Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Kelly vs Benn?
Josh Kelly could face the challenge of Conor Benn in Summer 2021 in the United Kingdom.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Kelly vs Benn stats
Josh Kelly would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 10 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Conor Benn would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Benn would have a slight advantage in power over Kelly, with a 65% knock out percentage over Kelly's 60%.
Josh Kelly is the older man by 2 years, at 26 years old.
Kelly has a height advantage of 2 inches over Benn.
Both Josh Kelly & Conor Benn fight out of an orthodox stance.
Kelly is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 year later than Benn, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He has fought the same amount of professional rounds, 67 to Benn's 67.
Josh Kelly goes into the fight ranked number 15 by the IBF in the 147lb division.
Conor Benn is currently ranked number 11 by the WBA in the 147lb division.
Kelly vs Benn form
Kelly remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight, he won against 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 won against Przemyslaw Runowski on 20th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat 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.
Benn remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Sebastian Formella on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Steve Jamoye on 26th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jussi Koivula on 21st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had beat Josef Zahradnik on 20th April 2019 by points in the 8th round at O2 Arena, London.
He had won against Cedrick Peynaud on 28th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
In terms of recent activity, Josh Kelly has been fighting more than Conor Benn.
Josh Kelly last fought 1 year, 1 month and 3 days ago, while Conor Benn's last outing was 2 months and 2 days ago.
Kelly's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
Benn's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Kelly vs Benn
Conor Benn is currently 10/11 (-109) to win the contest outright, while you can get 10/11 (-109) on Josh Kelly if you fancy the incredible upset.