David Avanesyan stopped Josh Kelly ahead of schedule in a flashy battle


The boxing evening ended at Wembley Stadium in London, UK.

In the main fight, the European champion and former world welterweight champion (up to 66.7 kg), 32-year-old Russian David Avanesyan (26-3-1, 14 KO) met with 26-year-old British prospect Josh Kelly (10-0-1 , 6 KO).

Kelly traditionally had a good start, several times harshly besieging Avanesyan, who was trying to impose pressure during the 1st round, who managed to cut the back of the British head in a clinch.

Avanesyan threw himself at a still fresh opponent without preparation, for which he was almost punished in the second three minutes – Kelly harshly put a left hook in the exchange, but failed to develop his success. Avanesyan, in spite of the not very successful start of the fight, did not react to the opponent’s bravado and clearly followed the instructions of the corner, which bore fruit.

By the 4th round, the Russian began to cling to the opponent, who began to rapidly lose activity and openly neglected the work of his front hand. A couple of times Kelly tried to work close, but to no avail – despite his age, the Russian was less lazy in fuss and did not disdain the simplest work, due to which he gained points.

The denouement came unexpectedly in the 6th round. Avanesyan, realizing that nothing serious threatened him, increased the pace, forcing the less disciplined Kelly to get involved in exchanges, where he immediately began to accumulate damage, which resulted in the first knockdown after a minute and a half. The Russian, on the other hand, did not take time to swing and rushed to finishing off, knocking down Kelly again and forcing him to throw the towel away from the corner. Avanesyan TKO 6.

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