13 October 2019 01:58
Josh Warrington makes the third defence of his featherweight world title tonight against Sofiane Takoucht. The Leeds favourite won the belt by beating Lee Selby last year and followed it up with victories over Carl Frampton and Kid Galahad. He had hoped to secure a unification clash against either Oscar Valdez or Leo Santa Cruz but neither could be convinced and have now moved up a division. And so instead Warrington takes on Takoucht who is the highest-ranked available opponent but is unlikely to test Warrington. The fights will be shown on BT Sport with the main event due to start at around 10.30pm.
Follow all the action right here... Britain's Josh Warrington defended his IBF world featherweight title for the third time with an emphatic second-round win over Sofiane Takoucht. Warrington, 28, knocked the Frenchman down twice before the referee stopped the contest after another flurry. His victory thrilled a boisterous crowd in his hometown of Leeds and served as a reminder of his power as he targets a more high-profile title defence. Warrington has now won all 30 of his professional contests.