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Josh Kelly wins British super welterweight title, Lyndon Arthur triumphs in Newcastle

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Josh Kelly won the British super welterweight title in Newcastle on Saturday night.

He was up against Troy Williamson in an entertaining 12-round match-up, and Kelly emerged by a clear margin on a unanimous judges’ decision.

The judges scored it 118-110, 119-109, 119-111 for a one-sided decision.

 “The performance felt that smooth I felt like saying to Adam [Booth], ‘Can you slap me out of this dream?’” Kelly said after the fight. 

“This British title means so much to me. Oh my God, the hard work has paid off.  

“What tank problems? I feel like I could have done another five rounds.” 

In a light heavyweight clash on the undercard, Lyndon Arthur beat English champion Joel McIntyre, needing  just two rounds for victory.

“I knew he was a tough opponent but I knew I was levels above him, and I showed some of that,” Arthur said after the clash.

“I’ve got a big 2023 ahead of me and I am excited to see what it brings.”

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