Troy Williamson has promised to end Josh Kelly’s career when the pair fight for the British title.
Williamson’s super welterweight belt will be up for grabs at the Utilita Arena, Newcastle on Friday, December 2 in an all-North East battle.
‘The Trojan’ has emerged as one of the must-see attractions on the domestic scene in the past 12 months, having engaged in back-to-back Fight of the Year contenders and the unbeaten champion will deliver more drama, live on Channel 5.
And Williamson’s plan is to win in such emphatic fashion against Kelly in December that he ends the pro career of the 2016 Olympian.
At Tuesday’s press conference in London, Williamson said: “This is the fight I wanted. He’s had a good ride; he had a lot of hype about him, but he’s not propelled to the levels people thought he would reach. He’s now fighting for the British title and it’s time to end his career. I really believe I will do that.”
Kelly fired back: “That can’t happen! I’m only 28, I’m still young in this sport. When I win the British title, that could be flipped, because where will Troy have to go?”
Probellum’s Head of Talent Relations, Sam Jones, is in no doubt as to who will emerge victorious on December 2 in Newcastle.
“As soon as the fight was mentioned, Troy rang everybody to make sure it happened,” Jones said.
“Everyone loves a domestic dust-up and Troy was never going to turn this fight down. There is a big mess in boxing at the moment with big fights not happening, so credit to both of these guys for making this happen, because they could very easily have gone in separate directions. It is going to be a fantastic atmosphere on December 2, and I fully expect Troy to win.”