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Eddie Hearn reveals plans for Josh Warrington unification bout in Leeds and future fights in USA

Eddie Hearn reveals plans for Josh Warrington unification bout in Leeds and future fights in USA


World IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington is vying for a unification battle in Leeds this summer time after re-signing with Eddie Hearn.

Frank Warren, Warrington’s former promoter, was unable to safe a bout to unify the divisional titles for the Leeds-born fighter.

Warrington has 30 wins from his 30 skilled fights
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Warrington break up with Warren on Wednesday and Hearn claims he’s aiming to finalise a battle at Headingley ‘over the following week or two’ earlier than the featherweight fights within the USA.

Hearn stated: “It’s what we’ve got to ship. That’s now absolutely the focus.”

The battle can be held on the rugby facet of Headingley Stadium.

Warrington is focusing on a battle with WBA champ Leo Santa Cruz and Hearn claims he’s been contacted by the Mexican.

Warrington re-signed for Hearn earlier this week
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Hearn additionally claims the opposite world champions within the division – Garry Russell, Can Xu and Shakur Stevenson – have additionally been in contact.

Child Galahad, who Warrington beat in June 2019, is the Leeds Warrior’s obligatory challenger.

Warrington turned the primary man from Leeds to win a world title when he defeated Lee Selby at Elland Highway in Might 2018, though 14 of his 30 fights have been staged in his house metropolis.

He stated: “Elland Highway was an epic evening however to come back and do Headingley can be much more particular, it will seize town once more.

“It’d be the ultimate field ticked over right here. After that, I need to journey.”

Warrington initially left Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing in December 2016 when his contract ended. Hearn cited ‘not sharing the identical plans’ as the explanation for the break up.

Underneath Warren, Warrington received six fights, together with his world title defences towards Carl Frampton, Galahad and Sofiane Takoucht. He’s but to battle within the USA.

Hearn added: “It’s what we really feel we’ve got to ship for Josh.

“Now I really feel prefer it’s time to determine that legacy internationally, to go on and have these away days in America.”