WHO HAS THE BEST CHANCE OF WIN­NING A WORLD TI­TLE – JOSH KELLY OR LEWIS RIT­SON? Carl Frampton Gary Lo­gan Dave Cold­well De­clan Tay­lor

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I’d go with Josh Kelly. He’s a very stylish fighter. He’s big, he’s strong. I’ve seen him spar Josh Tay­lor be­fore. Whenever I’d watch Josh Tay­lor spar, he’d get his way and beat peo­ple up. But against Josh Kelly it was very, very com­pet­i­tive and bril­liant to watch. I think Kelly’s des­tined for the top.

Tough ques­tion. With the pro­lif­er­a­tion of reg­u­lar and in­terim ti­tles, I’m go­ing to go for the big­ger ath­letic tal­ent of Kelly. I love Rit­son’s no-non­sense style, but light­weight is a tough, tough di­vi­sion.

Rit­son is ex­cit­ing, and heavy­handed, and Kelly is skil­ful and has daz­zling speed. But Kelly op­er­ates in a very tough di­vi­sion at wel­ter and his big­gest challenge could be the tim­ing of a world ti­tle shot. Rit­son, mean­while, is operating at a do­mes­tic level and he can be vul­ner­a­ble. I think it’s too early to be talk­ing world ti­tles.

With Er­rol Spence, Ter­ence Craw­ford and Keith Thur­man around, it is hard to see Kelly win­ning a world ti­tle at 147 in the next cou­ple of years. Light­weight, mean­while, is a di­vi­sion which is more in flux, so you would think Rit­son’s op­por­tu­nity will come sooner, and he’s good enough to take it.

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