Boxing: Autumn defence looking likely for champion Warrington
JOSH WARRINGTON looks set to make the first defence of his IBF featherweight world title at First Direct Arena this autumn with strength and conditioning trainer Mark Hurley admitting a bout with Carl Frampton in August would be “too soon”.
A bout with an unbeaten Japanese challenger in downtown Tokyo might represent the toughest test of his career but Doncaster’s world champion Jamie McDonnell is confident he has encountered the likes of Naoya Inoue before.
August ‘too early’ for new world champion Josh Warrington to face Carl Frampton in Belfast
Carl Frampton’s trainer insisted last night that the Belfast featherweight would be willing to come to Elland Road for an IBF title fight with Josh Warrington, but said the “bigger draw” of Frampton was likely to see any bout take place in Northern Ireland.
WATCH - ‘The world is my oyster now’ - Josh Warrington
PROMOTER Frank Warren said an All-British showdown between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton was likely to wait until next year after the Leeds boxer positioned himself amongst the elite featherweights with a brilliant win over Lee Selby.
Video: World champion Josh Warrington straight back down to earth with nappy-changing duties
Josh Warrington went home in the early hours of Sunday morning to a fry-up and a concerted stint of “changing sh***y nappies”, turning his mind to fatherhood after the experience of a lifetime, but the future holds more glamour than that.
Immediate Warrington-Frampton clash "too soon" - but Frank Warren ready to make "natural fight"
Promoter Frank Warren said an All-British showdown between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton was likely to wait until next year after Warrington positioned himself amongst boxing’s elite featherweights with a brilliant win over Lee Selby.
Jubilant Josh Warrington crowned world IBF featherweight champion at Elland Road
LEEDS boxer Josh Warrington was crowned IBF featherweight champion of the world amid a superb atmosphere at Elland Road after producing a brilliant performance to defeat defending champion Lee Selby on points despite a rather mystifying split decision from the judges.