Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Kelly vs Rios?
Josh Kelly could face Brandon Rios in Early 2024 in the United States.
The fight would be contested 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 Rios stats
Josh Kelly would step into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Brandon Rios would make his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 26 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Rios would have a large advantage in power over Kelly, boosting at 74% knock out percentage over Kelly's 50%.
Josh Kelly is the younger man by 8 years, at 29 years old.
Kelly has a height advantage of 2 inches over Rios. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Josh Kelly & Brandon Rios fight out of an orthodox stance.
Kelly is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 25 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 12 year and 8 months later than Rios, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He has fought 131 less professional rounds, 111 to Rios' 242.
Kelly vs Rios form
Kelly has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he beat Gabriel Alberto Corzo on 15th July 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Troy Williamson on 2nd December 2022 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Welterweight championship fight at Utilita Arena, Newcastle.
Going into that 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.
Before that, he had beat Peter Kramer on 17th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside.
He had been beaten by David Avanesyan on 20th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Brandon Rios has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Humberto Soto on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, Baja California, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ramon Alvarez on 17th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Kansas Star Arena, Kansas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Danny Garcia on 17th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Las Vegas, Nevada.
Before that, he had been beaten by Timothy Bradley Jr on 7th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas.
He had won against Mike Alvarado on 24th January 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at 1stBank Center, Broomfield.
In terms of recent activity, Josh Kelly has been fighting more than Brandon Rios.
Josh Kelly last fought 6 months and 13 days ago, while Brandon Rios' last outing was 4 years, 11 months and 5 days ago.
Kelly's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Rios' last 5 fights have come over a period of 9 years and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
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