Kennedy keen to remain unbeaten
Kennedy keen to remain unbeaten

This weekend Josh Kennedy will head to York Hall looking to extend his unbeaten boxing career against an almost unknown opponent.


The 24 year old from Folkestone was set to take on a Ghanaian opponent, but only on Monday he dropped out complaining of a leg injury, so will now face a Bulgarain who has the same record of having won his three opening bouts.

“Handsome” Josh Kennedy may be a relatively unknown name in boxing circles around the world, but he’s already beginning to develop a reputation for being a fearsome opponent in the Super Bantamweight division.

This weekend the Kent boxer will take on Bulgarain Slayvea Stefanov over six three minute rounds and he admits he knows nothing about his opponent:

“My opponent from Ghana pulled out on Monday, claiming a leg injury. I was very disappointing by this, as he was a well experienced fighter with a record of 23 wins from 32 fights including 8 k.o’s.”

“I had trained for 7 weeks for this opponent, who was short stocky and a southpaw. Now I will be facing an unknown Bulgarian called Slayvea Stefanov with 3 wins from 3 fights with 2 k.o’s.”

“I don’t know nothing else about him apart from that so I am looking forward to it from that aspect, but no doubt I will figure him out in the first round.”

Josh Kennedy

Kennedy will be backed by a large following of friends and family and told KSN he’s grateful for all the support he gets:

“I can’t thank everyone enough for coming out to support me, even complete strangers from London way come out to see me and that’s very humbling.”

“I’m hoping to put on a good show for everyone as I look to take the next step and start pushing for winning a title along the way.”

Kennedy is on a large card of eighteen fights under Goodwin Promotions bill at York Hall in Bethnal Green and is set to be the eighth fight on Saturday night.