Fight Card Preview - Avanesyan vs Kelly & Undercard

By Eliot Stott


David Avanesyan vs Josh Kelly


Over two years after they were originally scheduled to meet, David Avanesyan & Josh Kelly top the bill this Saturday night as Matchroom Boxing return to Wembley Arena after Josh Warrington suffered a shock defeat to Mexican Mauricio Lara.


Originally scheduled for December 2018 on a Kell Brook undercard in Sheffield, both fighters have since gone their separate ways, Avanesyan recording 3 KO victories whilst Kelly received the first glitch on his record, succumbing to a draw against Ray Robinson over in New York.



Whilst the boxing public have been given much longer than usual to breakdown and predict a fight, the contest is still seen as a genuine 50/50 by many despite the amount of time has past since the contest was first announced.


Adding a layer of importance to the bout, Avanesyan is putting his European Welterweight title on the line as well as his chance of fighting for a world title in the next year or so, putting his world ranking at stake in the meantime against the undefeated Kelly.


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David Avanesyan vs Josh Kelly prediction video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL19O0RqMWg


Florian Marku vs Rylan Charlton

The 2nd welterweight contest of the evening as well as the 2nd genuine 50/50 of the night rightfully, takes place as chief support while undefeated fighters Florian Marku & Rylan Charlton go to war over 10 rounds.


Charlton who 18 months ago was had mostly come up against fighters with losing records until a few months ago, stopped undefeated prospect Joe Laws in brutal fashion inside 3 rounds back in October of last year.



Marku on the other hand has gained a lot of attention due to his booming Albanian support, as well as fighting on TV twice in the space of a month towards the end of 2020. However, despite gaining some momentum, Marku controversially received a draw in his last fight, against novice Jamie Stewart who had only recorded 2 pro fights before meeting Marku.

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Marku vs Charlton prediction video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK8uHlr2w-Y


Robbie Davies Jnr vs Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela

Announced at short notice to the public, Robbie Davies Jnr & Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela will face off for a scheduled 10 rounds for the IBF Inter-Continental Super Lightweight Title.


Valenzuela who holds a decent KO percentage (59%) will be looking to repeat the efforts of his countryman Mauricio Lara who shocked the boxing world last weekend, defeating Josh Warrington via 9th round stoppage.


Holding a record of 22-2-1, ‘Nina’ hasn’t lost a fight in alm