18
Jan
2020

Lee Kellett to fight Jody Meikle on August 26 in Scunthorpe

Chris Glover 19/07/2016

Barrow’s Lee Kellett picked up the WBU European Regional Cruiserweight belt last time out and is looking to continue his winning ways up at Heavyweight as he squares off against current MBC International Champion Jody Meikle.

The former England amateur representative has had a roller coaster career which included sharing a ring with the highly rated Matty Askin and Meikle on two previous occasions. The day to day operations coordinator is now looking to achieve as much as he can before his career comes to an end.

“Training is going well for my title fight on Friday 26th August in Scunthorpe. I’ve learned to train a lot smarter in my old age and do things a bit differently than I have done throughout my career!”

Kellett who picked up the WBU European Regional belt last time out will look to become a two weight class belt winner is his next outing against current MBC Heavyweight Champion Jody Meikle, a man who he has shared the ring with twice before.

“I’ve boxed Jody twice before and he is a really good fighter and an underrated one. I’ll go to my grave saying I won the first fight and I feel I should have got the nod in our second fight which was for the British Masters title.”

“I’m approaching this fight differently than I have done in the past and I’m going to box a way I haven’t in the past.”

Meikle recently produced shocking and impressing knockout victory against Malta’s Billy Corito up at Heavyweight in Corito’s back yard. Meikle will defend his newly won MBC International title against Kellett on what is set to be a packed house in Meikle’s home town of Scunthorpe. Kellett is massively up for the challenge of becoming a two weight champion on former Irish Champion Lee Murtagh’s August 26th show.

“I will be happy if I never boxed again as long as I pick up the win on August 26th! Finishing my career as a two weight champion wouldn’t be bad for an old man!”

“This will be my last year boxing and I’ve had some talk of possibly fighting abroad in Pakistan on one of Amir Khan’s shows and in Dubai so I’m going to make sure this year counts starting on August 26th!”

Tickets for the show at Redbourn Club, Scunthorpe entitled ‘The Forgotten Pro’s’ are available from all boxers on the bill or by calling the ticket line on 07521077392