Josh Kelly brutally exposed- what does he need to do next?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by destruction, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Josh Kelly was brutally exposed last night against a fighter many on here thought he would beat. I wasnt one of them and picked on here for Avanesyan to stop him in the 9th.

    What does he need to do to comeback and make the most of his strengths?

    For me it is as clear as night and day that this ambush power punching Adam Booth style isnt working for him. He doesnt have the power, or the reflexes.

    He needs a new trainer, to teach him how to consistently use his jab and fight and defend on the inside. To maximise his superb foot movement and his great jab that he doesnt use enough or vary enough.

    The good news is that at 26 he is young enough to have another go. But he needs to make big changes and be open to learning and changing his style.

    Also does this raise questions about Adam Booth as a trainer too?

    So many British fighters have taken a Big L in recent weeks.
  2. kevin-novice

    kevin-novice Member Full Member

    Mar 19, 2016
  3. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

    Feb 11, 2018
    I don’t think he was brutally exposed. His limitations showed, yes but Avenasyan is no mug.

    Anyone who thought he was going to go on to world level because of 3 left hooks in a row against a journeyman is an idiot.
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  4. Shakermaker

    Shakermaker Member Full Member

    Mar 19, 2019
    Not a great two weeks for Eddie! Brutally exposed is harsh though, everyone knew what a tough fight this was going to be and fair play to him for taking it. Like has been said Booth’s style doesn’t really seem to suit him, doesn’t carry enough power to fight that way. I’d love to see the Benn fight next, think that’d be a lot closer now than we all thought 6-12 months ago..
  5. kevinreid001

    kevinreid001 Punchdrunk101 Full Member

    Nov 1, 2012
    First few rounds looked great but was boy against man in there. Hate all flashy **** if u cant back it up he couldn't needed that show him his level tbh
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  6. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 4, 2017
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  7. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 4, 2017
    Khan is a nobody.

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
  9. Joshua

    Joshua New Member Full Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    Josh Kelly wasn’t exposed his coach was, if Josh would of kept to his old style fast jab and kept the distance get in then out rather than staying there with a puncher he could of nicked it on points the way Booth had him fighting was madness
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  10. BigDoofus

    BigDoofus Active Member Full Member

    Apr 4, 2016
    Shave his beard off.
    Stop showing off.
    Box to his strengths instead of trying to be a mini Haye/Groves.
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  11. kevin-novice

    kevin-novice Member Full Member

    Mar 19, 2016
    You can't deny he was pretty famous but he's certainly a nobody now.
  12. Dannymita

    Dannymita Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    Seems pretty simple to me...he should hopefully realise that he has a massive amount of talent but that he is not a prime Roy Jones or pernell whittaker and he shouldnt pretend he is ...put your ****in hands up..stop posing and when your catching punches on the chin stop acting to the judges and the crowd like you slipped them....your not fooling anyone except matchroom shills.

    Hopefully this humbling will do him a world of good....go back to the drawing board.... ascertain if he can still make this weight comfortably or whether he is just putting his body through the ringer to get down to it...if he is..move him up and go back to British level.

    And if he's dead set in his ..hands down reflex style...he's going no where
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  13. chrisbonnie

    chrisbonnie Active Member Full Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    Nail firmly hit on the head.

    His style doesn't suit his powers and his beard is ****!!
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  14. Little brian

    Little brian Active Member Full Member

    Jul 21, 2019
    I think a light stubble could be key to victory in the rematch
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  15. Little brian

    Little brian Active Member Full Member

    Jul 21, 2019
    Connor benn hooks the little fruit into oblivion