Leeds • June 15
INDICATIONS beforehand were that the headliner at the raucous-as-ever First Direct Arena was going to prove a lively affair, with an IBF featherweight world title contest between two boxers boasting 100 per cent records, and two proud Yorkshiremen at that.
In the home corner the darling of the crowd, champion Josh Warrington, was looking for a second successful defence of the featherweight title he won outdoors across the city at the Elland Road home of his Leeds United favourites by way of a split decision over Barry’s Lee Selby 13 months previously and then successfully defended in December with a unanimous points win over Belfast’s Carl Frampton in Manchester.
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