All hail Neil Marsh - Adam Booth and Kelly shown up

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Booth's an oddball. Always comes off weird & intense. Seems the sort of bloke who likes to play mind games to get into people's heads. Which is exactly what it looked like here. No idea about this Marsh guy, first i've heard of him, but if i was his fighter i'd rather not have my team losing their shit like that at conferences, it looks shit & like they're rattled.

All being said, further underlines my hopes that Josh Taylor goes nowhere near Booth. He's a crank of a trainer too IMHO.
 
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Listened to about 10 mins of this fella going on and on but couldn't really get what he was accusing Booth of?

Knowing the fight was off the day before they were told? Is that the extent of it?
 

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Whilst I rate Booth as a trainer, Marsh is right, he’s got a track record of pulling fighters out with questionable injuries / illnesses & it’s the fans that miss out
 
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Listened to about 10 mins of this fella going on and on but couldn't really get what he was accusing Booth of?

Knowing the fight was off the day before they were told? Is that the extent of it?
Fight was cancelled four hours before they were intended to fight. Avanesyan had done a full camp, staying away from his family for months, and did not get paid when A-side Kelly got second thoughts and pulled out in the last minute after struggling to make weight. Hearn was furious that Kelly had pulled out. Then there was talk about a new schedule a month or two later, but Matchroom and Booth did not respond to any of Marsh's attempts to contact them to get the new date signed.

Thus, Kelly was not sick, but Booth pulled him out when he realised Avanesyan did not show up just to get paid. What Avanesyan went on to do in 2019 speaks for itself. Kelly's nervous face and Booth rejecting nothing of what was said confirms it all.

It is the EBU that made Kelly mandatory for this fight, and Hearn wants it to put Kelly to the test - sink or swim. Thus, Kelly had no where to go but to accept this fight, while Hearn signed a three fight deal with Avanesyan before Christmas. First fight was on the first Matchroom Spain show, this will be the second one, and should Avanesyan win Kelly, Hearn will give him a world title fight. Meanwhile Kelly in 2019 did not look good in any of his three fights, so I think this is Hearn pushing Kelly and Booth to show their cards instead of talking about Khan, Brooks etc. as they did last spring following the pull out against Avanesyan.

Really looking forward to this fight. Would be surprised if DA does not KO Kelly badly.
 
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Fight was cancelled four hours before they were intended to fight. Avanesyan had done a full camp, staying away from his family for months, and did not get paid when A-side Kelly got second thoughts and pulled out in the last minute after struggling to make weight. Hearn was furious that Kelly had pulled out. Then there was talk about a new schedule a month or two later, but Matchroom and Booth did not respond to any of Marsh's attempts to contact them to get the new date signed.

Thus, Kelly was not sick, but Booth pulled him out when he realised Avanesyan did not show up just to get paid. What Avanesyan went on to do in 2019 speaks for itself. Kelly's nervous face and Booth rejecting nothing of what was said confirms it all.

It is the EBU that made Kelly mandatory for this fight, and Hearn wants it to put Kelly to the test - sink or swim. Thus, Kelly had no where to go but to accept this fight, while Hearn signed a three fight deal with Avanesyan before Christmas. First fight was on the first Matchroom Spain show, this will be the second one, and should Avanesyan win Kelly, Hearn will give him a world title fight. Meanwhile Kelly in 2019 did not look good in any of his three fights, so I think this is Hearn pushing Kelly and Booth to show their cards instead of talking about Khan, Brooks etc. as they did last spring following the pull out against Avanesyan.

Really looking forward to this fight. Would be surprised if DA does not KO Kelly badly.
Brilliant thanks for explaining that. I'm amazed that this sort of stuff doesn't happen more often. I wouldn't even pick Kelly to beat that Spanish guy avanesyan did twice.
 
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Fight was cancelled four hours before they were intended to fight. Avanesyan had done a full camp, staying away from his family for months, and did not get paid when A-side Kelly got second thoughts and pulled out in the last minute after struggling to make weight. Hearn was furious that Kelly had pulled out. Then there was talk about a new schedule a month or two later, but Matchroom and Booth did not respond to any of Marsh's attempts to contact them to get the new date signed.

Thus, Kelly was not sick, but Booth pulled him out when he realised Avanesyan did not show up just to get paid. What Avanesyan went on to do in 2019 speaks for itself. Kelly's nervous face and Booth rejecting nothing of what was said confirms it all.

It is the EBU that made Kelly mandatory for this fight, and Hearn wants it to put Kelly to the test - sink or swim. Thus, Kelly had no where to go but to accept this fight, while Hearn signed a three fight deal with Avanesyan before Christmas. First fight was on the first Matchroom Spain show, this will be the second one, and should Avanesyan win Kelly, Hearn will give him a world title fight. Meanwhile Kelly in 2019 did not look good in any of his three fights, so I think this is Hearn pushing Kelly and Booth to show their cards instead of talking about Khan, Brooks etc. as they did last spring following the pull out against Avanesyan.

Really looking forward to this fight. Would be surprised if DA does not KO Kelly badly.
Thanks :good
 
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Fight was cancelled four hours before they were intended to fight. Avanesyan had done a full camp, staying away from his family for months, and did not get paid when A-side Kelly got second thoughts and pulled out in the last minute after struggling to make weight. Hearn was furious that Kelly had pulled out. Then there was talk about a new schedule a month or two later, but Matchroom and Booth did not respond to any of Marsh's attempts to contact them to get the new date signed.

Thus, Kelly was not sick, but Booth pulled him out when he realised Avanesyan did not show up just to get paid. What Avanesyan went on to do in 2019 speaks for itself. Kelly's nervous face and Booth rejecting nothing of what was said confirms it all.

It is the EBU that made Kelly mandatory for this fight, and Hearn wants it to put Kelly to the test - sink or swim. Thus, Kelly had no where to go but to accept this fight, while Hearn signed a three fight deal with Avanesyan before Christmas. First fight was on the first Matchroom Spain show, this will be the second one, and should Avanesyan win Kelly, Hearn will give him a world title fight. Meanwhile Kelly in 2019 did not look good in any of his three fights, so I think this is Hearn pushing Kelly and Booth to show their cards instead of talking about Khan, Brooks etc. as they did last spring following the pull out against Avanesyan.

Really looking forward to this fight. Would be surprised if DA does not KO Kelly badly.
Booth has repeatedly said that he regrets letting Haye fight Thompson when he knew he hadn't trained enough to win.

He has also said he would never do it again, and will always pull fighters out, no matter who it upsets.
 

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It's a close one but I'll be rooting for Avanesquik because watching Kelly constantly farting around with the showboating, twitching and posing is beyond annoying.
 
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Kelly is a wannabe Instagram fighter.

Avenessyan is the real deal.

Will batter him, and ill savour every round of it.