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Josh Kelly vs Bradley Skeete?

The BBBofC has ordered an eliminator for 'The Pretty Boy'.

By Aaron Cooper   - @intuboxingfm

Not only is Josh Kelly one of the fastest rising prospects in Great Britain. He is also one of the busiest. 

Since making his debut in Glasgow last April, Kelly has fought six times in a year. Such is the confidence that trainer, Adam Booth, and Promoter, Eddie Hearn has in the 'Pretty Boy'. He has been brought along quickly. Six fights against six fighters with winning records, one of which just happened to be a former world champion. Last time out we saw Kelly on the undercard of Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker. Kelly was able to widely outpoint Carlos Molina at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff picking up the WBA International title and a world ranking in the process.

So it's all looking good for Josh Kelly right now. His next fight will be on June 16th in Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena. Something of a homecoming fight for Kelly given its close proximity to his hometown of Sunderland. Kelly will put his newly won title on the line against Australian, Kris George. George is 14-1 and has fought exclusively in his own country. Another major title in just his seventh professional fight beckons. Surely it cant get any better? ....

Actually yes it can. IntuBoxing has been informed that the British Boxing Board of Control has mandated Kelly to fight in a British title eliminator against Johnny Garton. For those unfamiliar with the name, Garton is a welterweight from Peckham, South London. He is 21-1 with his sole loss coming at the hands of Kelly's stablemate, Sam Eggington. 

A second eliminator has been ordered between former world title challenger, Gary Corcoran, and Paddy Gallagher. This will be Corcoran's first fight since being stopped by WBO Welterweight Champion, Jeff 'The Hornet' Horn. Choosing Gallagher for an eliminator has me scratching my head as he is 13-4 and coming off of a loss. You may remember him from his time on Prizefighter in 2014. Frankie Gavin and Tamuka Mucha both missed out, the latter having beaten Gallagher previously.

Bradley Skeete remains the British Champion and he will look to bounce back from his devastating second-round TKO loss while challenging for the European Welterweight.  title.