Josh Kelly to Face Ray Robinson on Joshua-Ruiz Undercard

Jun 4, 2013
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Wow, props to Robinson. Dude isn't afraid to get in the ring. It was crazy that he survived Mean Machine in the first place. I hope he pulls off this next upset.
 
Jun 4, 2012
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Good step up for Kelly. Might realise he needs to stop posturing a bit now, because he needs to be applying a much higher level of pressure through increased output once he steps up. He doesn't hit hard at all, so trying to be a budget RJJ is not going to cut it. He has so much natural ability, but should really be looking to use the jab more, and up his output so that he is amassing clear points and slowing people down with a volume of landed shots. There's too much one punch or one bunch of 4 shots before posing and showboating.
 
Jun 14, 2012
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This Robinson is handy enough. Was unlucky not to get the win against the Lithuanian bloke last time out. If Kelly isn't on it he could very well lose here.
 
Jun 3, 2013
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Good step up for Kelly. Might realise he needs to stop posturing a bit now, because he needs to be applying a much higher level of pressure through increased output once he steps up. He doesn't hit hard at all, so trying to be a budget RJJ is not going to cut it. He has so much natural ability, but should really be looking to use the jab more, and up his output so that he is amassing clear points and slowing people down with a volume of landed shots. There's too much one punch or one bunch of 4 shots before posing and showboating.
Yeah, the posturing is fine with me in spells, but he's doing it basically all the time. He definitely could've stopped his last opponent if he just kept the pressure on.

I think the hype is getting to him a bit, to the point he's scared to get hit. Not scared as in he doesn't like getting hit, but scared as in if he does then he hasn't met everyone's expectations. If he stands in the pocket, uses his reflexes, movement and angles he's trouble for anyone. Sure he'll get clipped but he's good enough to make them grazing shots. But instead he backs off and stays outside coz he wants to live up to the never getting hit expectations. He should adopt a sort of Canelo style imo. They have very similar skill sets when I think about it.