'Not enough substance!': Boxing fans split over Sunderland-born Josh Kelly after Winston Campos win

Boxing fans around the globe are split on Sunderland-born Josh Kelly after he fought in America this weekend.

Sunday, 22nd December 2019, 3:50 pm
Sunderland-born Josh Kelly splits opinion amongst boxing fans with his unique style.

The ex-Olympian beat Winston Campos by unanimous decision and is now undefeated in 11 fights as a professional as the 25-year-old aims for major titles in 2020.

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It was Ryhope-born Kelly’s first outing since his draw against Ray Robinson in New York and, by beating Campos, he has likely set up a European title challenge against David Avanesyan, an experienced veteran champion from Russia.

The boxing world, however, seems split on Kelly’s ability. An interesting fighter, Kelly often chooses to box with his hands down, which has brought criticism from fans and pundits alike. Here’s what boxing fans had to say about the young, exciting puncher who is signed to the same stable – Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom – as two-time unified heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua: