesyan vs Kelly?
The DAZN show is expected to begin at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The Sky Sports Arena broadcast of the card is expected to start at 7:00 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Avanesyan vs Kelly?
David Avanesyan was a 133/100 (+130) underdog going into the contest, while Josh Kelly made his way into the ring at 61/100 (-160) with oddsmakers.
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