Josh Kelly reveals world title ambitions ahead of NXTGEN fight
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 19/06/17 2:47pm
Josh Kelly has revealed his desire to become a future world champion and can showcase his flashy skills on the latest NXTGEN bill.
The exciting 23-year-old prospect will take on Tom Whitfield at the top of a packed card in Newcastle this Friday night, live on Sky Sports.
Live Nxtgen Boxing
June 23, 2017, 9:00pm
Kelly trains alongside recently crowned IBF bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett in Adam Booth's gym and believes he has the right attributes to reach the very top of the sport.
"I can't wait to do a good job," Kelly told Sky Sports. "It will be an entertaining night and obviously we've got some good boxers on there.
"I'm buzzing to be headlining with the boxers on the card, because it's a good card.
"I'm sort of a humble guy, so I want to take it step-by-step, but my long-term goal is to become a world champion. I'm a winner so I want the best."
The former Team GB fighter demonstrated his eye-catching style while stopping Jony Vina in Birmingham last month and intends to bring more entertainment to the north east.
"I've always wanted to be different," said the Sunderland man, who competed at last summer's Rio Olympics.
"I like to stand out from the crowd, so if I can with my boxing it sort of comes through natural.
"When I get into the ring, I like to feel like I'm different and I like to feel like I'm in control. That's the way I want to go about business on the 23rd."