How to watch Josh Kelly vs Placido Ramirez
BBN have provided viewers with all the details below to tune in and watch ‘Pretty Boy’ Josh Kelly (14-1-1, 7KO) clash with Colombian Placido Ramirez (24-3, 17KO) just eight days before Christmas.
It's the Tyne and Wear fighter's first time headlining in his his hometown and plans to put on a Christmas cracker for all his fans.
Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: Doors open 5:30pm, main card from 7pm
Venue: Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Rounds: 12×3 Super-welterweight (154lbs)
Ringwalks: From 10pm UK time approx.
Undercard Highlights: New recruits Tom Welland and Dan Toward will both be back in action, in respective contests
How to Watch
TV & Live Stream: Watch the main card from 7pm on DAZN, which can be streamed via phone, tablet, PlayStation, XBox, or smart TV.
Live Reports: BBN will be providing LIVE round-by-round results on fight night HERE
29-year-old Kelly was originally scheduled to fight Roarke Knapp, however, the South African suffered a hand injury and was forced to withdraw.
The festive fight night will mark the local hero’s maiden headlining slot in his hometown, taking place at The Beacon of Light in Sunderland.
Trained by Adam Booth, the stylist exploded into the pro ranks in 2017 following a stellar amateur career. His meteoric rise was temporarily stalled by upsetter David Avanesyan in 2021, but he's since returned with a quartet of impressive wins against solid competition, such as Troy Williamson, and now sits at fourth place in the IBF rankings, in touching distance of world title shots.
Ramirez may not be a huge name at super-welterweight (ranked #47 in the world by BoxRec), but he has a respectable KO ratio, and his last seven victories were all decided by knockout, mostly within three rounds.
The 29-year-old is a two-weight Colombian national champion and has ended 17 of his 24 opponents early. His best win came from a fourth-round KO over 22-1 Lukasz Wierzbicki earlier this year to win the Republic of Poland International welterweight belt.
His heavy hands could pose a threat, but Kelly will be looking to put on yet another stylish, dominant performance to edge closer to world title contention.
Global Head of Boxing at Wasserman Boxing
“Out goes one dangerous opponent, and in comes another, for Josh Kelly’s huge homecoming show on December 16.
“The threat posed to Josh’s plans for next year remains high with Ramirez, who comes to the UK next week, with 17 knockouts on his record, nothing to lose and everything to gain.
“But Josh is the one of this country’s best fighters and the change of opponent has not changed his laser-focus on delivering a performance for his Sunderland fans to be proud of, but one that also sends out a statement of intent for next year.
“Make no mistake, 2024 is gearing up to be Josh Kelly’s year and a big win on December 16, on DAZN, sets that up perfectly.”
Tim Rickson BBN Editor: “I think we can expect another masterclass from Josh Taylor, now he seems to be back to his old self, showing confidence and style again. He is such a livewire early in the fight, fluid like water, showing shades of Lomachenko. He does lack a bit of power, but if he can land copiously enough, he could swarm and stop Ramirez if he can make this completely one-sided, but I'll always be expecting him to go the distance.”
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