Josh Kelly will square off against Tom Whitfield in the main event of Matchroom’s second JD NXTGEN show at the Walker Activity Dome in Newcastle on June 23rd.
Former Olympian, Kelly, has already claimed two solid victories so far in his professional career — securing a points win against Jay Byrne, before stopping Jony Vina in Birmingham.
Kelly is keen to rise swiftly through the professional ranks and eager to showcase his talents once more.
“This is going to be brilliant, and I’m so happy to be fighting in the North East,” said, Kelly. “It’s going to be a great night for the fans, and I’m buzzing to be topping the bill with some great fighters from up there.
“Boxing in the North East is buzzing right now, there’s so much talent, and we need the platform to showcase that.
“I had a couple of days off following Birmingham and was then straight back in the gym. That’s what I want to do; I want to stay busy and keep learning, go from strength to strength with the great team behind me and move forwards as quickly as I can. I know that by the end of next year I can be in big fights.”
A number of local stars will also feature on the undercard, including; Stuart Hall, Bradley Saunders, Jordan King, Simon Vallily, Warren Baister and Scott Fitzgerald.
Tickets are on sale now priced £30 unreserved balcony, £40 unreserved tier, £60 reserved floor seats and £100 reserved VIP seats – tickets are available from www.matchroomboxing.com.