Boxing News At Five | Jul 17 2019

Boxing News at Five: Warrington has “nothing to gain” from fighting Stevenson, Whyte closes in on WBC title fight

Josh Warrington isn't entertaining Shakur Stevenson's attempts to draw him into an IBF title fight, and Dillian Whyte gets WBC assurance
Shakur Stevenson
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ALTHOUGH highly touted American prospect Shakur Stevenson is closing in on the featherweight champions, he remains, despite his eagerness, a high risk, low reward proposition easy to avoid.

That’s the view of IBF champion Josh Warrington’s manager Steve Wood, who has defended his man’s right to swerve Stevenson’s advances and look for big fights elsewhere.  

“It was like anything else,” Wood told “Josh is a world champion like Lee Selby was a world champion. Josh was chasing him and this kid’s doing the same. He’s seen that Josh is a world champion and he’d like to be one.


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