Sunderland's Josh Kelly faces Jay Byrne on his pro debut in Glasgow on Ricky Burns show

Josh Kelly: Making pro debut on April 15.
Josh Kelly: Making pro debut on April 15.
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Josh Kelly will meet Jay Byrne on his professional debut in Glasgow on Saturday, April 15.

Sunderland's Olympian faces the Irishman at the SSE Hydro, on the undercard of Ricky Burns’ World light-welterweight showdown with Julius Indongo, live on Sky Sports.

Kelly turned pro this year having reached the last 16 at the Rio games last summer.

“I was unlucky to run into the eventual gold medal winner in Rio but I think that I’ll prove that turning pro is the right move for me," said the 23-year-old, who is trained in Surrey by Adam Booth.

"I’m learning every day with Adam and I’m buzzing to be making my debut on such a huge night.”

Byrne is not an easy opener for the former Houghton ABC star.

The 30-year-old Dubliner has won four of his five contests, his only defeat coming earlier this month when he jumped two weights at the York Hall to take middleweight prospect Felix Cash the distance.

In the main event WBA champ Burns faces a unification match against IBF belt holder Indongo.

Elsewhere, Kelly’s Team GB teammate Lawrence Okolie boxes for the second time in the pros.