News | Feb 03 2017

Josh Warrington on the verge of securing fight with former world champion

Josh Warrington will get a change of opponent as he seeks a world title shot
Josh Warrington
Josh-Warrington  |  Action Images/Ed Sykes

JOSH WARRINGTON is in line to fight former IBF super-bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on May 13.

The unbeaten featherweight contender was scheduled to fight Marco McCullough, but after that fell through attempts are being made to secure a deal with Martinez.

The Spaniard’s team confirmed to Boxing News that talks are ongoing – and that they want the fight to happen – while Warrington’s promoter, Frank Warren, also clarified the negotiations.