Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Kelly vs Robinson?
Josh Kelly drew with Ray Robinson by majority draw on Saturday 1st June 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 96-94, 95-95, 95-95, meaning it was a majority draw.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Anthony Joshua losing to Andy Ruiz Jr for the WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Callum Smith beat Hassan N’Dam for the WBA Super World Super Middleweight belt, Joshua Buatsi defeated Marco Antonio Periban and Chris Algieri was victorious over Tommy Coyle.
Kelly vs Robinson stats
Josh Kelly stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 9 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ray Robinson made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kelly had advantage in power over Robinson, with a 67% knock out percentage over Robinson's 50%.
Josh Kelly was the younger man by 8 years, at 27 years old.
Josh Kelly fought out of the orthodox stance, while Ray Robinson was a southpaw.
Kelly was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 10 year and 4 months later than Robinson, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 98 less professional rounds, 73 to Robinson's 171.
Josh Kelly went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA at welterweight.
Ray Robinson was ranked number 13 by the WBC and 15 by the WBO in the 147lb division.
Kelly vs Robinson form
Kelly had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Przemyslaw Runowski on 20th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Carlos Molina on 31st March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Principality Stadium, Wales.
Before that, he had won against Jean Michel Hamilcaro on 13th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at York Hall, London.
He had beat Jose Luis Zuniga on 21st October 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at The SSE Arena, Northern Ireland.
Kelly's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Kelly vs Robinson start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Kelly vs Robinson?
Josh Kelly was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Ray Robinson made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.