Peter Wells of Boxing News and Views breaks down the latest test for Josh Warrington tonight as he bids to land a world title shot.
Josh Warrington 25-0(5KO’s) is seemingly one step away from a first world title challenge (for the IBF featherweight belt), but will not have everything his own way when he faces current – but not defending – European Featherweight champion Dennis Ceylan 18-0-2(8KO’s).
Josh Warrington comes into tonight’s BoxNation televised event in fantastic form. Victories over the likes of Kiko Martinez, Patrick Hyland and Hisashi Amagasa will ensure confidence is not in issue for the hometown man tonight.
But this could be a dangerous thing however, as he’ll have to guard against any over confidence against a dangerous foe:
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His opponent, Denmark’s Ceylan, came through a contentious split decision win against Ryan Walsh before his meeting with Isaac Lowe was ruled a draw last time out.
He will be chomping at the bit as a result tonight, one suspects.
Now without home comforts, he must summon up a surprise performance to derail Warrington who is looking set to bring a world title fight to his beloved Leeds supporters.
Warrington will find clinching world glory a tough ask, but it should not be as tough to force his way past Ceylan.
Ceylan can cause problems for Josh early, but the Leeds man can surge to a convincing unanimous decision.