News | Aug 08 2019

Josh Warrington hopes patience will be rewarded with unification bout

Josh Warrington admitted he “had a bit of sulk and a bit of moan” as his hopes of a unification bout were dashed for now
Josh Warrington

JOSH WARRINGTON admitted he “had a bit of sulk and a bit of moan” as his hopes of a unification bout were dashed for now but the Leeds fighter hopes his patience will eventually be rewarded.

The IBF featherweight champion was eyeing fights against the division’s three other titlists after squeaking past mandatory challenger Kid Galahad in June – with WBO belt holder Oscar Valdez top of his wish list.

Valdez, though, has decided to relinquish his strap and move up a weight class while a bout against Gary Russell Jr or Leo Santa Cruz – holders of the WBC and WBA crowns respectively – was not forthcoming.

 

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