Josh Warrington of Leeds put on the fight of his life tonight against former IBF featherweight world champion Lee Selby – who was odds on with sports books to win going into the fight.

Warrington did not listen to that script however, he tore it up rather.

In a fight where his determination and relentless will to win came out, he pressured the former champion throughout and surprised many with his boxing ability in comparison to the man known as ‘The Welsh Mayweather’.

Selby suffered cuts in the contest but boxed on until the end when the scorecards read out a (strangely, it should have been unanimous) split decision verdict for the new champion from Leeds – Josh Warrington.

Here’s how the boxing world has been reacting so far:

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