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World Ranked Contender Josh Kelly Returns on June 24th in Newcastle

-Press Release

Wasserman Boxing has joined forces with the global broadcast giant to drive Josh Kelly’s (13-1-1 7KOs) world title pursuit, which starts at the Vertu Motors Arena on June 24th streaming live on DAZN.

Kelly 29, is ranked #2 by the WBO at Junior Middleweight, knows victory over Gabriel Corzo will put him within touching distance of a shot at undisputed champion Jermell Charlo. Tim Tszyu is the current WBO interim and mandatory for Charlo.

But the unbeaten Corzo, who sits at #9 in the WBO Rankings, has global ambitions of his own and intends on ripping up the script to leave Kelly’s world title dream in tatters. 

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 #9 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.” 

Currently Bakhram Murtazaliev is the #1 Contender in the WBO and IBF. Murtazaliev is poised to get his opportunity after Tszyu. Kelly with a win over Corzo puts himself in a great position to become the next WBO mandatory.

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