Kelly vs Ramirez Running Order, Start Times, Fight Card And Main Event Ring Walks

Kelly vs Ramirez Running Order, Start Times, Fight Card And Main Event Ring Walks

  • WBO #1 Josh Kelly Headlines DAZN Show In Sunderland, UK
  • Kelly Faces South American Placido Ramirez In IBO Eliminator
  • Kelly vs Ramirez Running Order Confirmed Ahead Of Sat Night

WBO’s #1 154-pounder Josh Kelly headlines a DAZN show this Saturday, December 16 at the Beacon of Light in his hometown of Sunderland, UK.

Kelly (14-1-1, 7 KOs) returns to DAZN, where he scored a wide unanimous decision win over undefeated Argentine Gabriel Alberto Corzo in July.

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South Africa’s Roarke Knapp was the original opponent but he withdrew from the fight a couple of weeks out so the 2016 Olympian will now face Colombian KO artist Placido Ramirez (24-3, 17 KOs) in a final eliminator for the IBO super welterweight world title, currently held by JJ Metcalf.

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29-year-old Ramirez could put himself in line for a world title should he pull off the upset. The South American has only lost to undefeated opponents; Bryan Flores, Sonny Fredrickson and Luis Hernandez Ramos.

A win for Kelly and a world title chance against Tim Tszyu would be possible but Wasserman also represents British star Chris Eubank Jr at the weight above who is now without an opponent as his mega fight with Conor Benn has fallen through.

Kelly vs Ramirez Running Order, Undercard

6 Rounds Middleweight contest
Tursynbay Kulakhmet 161.7lbs
Fouad El Massoudi 162.1lbs 

6 Rounds Super Middleweight contest
Andrei Dascalu 166lbs
Angel Emilov 166.4lbs

4 Rounds Super Welterweight contest
Harvey Lambert 149.2lbs
Fabio Cascone 154.15lbs

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6 Rounds Super Bantamweight contest
Tom Welland 126lbs
Yuri Zanoli 122.14lbs

6 Rounds Super Lightweight contest
Ben Marksby 143.8lbs
Kurt Jackson 141.15lbs

6 Rounds Super Welterweight contest
Travis Waters 149.8lbs
Mykhailo Sovtus 152.9lbs

6 Rounds Super Welterweight contest
Dan Toward 155.4lbs
Nikolas Dzurnak 153.9lbs

IBO World Super Welterweight title final eliminator
12 Rounds
Josh Kelly 153.8lbs
Placido Ramirez 153.2lbs

Kelly vs Ramirez Start Time, TV Channel, Ring Walks

Date: Saturday, December 16

Venue: Beacon of Light, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.

TV Channel: DAZN (Worldwide)

UK Time: 7:00 pm BST (2 pm ET/ 11 am PT)

Ring Walks: 10:15 pm BST (5:15 pm ET/ 2:15 pm PT)

By Darshan Desai