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Josh Kelly vs Conor Benn preview
When is Kelly vs Benn?
Josh Kelly could face the challenge of Conor Benn in Autumn/Fall 2023 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 a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Conor Benn would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws, with 14 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Benn would have advantage in power over Kelly, with a 67% knock out percentage over Kelly's 54%.
Josh Kelly is the older man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Kelly has a height advantage of 2 inches over Benn. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Josh Kelly & Conor Benn fight out of an orthodox stance.
Kelly is currently arguably the less experienced 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 15 more professional rounds, 99 to Benn's 84.
Conor Benn is currently ranked number 7 by the WBC and 8 by the RING in the 147lb division.
Kelly vs Benn form
Kelly has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he won against Troy Williamson on 2nd December 2022 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Welterweight championship fight at Utilita Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Peter Kramer on 17th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside.
Before that, he had been beaten by David Avanesyan on 20th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
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.
Benn remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Chris Van Heerden on 16th April 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Chris Algieri on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Adrian Granados on 4th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Headingley Rugby League Stadium, Yorkshire.
Before that, he had beat Samuel Vargas on 10th April 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
He had won against Sebastian Formella on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
In terms of recent activity, Conor Benn has been fighting more than Josh Kelly.
Josh Kelly last fought 3 months and 26 days ago, while Conor Benn's last outing was 11 months and 12 days ago.
Kelly's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Benn's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
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