VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Super Welterweight
15-1-1
19-0-0

The tape

30
Age
21
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
74" / 188 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

KO 3UD 12UD 12UD 10TKO 4
Form
UD 10TKO 5TKO 5UD 8UD 8
15
Wins
19
8
By KO
12
53
KO%
63
1
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
1
Draws
0
2017
Debut
2019
114
Pro rounds
81

Current rankings @ Super Welterweight

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The Ring
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WBA
-
10
WBC
5
4
WBO
3
5
IBF
7

Josh Kelly vs Xander Zayas preview


When is Kelly vs Zayas?

Josh Kelly could take on Xander Zayas in late 2024 the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 kg).

Kelly vs Zayas 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.

Xander Zayas would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knockout.

The stats suggest Zayas would have a slight advantage in power over Kelly, with a 63% knockout percentage compared to Kelly's 53%.

Josh Kelly is the older man by 9 years, at 30 years old.

Zayas has a 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Josh Kelly and Xander Zayas fight out of an orthodox stance.

Kelly is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 years and 7 months earlier than Zayas, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He has fought 33 more professional rounds, totaling 114 compared to Zayas' 81.

Josh Kelly goes into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO, and 5 by the IBF at super welterweight.

Xander Zayas is currently ranked number 5 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO, and 7 by the IBF in the 154lb division.

Kelly vs Zayas form

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

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

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

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

Zayas remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated Patrick Teixeira on June 8, 2024, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Prior to that, he had defeated Jorge Fortea on December 9, 2023, by technical knockout in the 5th round at Charles F. Dodge City Center, Pembroke Pines.

Going into that contest, he had won against Roberto Valenzuela Jr on September 15, 2023, by technical knockout in the 5th round at American Bank Center, Corpus Christi.

Before that, he had defeated Ronald Cruz on June 10, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had beaten Alexis Salazar on December 10, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Xander Zayas has been fighting more than Josh Kelly.

Josh Kelly last fought 1 year and 5 days ago, while Xander Zayas' last outing was 6 months and 13 days ago.

Kelly's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 4 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 6 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.

Zayas' last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.

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