2016 Olympian off to a fast start
England is a country that shows up to support their fighters and have one of the best, if not the best, fight atmospheres in the world. The English should feel like their in for a treat as they have a couple up and comers that look to make a mark on a world level and not just domestically.
Everyone once in awhile you see a prospect and regardless of opposition or amount of fights, you just say he has the goods. Josh Kelly seems to be one of those guys.
While he’s still in the early stages of his career with just 5 fights under his belt, he has looked impressive and has a tremendous amount of potential growth as a fighter. Kelly hasn’t failed to impressed yet, and teaming up with one of the best trainers in the UK in Adam Booth could only help the young man further along.
He will be stepping up in competition this Saturday when he faces a seasoned veteran in former IBF super welterweight champion Carlos Molina, who is 28-8-2 with 8 KO’s. Molina’s best days are behind him perhaps, as he is coming into the bout on a 2 fight losing streak. However, to see a young fighter taking on someone with a whole lot more experience in his 6th professional fight is quite an impressive feat and is to be applauded.
Molina has victories over Kermit Cintron, Corey Spinks, Ishe Smith and has draws with Erislandy Lara and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. It’s a step up for the young man, as his promoter Eddie Hearn seems to be on the fast track.
It might be too soon with just 5 fights to say he could be a star but he’s definitely off to a good start. Saturday night on the Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker undercard England could be seeing their next big star.
By: Wilson Urena