Josh Kelly looks ahead to his professional career on State of the Week
Last Updated: 09/02/17 6:10pm
Josh Kelly is the latest Olympian to turn professional and the start of his new journey brought him to State of the Week.
The 22-year-old joined Johnny Nelson and Adam Smith to cast an eye towards the paid ranks following his move to the Matchroom stable.
Kelly has already got one eye on becoming the north east's new sporting superstars with the area crying out for a big boxing name to join Sunderland and Newcastle United in dominating the back pages.
The welterweight follows in the footsteps of Rio 2016 team-mates Lawrence Okolie and Joe Cordina by joining the same stable as well as joining the likes of Billy Joe Saunders and Andy Lee under the guidance of successful trainer Adam Booth.
Kelly explained the decision to head south when it comes to training camps and where he sees himself down the line in a welterweight division dominated by British rivals Kell Brook and Amir Khan.
We hear Kelly's plans as he moves forward and how he hopes to make the perfect start to life as a professional.
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