ALTHOUGH Josh Warrington would be quick to stress he’s not overlooking Kid Galahad (Barry Awad), his next challenger, the IBF featherweight champion certainly has bigger and better fights mapped out in his future.
One of them could see Warrington go up against WBA ruler Leo Santa Cruz, a Mexican with whom he shares a mutual opponent (Carl Frampton) and similar style (aggressive, all-action, exciting), in what, as it stands, would represent a meeting of the two best nine-stone boxers on the planet.
“That is the goal I have set myself and it just comes with the territory,” Warrington said. “When I used to have the goal of being a world champion, Lee Selby was the one I targeted and, when I fought Dennis Ceylan in the final eliminator, I couldn’t look past that fight. But subconsciously I knew that he was there after.