This is a proverb befitting of Kris George’s career to date. However the next chapter or the ‘next hour’ looms as the silencer’s greatest challenge…but if you look at it the way Kris George does – it’s his ‘greatest opportunity’.
The reigning Commonwealth Champion puts his belt on the line against British superstar on the rise Josh Kelly who in turn will put his WBA International title on the line on June 16 at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England on Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing promotion.
“Cometh the hour cometh the man- this is my time,” Kris George said. “I’m under no illusions this is a significant challenge but again the way I look at it – it’s a significant opportunity. I’m well aware of the wraps on Josh Kelly and I say keep talking him up – that suits me fine.
“I love being the under dog, the bigger under dog the better. I’m confident I will rise to the occasion, every fight at this level is make or break. I’m chasing a World title, Josh Kelly is a significant step in that direction. If I can beat him I pick up his WBA regional title and I progress up the rankings.
“Josh Kelly is a great young fighter, he’s doing amazing things in the sport and he has all of Britain behind him – all the pressure is on him. People say this is my greatest challenge and the biggest fight of my career and I don’t dispute that but what I would also say is – you can make the same statement about Josh Kelly. I truly believe I am the biggest fight of his career as well and the toughest opponent he has faced.”
Josh Kelly is arguably Britains number one young prospect. He’s 6-0 with 4 KO’s…