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Josh Kelly Signs

Multi-Year Deal With Wasserman Boxing!

(May 26th) Wasserman Boxing is thrilled to announce that Josh Kelly has signed a new multi-year deal with the company.


Kelly is set to become the next British boxer to break onto the world stage and Wasserman Boxing, one of the world’s leading promoters, will be in his corner as his career goes to the next level.


The ‘Pretty Boy’, ranked No2 in the world, is preparing for his June 24 showdown with Argentinean hardman Gabriel Corzo at the Vertu Motors Arena, live and exclusive worldwide on DAZN.


And today it can be confirmed that Kelly and Wasserman Boxing have extended their partnership, which began last year and has quickly seen the 29-year-old re-establish himself as one of Britain’s premiere talents.


Josh Kelly said: “I am really happy to have signed a multi-year deal with Wasserman Boxing.


“I have loved working with Kalle, Nisse and the whole team and know that, with them in my corner, my career will continue to go from strength to strength.


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“Winning the British title against Troy Williamson, at a packed-out arena last year, is a moment that I will never forget, but now we are ready to take on the world, starting on June 24 in Newcastle.  Let’s go!”  


Kalle Sauerland, Global Head of Wasserman Boxing, said: “Josh Kelly is one of the hottest properties in the sport and there are many huge domestic and international fights out there for him, so we are thrilled he has put pen to paper on a new multi-year deal with Wasserman Boxing.


“Promoting Josh has been a dream but make no mistake, we are only just getting started with this man. 


“In Newcastle on June 24, we start to take Pretty Boy to the next level.”


Kelly vs Corzo headlines a great night of boxing in Newcastle on June 24, with Liam Dillon and Qais Ashfaq battling it out for the vacant British super featherweight title, in the co-main event.


Local heavyweight Steve Robinson trades punches with Franklin Ignatius in a not-to-be-missed eight round collision.


Chloe Watson continues her journey to the top of the flyweight division, when she takes on Argentina’s Belen Valdebenito, stepping up to eight rounds for the first time.


Codie Smith, one of the most exciting additions to the professional ranks in years, will bring a noisy army of fans from Yorkshire with him for his latest bout.


Darlington’s Ben Marksby plans on making a statement about his super lightweight ambitions on the Newcastle show, while the Mikkel Kessler-trained Oliver Zaren boxes in front of a UK audience for a second successive time.


North East fighters Luke Cope, Travis Waters and Joe Laws are also set to draw in the crowds, on a huge night of action in Newcastle.

Josh Kelly Starts World Title Charge

June 24th In New Castle Live On DAZN!

(May17th) 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 lightweight journey on the show.


Josh Kelly said: “A win over Corzo on June 24 in Newcastle will put me within touching distance of a shot at the world title.


“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 one.”


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 coming.”


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 shot.


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