He is now back in the mix, even if he is just behind Wilder and Fury, to be considered the best heavyweight in the world. Josh Warrington is open to a rematch with Carl Frampton - but not until the Northern Irishman wins a world title of his own. Warrington was accompanied to the ring by ex Josh Warrington secured a split-decision victory over Selby by thoroughly outworking him for the majority of the twelve rounds to claim the title, and hand Selby his second career loss.On 7 August, it was confirmed that Warrington would defend the IBF featherweight championship for the third time against Sofiane Takoucht. It would be nice to be Leeds’s first unified world champion at Elland Road and after that, we will go travelling all over the world. Yorkshireman Warrington beat Frampton … from 42.50. sold out. Everyone has the passports at the ready.“So I can say just a massive thank you to the fans. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates.Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate?Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughtsPlease be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughtsFebruary top 10 pound-for-pound boxers in the worldWarrington quickly stops Takoucht and targets 2020 unification fight Take a look through to see who comes out on top.Joshua recaptured his world heavyweight titles in dominant fashion, but in a new manner for the Briton: boxing beautifully off the back foot. Considering the illustrious names on his resume, a place inside the top 10 pound-for-pound list and a world class win this year confirms his place here.Spence beat Shawn Porter to unify the welterweight division as he goes in search of more belts. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment.The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Josh Warrington made light work of Sofiane Takoucht to retain his featherweight world title. Danny Garcia looks set to be next.The undisputed, undefeated, unified cruiserweight world champion has successfully moved up in weight, beating Chazz Witherspoon on his heavyweight debut.The man nicknamed the 'monster' beat Nonito Donaire to win the World Boxing Super Series and move to 19-0 after a hard fought battle.Another three-weight world champion, Crawford enters our top three and reaffirmed his place as one of the sport's greats after a knockout win against Amir Khan.One loss and a whole heap of controversy but Canelo's record is one to be celebrated, a now four-weight world champion and still not even 30 years of age. At regional level, he held the British, Commonwealth, European and WBC International featherweight titles between 2013 and 2017. Start your Independent Premium subscription today.Warrington was determined to make amends for his scrappy split-decision victory over Kid Galahad in June and was expected to struggle against the veteran southpaw, who came into the fight with 35 wins from his 39 bouts.But the Leeds fighter shone from the the opening bell in front of his home crowd at the First Direct Arena and showed why he is one of the leading boxers at the nine-stone division after extending his perfect record to 30-0.Warrington set his sights on becoming Leeds’s first unified world champion after his comfortable knockout victory and is ready to travel anywhere around the globe to fulfil his dream.Speaking to BT Sport, Warrington said: “I’ve made history at Elland Road – Leeds’s first world champion.
As of June 2020, he is ranked as the world's best active featherweight by The Ring, second by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board After an incredible 2018 for British boxing, Josh Warrington v Carl Frampton was the perfect fight to end the year on. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. And I know these lot (the fans) will go wherever I want. We will go on tour.The ranking of The Independent's 10 best male boxers on the planet. The biggest star in the sport and an impressive KO win of Sergey Kovalev cements his standing, arguably has a claim to the throne, but he just misses out here.There can only be one.
from 32.00. sold out. Be ready, 2020, I’m coming for you all.”In the fight, Takoucht’s awkward style saw Warrington initially struggle for his range before the defending champion pinned his French challenger against the ropes with a fine four-shot combination.Warrington then landed a flush right hand just before the bell rang at the end of the first round and it was one-way traffic thereafter.Warrington increased the intensity as he swamped all over Takoucht, with the 33-year-old struggling to keep the Yorkshireman at bay.A left to the head and right to the body saw Takoucht hit the canvas for the first time before Warrington fired another barrage of hooks to send his challenger crashing down again with over a minute to go in the second round.Takoucht was scrambling to hold off another onslaught as Warrington sensed blood but the referee stepped in and waved off the contest to the eruption of the Leeds crowd.Warrington admitted his scrappy fight against Galahad last time was a “wake-up call” and he had to be fierce against his French challenger after missing out on a unification fight.“There was nothing personal between myself and Takoucht but I think I took my frustration on not getting the unification shot and it was a nice day at the office,” he said.“It just shows that everything we have been working on has worked.