Kelly vs Knapp Announced for 16 December on DAZN

On 16 December 2023 live from Sunderland, Wassermann Boxing present Kelly vs Knapp. The card takes place live on DAZN from the Beacon of Light and is a homecoming for the former Olympian.

Josh Kelly is competing for the third time in 2023 having had earlier bouts on Channel Five and DAZN. Kelly demolished unbeaten Troy Williamson over 12 rounds picking up the British Super Welterweight championship in February. ‘Pretty Boy’ followed up that win by defeating Gabriel Corzo in July, picking up the WBO International title.

Josh Kelly’s opponent is Roarke Knapp (17-1-1), a South African boxer competing for the first time on foreign soil. Knapp defeated former Sam Egginton opponent Przemyslaw Zysk via TKO back in September, and is unbeaten since 2019.

Josh Kelly is currently ranked as number 1 by the WBO, with Tim Tszyu as Interim Champion and Jermell Charlo named Super Champion. Kelly also holds number 11 with the WBC and number 4 with the IBF. Josh Kelly is unranked by the WBA.

His opponent Knapp is unranked by the WBO and WBA. Knapp holds a ranking of 12 with the WBC and 10 with the IBF.

No undercard has been announced for Kelly vs Knapp. Wasserman Boxing have announced Eubank vs Schwarzkopf and McGregor vs Lowe for the end of the year, which you can read below.

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