NXTGEN: Josh Kelly tops an exciting card in Newcastle this Friday night, live on Sky Sports
Last Updated: 23/06/17 6:08pm
Exciting prospect Josh Kelly tops a packed bill as the second instalment of the NXTGEN series heads to Newcastle this Friday night, live on Sky Sports.
The talented 23-year-old has made an impressive transition from the amateur ranks after representing Team GB at last summer's Rio Olympics and will be targeting his third professional win against Tom Whitfield.
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Kelly is joined on the card by former Team GB team-mate Anthony Fowler, who is having his second professional fight, while Natasha Jonas makes her pro debut.
Josh Kelly v Tom Whitfield
The Sunderland man is fighting in the north east for the first time in his paid career and is likely to draw a large crowd of support for his main event meeting with local man Whitfield.
Kelly showcased his flamboyant style in last month's stoppage victory over Jony Vina and will be hoping to pull off another impressive victory.
But Whitfield, a Newcastle fan, will be eager to inflict a shock setback on his highly-rated opponent.
Anthony Fowler v Nikoloz Gvajava
Fowler makes a swift return to action after marking his professional debut with a first round victory last month.
The super-welterweight made short work of Arturs Geikins, but admits he was too eager to impress after delivering a late blow on his Latvian opponent.
Fowler's aggressive approach should ensure he excites fans in the paid ranks and he has linked up with trainer David Coldwell, who also handles the career of fellow Liverpudlian Tony Bellew.
Natasha Jonas v Monika Antonik
Jonas, another former Team GB boxer, has joined Katie Taylor in the Matchroom stable after signing a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn.
Jonas has already been linked with a future fight against her amateur rival as she will be hoping to avenge a points defeat to Taylor in the quarter-finals at the London 2012 Games.
She must firstly focus on her pro debut and has been preparing alongside the likes of former world champions Anthony Crolla and Liam Smith in Joe Gallagher's gym.
Ways to watch
Friday's NXTGEN bill will be streamed live from 6.45pm on the Sky Sports website and the Sky Sports Facebook page.
A packed bill includes the return of former world champion Stuart Hall, while Bradley Saunders is back in action along with cruiserweight pair Simon Vallily and Warren Baister.
Live coverage of the NXTGEN bill, featuring Josh Kelly, Anthony Fowler and Natasha Jonas will start at 9pm on Sky Sports 2.