Brilliant Kelly lifts ABA title

Josh Kelly triumphs yesterday

Josh Kelly triumphs yesterday

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JOSH Kelly put on a masterclass to win the senior ABA national title yesterday.

The 19-year-old from Sunderland, who boxes out of Houghton ABC, left his London opponent Chris Mbwakongo bewildered with his speed and superb movement to seal glory on home soil at Rainton Meadows Arena.

Kelly showed composure which belied his years to claim a unanimous 5-0 verdict in the 63.5kg category.

South Durham’s Declan Fusco was edged out 3-2 by Portsmouth’s Greg Bridet in the 91kg category.

Full report in Monday’s Sunderland Echo.