Kelly vs Corzo – DAZN – July 15 – 2 pm ET
The fight between Josh Kelly, world’s No. 2 super welterweight, and the unbeaten Gabriel Corzo, has been postponed to Saturday, July 15 live on DAZN. The delay arises from an injury Kelly sustained during training this week, leading to the three-week deferment of the Wasserman Boxing event in Newcastle.
The fight between Kelly, the 29-year-old, and the undefeated Argentinian, Corzo, will be broadcasted live and exclusively worldwide on DAZN tonight.
Commenting on the setback, Kalle Sauerland, Global Head of Boxing at Wasserman Boxing said, “Josh has been firing on all cylinders in the gym of late, eager to get back in the ring before his fans. However, an unfortunate injury in training has led to a three-week delay in his return. But rest assured, Josh will be ready to make a statement performance in the division, live on DAZN on July 15.”
On July 15, Josh Kelly will embark on his journey to claim the world super welterweight title in Newcastle, squaring off against Argentina’s Gabriel Corzo. This event will be broadcasted live and exclusively on DAZN worldwide.
Teaming up with Wasserman Boxing and the global broadcasting giant, Kelly’s world title pursuit is set to commence at the Vertu Motors Arena next month. Being the world’s No.2, Kelly understands that a win against Corzo could potentially lead him to a face-off with the undisputed champion, Jermell Charlo.
Nevertheless, the undefeated Corzo, ranked ninth globally, holds his own world title ambitions and is determined to upset Kelly’s trajectory, potentially shattering his dreams of a world title.
The event will also feature heavyweight contender Nathan Gorman’s return, Codie Smith’s second professional match, and the latest bout from Chloe Watson, the promising future of women’s boxing in the country.
Heavyweights Steve Robinson from Newcastle and Franklin Ignatius are set for a gripping clash, while fan favorite Ben Marksby continues his super lightweight journey. Known as ‘Pretty Boy’, Kelly’s journey is one of the most captivating comeback stories in recent British boxing history, as the 29-year-old continues his rebound from his loss to David Avanesyan.
Despite being written off by many after his stoppage loss, Kelly has silenced his critics with his extraordinary British title win over Williamson in December, marking the first milestone in his comeback journey.
Doors swing open at 4:30 PM, with the first bout kicking off fifteen minutes later.
First up, we have a 4-round Super Middleweight Contest:
Oliver Zaren tipped the scales at 168lbs Jay Byrne at 168.10lbs
Next, it’s a 4-round Super Lightweight Contest:
Owen Rees at 142.1lbs Marius Istrate at 139.5lbs
Following that, a 4-round Super Featherweight Contest:
Kai Richmond at 134lbs Karl Sampson at 133.14lbs
Then, a 4-round Super Welterweight Contest (weigh-ins tomorrow):
Tom Summerbell Dimitri Protkanus
Our first 6-round bout is up next, a Super Welterweight Contest:
Samuel Antwi at 153.4lbs Ruben Angulo at 155.3lbs
Another 6-round Super Welterweight Contest follows:
Troy Williamson at 160.3lbs Ramiro Blanco at 161.13lbs
an 8-round Flyweight Contest:
Chloe Watson at 113.9lbs Belen Valdebenito at 113.14lbs
Another 6-round contest, this time in the Super Lightweight division:
Ben Marksby at 143.8lbs Ricardo Fernandez at 140.4lbs
Vacant British Super Featherweight Title Contest:
Qais Ashfaq at 129.12lbs Liam Dillon at 129.6lbs
4-round Featherweight Contest coming up:
Codie Smith at 126.6lbs Francisco Rodriguez at 125lbs
8-round Heavyweight Contest:
Steven Robinson at 244.2lbs Franklin Ignatius at 241lbs
WBO International Super Welterweight Title:
Josh Kelly weighing in at 154lbs Gabriel Corzo at 152.12lbs