A challenge has been issued to the other featherweight world champions by Josh Warrington.
Sofiane Takoucht was knocked out in two rounds by the IBF champion in front of a usually raucous Leeds crowd in October.
Having knocked out Lee Selby in 2018, Warrington, the perennial underdog, stunned Carl Frampton in Manchester 11 months ago with a stunning performance.
Although he was considered a skilled fighter by many, the former dental technician lacked the technical ability and the power to compete at a world level.
Now that he’s proven his naysayers wrong, and is nearing the prime of his career, the 29-year-old is looking to battle the world’s greatest.
The newfound celebrity and success haven’t changed Warrington’s humble demeanor, and he continues to train with his father and trainer, Sean O’Hagan.
During an episode of “Fight Night” in February, the featherweight disclosed that his father uses his iPad to scout opponents while he’s in the restroom.
With 30 wins under his belt and a convincing knockout of Frampton in Manchester, it’s safe to conclude that the ends justify the methods for this father.
WBC champion Gary Russell Jr. is the man Warrington wants to fight, but he’d also face WBO champion Shakur Stevenson or even WBA champion Can Xu if the opportunity arose.
Josh Warrington Divison and Ranks
Josh Warrington is a featherweight Division boxer and he is ranked No.5 on the featherweight Division