British superweight champion Troy Williamson claimed Josh Kelly wouldn’t be able to live with him if the pair fought.
The Lonsdale belt holder, promoted by Probellum, was nominated to defend his title against Kelly by the British Boxing Control Board. The wallet purchase price will be submitted next Wednesday for the Northeast derby.
Williamson visited Newcastle last weekend to take part in Kelly’s game against Lucas Brian Bastida. However, the 30-year-old man was not impressed with what he saw and tell Probellum.com why in a recent interview.
“I spent most of the fight on my phone, looking over and over again, because it was the same for 10 rounds.”
“I expected better from Josh. But no matter what, I’m confident I bet Josh Kelly and beat him brilliantly.”
Kelly, whose bout is now broadcast live on Channel 5 under the banner Wasserman Boxingbeat Bastida on points to take two wins from two wins since joining his new advertising partner.
During the week of fighting The 28-year-old from Sunderland said the Williamson clash was the one he wanted.
“I 100% want that fight. That war is a big one for the Northeast, and I want to win it. After I win here on Saturday, let’s get started. “
Williamson won the British 154lbs title nine months ago beating Ted Cheeseman in an action-packed competition that ended with the challenger stopping his opponent in the 10th round.order ring.
His first defense was another absorbing match, this time against Mason Cartwright, the champion who overcame a gap of 12 innings.
Boxer Darlington craves a second defense and wants it to take on Josh Kelly.
Williamson explains why he believes he will win.
“I’m stronger, faster and tougher; I’ll pick up the pace from the first half and I’d be surprised if he sees all 12 innings with me.”
“I’ll make him work at a pace he’s not comfortable with and a pace he won’t be able to live with.”
“He can be tough for the first four or five rounds but through a fight that lasts 12 rounds I’ll get to him eventually.”