JOSH KELLY was exceptionally lucky to scrape a 10-round draw with “New” Ray Robinson. One score of 96-94 in Kelly’s favour was overruled by two scores of 95-95. Many ringsiders, including Boxing News, had Robinson ahead at the finish.
The welterweight starlet, trained by Adam Booth, was impressive in the opening stages as he made the wily Philadelphian miss but Kelly’s hands-down style also led to problems once southpaw Robinson had worked it out.
Kelly – in a nod to his inexperience – was unable or unwilling to change his approach and found himself walking on to shot after shot as he tried and failed to keep Robinson at bay.