News | Oct 13 2019

Josh Warrington destroys Sofiane Takoucht to defend world title

Josh Warrington retains IBF featherweight title in style at the Leeds Arena
Josh Warrington
Warrington hurts Takoucht Action Images/Reuters/Lee Smith

JOSH WARRINGTON defended his IBF featherweight title in style when he destroyed French challenger Sofiane Takoucht inside two rounds at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Saturday (October 12).

The local hero started out behind his jab but was soon working at a ferocious intensity. His hooks flew to the body and in the second round he was shaking Takoucht badly. He dropped him twice in the second round and had him wobbling badly on his feet before the referee stepped in to end it before the second round was out.

This imposing performance will enhance Warrington’s reputation as he turns his attention to securing a world title unification next year.

Josh Warrington celebrates after knocking down Sofiane Takoucht Action Images/Reuters/Lee Smith