June 16, 2018
June 16, 2018
Josh Kelly fight time

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Josh Kelly fight time and where to watch it

Hometown favourite Josh Kelly tops this bill this Saturday (June 16) as he challenges Kris George for the Commonwealth welterweight title live on Sky Sports Action. Lewis Ritson defends the British lightweight title against Paul Hyland.

Here is all you need to know about Saturday nights event.

Rounds scheduled  

12 three-minute rounds in the welterweight division.

Main-Event ring walk

Kelly and George are scheduled for a 10.30 ring walk.

TV Coverage

The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports Action (channel 407) at 7pm, preliminary bouts will be on Facebook Live at 6pm.

Alternatively

You can also use the Sky Go App to watch it on a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

Josh Kelly fight time

Fight card – The rundown

Kris George vs Josh Kelly – Commonwealth & WBA International welterweight title

Kelly challenges Australian George for the Commonwealth title while also defending the WBA International strap he picked up against former world champion Carlos Molina in March. George is 14-1 and won the title against Cameron Hammond in November 2016.

Lewis Ritson vs Paul Hyland Jnr – British lightweight Title

Unbeaten in 15 Ritson has his fourth British title fight, having beaten Robbie Barrett, Joe Murray and more recently Scott Cardle along the way. Hyland Jnr is also undefeated with 18 straight wins.

Gavin McDonnell vs Stuart Hall  – WBC International super-bantamweight title

McDonnell has won three times since his failed attempt at capturing the WBC world title against Ray Vargas in February 2017. McDonnell is coming off an impressive win against Gamal Yafai in March. Hall, a former IBF bantamweight world champion comes into the contest having previously lost to McDonnell’s twin brother, Jamie.

Charlie Edwards vs Anthony Nelson – WBA Continental super-flyweight title

Edwards, a former British champion whose only loss came against John Riel Casimero for the IBF world title, takes on Nelson, a 32 year-old 12-1 fighter who also holds only one defeat, that coming against Jamie Conlan for the Commonwealth title.

Also on the bill…

Ricky Burns Burns, a former three-weight world champion who has shared the ring with Terence Crawford, Omar Figueroa Jr and Roman Martinez returns to the ring off the back of two consecutive losses, coming against Julius Indongo and Anthony Crolla. In the latter, Burns moved back down to 135lbs, Burns is set to stay at the weight and looks to regain form.