Josh Kelly’s walk on the road back has a new home, as Wasserman Boxing has teamed up with DAZN to broadcast his return to the ring on June 24 against the undefeated Gabriel Corzo in Newcastle.
Kelley (13-1-1, 7 KOs) was overtaken by David Avanesyan two years ago but looked sharp in a 12-round match against Troy Williamson to win the British Championship last December. The win put him in number one. 2 in the WBO rankings, will become zero. 1 after current top contender Bakhram Murtazaliev won the IBF title. Argentinian Corzo (18-0, 3 KOs) is no. 9 with the WBO, but it’s unclear exactly how he got there, as he’s been enamored with trash competitions since the beginning of his career. BoxRec places him at 205th in the rankings, and while I understand that’s not an objective analysis, it’s a terrible view.
There are limits to the principle of unannounced Argentine spoilers.
Josh Kelly vs Gabriel Corzo set for 24th June 2023 on DAZN
Kelly said: “Winning against Corzo on June 24 at Newcastle will give me a chance to win the world title. “I am delighted to be partnering with DAZN and fully intend to create an outstanding performance that will be watched around the world on their platform.
“Corzo is ranked 9th in the world and is a good boxer, but I will deliver a performance that will make the rest of the division sit up and take notice. You don’t want to miss this.
Corzo said: “Make no mistake, on June 24 in Newcastle, Josh Kelly’s world championship dream is coming to an end and mine is getting closer to reality.
“I’m not from Argentina to catch the numbers. I want to win the world championship and Kelly is stopping me, so he has to be eliminated. “I hope Kelly fans are prepared for the upheavals to come.”
Nathan Gorman, Codie Smith, Chloe Watson and Steve Robinson will also participate.