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Adam Booth: Josh Kelly is the most talented fighter he's ever worked with

David Haye's former trainer has heaped praise upon his super welterweight contender

Boxing at SSE Arena Belfast Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Adam Booth heaped praised upon Sunderland-born 23-year-old super welterweight contender following another impressive victory on the Katie Taylor - Jessica McCaskill undercard.

Josh Kelly made it five wins from five as a pro following an impressive sixth-round TKO victory over Frenchman Jean Michel Hamilcaro.

And Kelly’s trainer has serious pedigree having guided David Haye WBA world title victory. Booth firmly believes his youngster puncher is destined for great things, when speaking to the Sunderland Echo, Booth said:

“I only talk in terms of world champions”

“Josh has such a unique skill set, he’s the most talented fighter I’ve ever worked with.

“He is the most complete fighter at this stage of his career, I see him becoming world champion.

“Not just a world champion but a world champion who really catches the public’s imagination.”

Kelly is currently ineligible to compete for the European championship as he has not yet had seven contests but is eligible fight for British or Commonwealth straps.

“Pretty Boy” Kelly now has four KO’s in five wins as a professional following his victory at the iconic York Hall in London.

Kelly, a 2016 Rio Olympian, fights with an arrogant confidence and left his hands by his side for much of Hamilcaro bout.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Kelly stated:

“Hamilcaro had experience but he didn’t really come to win, I had to close him down, he was tough and took shots. The body shots eventually got me the victory.

“I thought that it would go the ten rounds, I was trying not to load up too much. I learnt a lot, but I did think it would be a tougher test. It was nice to get out at York Hall.

“I’m ready whenever Adam Booth and Eddie Hearn think I’m ready to step up.”

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