European champion David Avanesyan will fight Josh Kelly on Saturday 20th February at the SSE Arena, Wembley. The fight will start at 2 p.m ET. After much delay, the European welterweight championship bout is set to finally take place at the weekend. Here you can find the Avanesyan vs Kelly live stream guide.
How to watch Avanesyan vs Kelly fight:
Date: Saturday, 20th February 2021.
Time: 2 p.m ET, 7 p.m. GMT.
Venue: SSE Arena, Wembley, London.
TV: Sky Sports (UK)
Live Stream: Sky Sports Arena, DAZN
Online Coverage: BadLeftHook.com
Avanesyan vs Kelly: Fight Preview
After two years of delays, Josh Kelly will finally get his welterweight litmus test when he challenges European champion David Avanesyan.
Victory is a must for Kelly if he wishes to move on to challenge at world level, or even pursue big domestic flights such as Conor Benn.
“I think I can go right to the top. I’m an underdog; I enjoy being an underdog,” said Kelly about his upcoming bout. “It’s not just a win against David Avanesyan; it’s a win against this so-called monster. So I’m ready. It’s a massive step up and a massive gain.
“I think everyone knows what kind of fighter David Avanesyan is. The fight has got to happen now. It’s been too long in the making like he said. It’s got to happen, and it’s going to happen. I expect nonstop pressure from David. That’s what I prepared for.”
Avanesyan vs Kelly: When and where is the fight?
The fight event will be held at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London, which continues its residency arrangement with Matchroom Boxing during the COVID-19 pandemic that began last fall.
Date: Saturday, Feb. 20. Time: 7 p.m. GMT/2 p.m. EST. Main event (approx): 10 p.m. GMT/5 p.m. EST
The main card commences from 7 p.m. local time in the UK. Though it is expected that the main event ringwalks will be around 10 p.m. UK time, it will as ever depend on how long the undercard runs.
How to Live Stream Avanesyan vs Kelly fight?
This 12-round welterweight bout will take place on Saturday, February 20 and is being held at the Wembley Arena in London.
Avanesyan vs Kelly live stream will be available via Sky Sports Arena and the main event will be streaming on Sky Sports Main Event.
Sky Sports customers can live stream Avanesyan vs Kelly via the Sky app using mobile, tablet or computer devices.
How to watch David Avanesyan vs Josh Kelly Live Free in the UK?
In the U.K. and Ireland, Avanesyan vs Kelly fight will live stream on Sky Sports Arena, with the headline bout also available on Sky Sports Main Event. Everywhere else in the world, the main card will stream live on DAZN. If you are in Argentina, Chile and Colombia you must download from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store.
How to Stream Avanesyan vs Kelly in the US on DAZN?
For the US fight fans, the event will be streaming live on DAZN. DAZN is a popular sports streaming media all over the USA and Canada. The fight will kick-off at 2 p.m ET. You need to buy a subscription to watch Avanesyan vs Kelly live in the US.
David Avanesyan Records and Bio:
Date of birth: August 15, 1988
Total fights: 30
Record: 26-3-1, 14 KOs
Josh Kelly Records and Bio:
Date of birth: March 7, 1994
Total fights: 11
Record: 10-0-1, 6 KOs
Tale of the tape:
Josh Kelly – David Avanesyan
Nationality: British – Russian
Age: 26 – 32
Height: 5ft 10 – 5ft 8
Reach: 70” – 68”
Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox
Record: 10/0/1 – 26/3/1
KOs: 6 – 14
Rounds: 67 – 195
Debut: 15/4/2017 – 12/6/2009
Last fight: Beat Wiston Campos – beat Jose del Rio
David Avanesyan vs. Josh Kelly, – 12 rounds for Avanesyan’s European welterweight title
Robbie Davies Jr. vs. Gabriel Gollaz Valenzuela – 10 rounds at junior welterweight
Florian Marku vs. Rylan Charlton – 10 rounds at welterweight
Johnny Fisher vs. Matt Gordon – 6 rounds at heavyweight
Jordan Gill vs. Cesar Juarez – 10 rounds at featherweight
Avanesyan is not an elite guy, but his losses have either come against good fighters (Egidijus Kavaliauskas, Lamont Peterson) or early in his career (Andrey Klimov, who isn’t a bad fighter, either). He’s definitely beatable, but he has been tearing through opponents in his last three fights, and don’t forget that Kerman Lejarraga had high hopes before he met Avanesyan.
Neither guy has fought since Dec. 2019, so nobody should have an activity advantage in itself. The question may be more about improvements Kelly has made in the gym versus the older Avanesyan possibly rusting a bit more and losing some of his momentum before he could ever take true advantage.
Kelly’s got skills, but is he good enough to succeed with his somewhat arrogant style against better opponents? Ray Robinson gave him hell, and I think the Avanesyan we’ve seen over the years can, too. I’m edging to the veteran here. Yes, if Kelly comes out with some tweaks to his game, I think he has the potential to be the better fighter, with more to his game. Avanesyan is good but basic in style and attack. I’m betting on Kelly having not fixed enough, or reverting to type when the going gets tough.