VS
Summer 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Welterweight
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35-5-1

The tape

30
Age
38
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
68.1" / 173 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

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Form
UD 12TKO 9TKO 9TKO 9TKO 3
15
Wins
35
8
By KO
26
53
KO%
74
1
Losses
5
1
Stopped
2
1
Draws
1
2017
Debut
2004
114
Pro rounds
242

Current rankings @ Welterweight

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Josh Kelly vs Brandon Rios preview


When is Kelly vs Rios?

Josh Kelly could face Brandon Rios in Summer 2024 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 15 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw, 8 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Brandon Rios would make his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw, with 26 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggest Rios would have a large advantage in power over Kelly, boasting a 74% knockout percentage compared to Kelly's 53%.

Josh Kelly is the younger man by 8 years, at 30 years old.

Kelly has a height advantage of 2 inches over Rios. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Both Josh Kelly and Brandon Rios fight out of an orthodox stance.

Kelly is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 24 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 12 years and 8 months later than Rios, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He has fought 128 fewer professional rounds, totaling 114 compared to Rios' 242.

Kelly vs Rios form

Kelly has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he beat Placido Ramirez on December 16, 2023, by knockout in the 3rd round at Beacon of Light, Sunderland, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had beaten Gabriel Alberto Corzo on July 15, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle.

Going into that contest, he had won against Troy Williamson on December 2, 2022, by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Welterweight championship fight at Utilita Arena, Newcastle.

Before that, he had beaten Lucas Brian Ariel Bastida on July 30, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle.

He had defeated Peter Kramer on June 17, 2022, by technical knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside.

Brandon Rios has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Humberto Soto on February 23, 2019, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, Baja California, Mexico.

Prior to that, he had won against Ramon Alvarez on November 17, 2018, by technical knockout in the 9th round at Kansas Star Arena, Kansas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Danny Garcia on February 17, 2018, by technical knockout in the 9th round at Las Vegas, Nevada.

Before that, he had lost to Timothy Bradley Jr on November 7, 2015, by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Mike Alvarado on January 24, 2015, by technical knockout in the 3rd round at 1stBank Center, Broomfield.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Josh Kelly has been fighting more than Brandon Rios.

Josh Kelly last fought 7 months and 10 days ago, while Brandon Rios' last outing was 5 years, 5 months and 3 days ago.

Kelly's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 9 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.

Rios' last 5 fights have come over a period of 9 years, 6 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 25 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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