Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Williamson vs Kelly?
Josh Kelly beat Troy Williamson by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 2nd December 2022 at Utilita Arena in Newcastle.
The scorecards were announced as 110-118, 109-119, 111-119 in favor of winner Josh Kelly.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Arthur vs McIntyre.
Williamson vs Kelly stats
Back in December 2022, Troy Williamson stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 1 draw, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Josh Kelly made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Williamson had advantage in power over Kelly, with a 72% knock out percentage over Kelly's 58%.
Troy Williamson was the older man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Williamson had a height advantage of 1 inch over Kelly. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Troy Williamson & Josh Kelly fought out of an orthodox stance.
Williamson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 5 months earlier than Kelly, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 11 more professional rounds, 122 to Kelly's 111.
Troy Williamson went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBO and 8 by the IBF at super welterweight.
Josh Kelly was ranked number 11 by the WBO in the 154lb division.
Williamson vs Kelly form
Williamson had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against David Benitez on 17th September 2022 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Bolton Whites Hotel (De Vere Whites), Bolton, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Mason Cartwright on 25th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Welterweight championship fight at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ted Cheeseman on 9th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their BBBOC British Super Welterweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Merseyside.
Before that, he had defeated Kieran Smith on 30th April 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at York Hall, London.
He had won against Harry Scarff on 15th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at York Hall, London.
Kelly had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Lucas Brian Ariel Bastida on 30th July 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Vertu Motors Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Peter Kramer on 17th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Merseyside.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by David Avanesyan on 20th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Winston Campos on 20th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Arizona, United States.
He had drawn with Ray Robinson on 1st June 2019 by majority draw at Madison Square Garden, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Troy Williamson had been fighting more than Josh Kelly.
Going to this contest, Troy Williamson had last fought 2 months and 15 days ago, while Josh Kelly's last outing had been 4 months and 2 days ago.
Williamson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Kelly's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Williamson vs Kelly start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:45 PM GMT at Utilita Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom, which was 4:45 PM EST or 1:45 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Williamson vs Kelly?
Williamson vs Kelly was broadcast on Channel 5 in the UK.
What were the odds on Williamson vs Kelly?
Troy Williamson was a 91/100 (-110) favourite going into the contest, while Josh Kelly made his way into the ring at 1/1 (+100) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Troy Williamson - Decision||50%|
|Troy Williamson - KO||25%|
|Josh Kelly - KO||25%|
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