Featherweight Josh Warrington retained his WBC international title with a unanimous decision victory over Japan's Hisashi Amagasa. ________________________________________________________________________________ The fight proved to be a solid win for Warrington in the end, although one of the scorecards bizarrely reading 120-107 in his favour proved a big bone of contention with fans afterwards. Amagasa a former world title challenger, made it in an entertaining…
Warrington Looking To End 2015 With Big Statement Dec 12th
The Leeds man has been added to what already is a stacked card
Josh Warrington will defend his WBC International Featherweight title against Jorge Sanchez at The O2 in London on December 12, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Leeds favourite Warrington makes his second defence of the title he won in April against Dennis Tubeiron, having shutout Australian Joel Brunker for the strap in Yorkshire in September.
Warrington will face a stiff test to end his year on a high as the unbeaten Panamanian, known as ‘El Bufalo’ heads to London to take the title away from the champion and record a tenth win inside the distance in his 16th pro outing.
A showdown with Welsh IBF king Lee Selby is the target for Warrington in 2016, and the 25 year old says the pressure is on to end the year in impressive fashion. Warrington said:
“Sanchez will be my fourth fight of the year and I want to end 2015 with a big statement in London. The fights with Tubeiron and Brunker in Leeds were tough ones and I am sure this will be a really hard fight – but it’s on a massive Box Office card that will be getting huge attention, so I need to put in a top performance.”
“Selby beat Brunker at The O2 and then won his World title there against Evgeny Gradovich, so it’s a good venue for me to show that I am coming for his title in 2016.”
Warrington’s clash with Sanchez is part of a stacked bill at The O2 where bitter Heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua MBE and Dillian Whyte clash for the British and Commonwealth Heavyweight titles.
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