Josh Kelly Faces Gabriel Corzo On June 24
In Defence Of His WBO International Title
Josh Kelly’s assault on the world super welterweight title
begins on June 24, in Newcastle when he faces Argentinean
Gabriel Corzo, live and exclusive on DAZN worldwide.
Wasserman Boxing has joined forces with the global broadcast
giant to drive Kelly’s world title pursuit, which starts at
the Vertu Motors Arena next month.
Kelly is ranked No2 in the world and knows victory over
Corzo will put him within touching distance of a shot at
undisputed champion Jermell Charlo.
But the unbeaten Corzo, who sits at No9 in the standings,
has global ambitions of his own and intends on ripping up
the script to leave Kelly’s world title dream in tatters.
The show also sees the return of heavyweight contender
Nathan Gorman, a second pro contest for the super skilled
Codie Smith as well as the latest outing for the future of
women’s boxing in this country, Chloe Watson.
Newcastle heavyweight Steve Robinson collides with Franklin
Ignatius in a battle of big-punching big men that is not to
be missed, and the popular Ben Marksby continues his super
Josh Kelly said: "A win over Corzo on June 24 in Newcastle
will put me within touching distance of a shot at the world
"I'm thrilled to be teaming up with DAZN and fully intend on
producing a stellar performance that will be seen around the
world on their platform.
"Corzo is ranked No9 in the world and is a good fighter, but
I am going to deliver a display that makes the rest of the
division sit up and take note. You don't want to miss this
Gabriel Corzo said: “Make no mistake, on June 24 in
Newcastle, Josh Kelly’s world title dream ends and mine gets
closer to being a reality.
“I am not travelling all the way from Argentina to make up
the numbers. I want my shot at the world title and Kelly is
standing in my way of that, so he must be moved aside.
“I hope Kelly’s fans are prepared for the upset that is
Kalle Sauerland, Global Head of Boxing at Wasserman, said:
“Josh Kelly is ready to take on the world and everyone at
Wasserman Boxing is thrilled to team up with DAZN on his
journey to the top.
“We all watched in awe at Josh’s display against Troy
Williamson late last year, where he showed, over 12
faultless rounds, just how gifted he is.
“The unbeaten and dangerous Corzo is up next on June 24 in
Newcastle, but Josh Kelly, ranked No2 in the world, is an
exceptional talent and I strongly believe we are going to
see something extra special, live on DAZN.”
“DAZN are proud to be teaming up with Wasserman Boxing,
adding more big nights of boxing to our best-in-class
schedule’, said Joe Markowski, CEO DAZN North America.
“In 2023, we are determined to add to this and grow it in
order to deliver for fight fans. We look forward to
following Josh Kelly every step of the way on his road to a
World Title shot. Tune in June 24 to watch a great night of
boxing, live and exclusive on DAZN.”
Kelly, nicknamed ‘Pretty Boy’, is embarking on one of
British boxing’s most compelling comeback stories of recent
times as the 29-year-old continues to rise from his defeat
to David Avanesyan
The gifted 2016 Olympian was written off and dismissed by
many following the stoppage loss, but December’s masterclass
British title win over Williamson capped the first stage of
his return and proved the critics wrong.
And on June 24, live on DAZN, the Sunderland AFC fan has the
chance to take a huge step towards securing a world title