Josh Warrington returns to action this weekend.
Josh Warrington knows a World title fight is around the corner if he can see off the dangerous Japanese man Hisashi Amagasa at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Saturday.
Warrington has been hunting a showdown with IBF Featherweight champion Lee Selby, but first he must defend his WBC International title again Amagasa, who came close to dethroning the great Guillermo Rigondeaux in December 2014, flooring the Cuban twice before retiring after the 11th round. Warrington said:
“This is the fight I need to show people that I can go to the next level and if we move on to Elland Road I want a full house and I want to have the critics on board. A lot of my critics are saying this is a tough fight for me but if he can come through this then you are looking at Josh Warrington versus Lee Selby as a 50-50.”
“I need to beat Amagasa to prove I am a serious threat to Lee Selby and not that he is fighting me because I am a ticket seller. We have a game plan, my dad and my team have looked after that and you will see that I will pull of another good performance and we will march on together.”
“I 100 per cent fancy the Selby fight, but it is boring me a bit now because first he wanted to go and crack America and said I wasn’t big enough for him then he didn’t box great against Fernando Montiel, didn’t make too much of an impact in America and wants to come back and chin me.”
“I have been nothing but respectful towards Lee and I have been patient, but I am little bit tired now of the crap he has been coming out with, talking about looking at bigger things. He is forever talking about Leo Santa Cruz and the other fighters in the division even before he had beaten Eric Hunter. He got through that, I have to get through, and then we can really start talking about the fight.”
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