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What next for Josh Warrington, Dillian Whyte and Carl Frampton? – Bunce, Costello & Hearn

One night, two cities, two arenas and two fights meant a huge night for British boxing on Saturday. In Manchester, Josh Warrington retained his IBF featherweight world title with a unanimous points win over Carl Frampton in a fight-of-the-year contender. And in London, heavyweight Dillian Whyte delivered a brutal 11th-round knockout of Dereck Chisora. So what next for Warrington and Frampton? And will Whyte get a rematch with world champion Anthony Joshua? ‘Whyte deserves title shot’ After Whyte beat Chisora for a second time in two years, he called out…

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Josh Warrington beats Carl Frampton and eyes US unification bouts

Josh Warrington has won all 28 of his professional fights Josh Warrington hopes to take his IBF world featherweight title to the USA and unify the division in 2019 after an enthralling win over Carl Frampton. Warrington beat Northern Ireland’s Frampton on points in Manchester in a fight promoter Frank Warren called “the best I’ve ever seen in a British ring”. Asked if he wants to chase the WBC, WBO or WBA belts, the 28-year-old Englishman said: “100%. I don’t want steady pay days. “I want to test myself and…

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Josh Warrington beats Carl Frampton to retain IBF world featherweight title

Josh Warrington maintained his unbeaten 28 fight record with a unanimous points win over Carl Frampton Josh Warrington retained his IBF featherweight world title as a blistering start set up a unanimous points win over Carl Frampton in a fight of the year contender in Manchester. Captivating from start to finish, the Englishman’s staggering work-rate laid the platform for a hugely impressive win – his 28th in succession. Having narrowly avoided being dropped in the opening round, Frampton fought gallantly with wonderful shot selection to tighten up the contest in…

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Josh Clayton’s mother blames police for ‘three years of torment’

Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Josh Clayton disappeared from a party organised by the son of Robert Dorrien-Smith who leases Tresco from the Duchy of Cornwall The mother of a barman who died on a private holiday island has filed a complaint against police, claiming they “botched” the investigation into his death. Josh Clayton disappeared while working on the Isles of Scilly in 2015. The 23-year-old’s body was found 10 days later but not examined for another 15 days after that. During the initial search officers clashed with the…

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Premier League predictions: Lawro v world champion boxer Josh Warrington

Leaders Manchester City might have been knocked off the top of the table by the time they play Chelsea at tea-time on Saturday in the pick of the weekend fixtures. But BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson thinks they will get a win at Stamford Bridge that will put them back on the Premier League summit. “Chelsea have lost their past two away games, at Tottenham and Wolves, and there are one or two cracks starting to appear,” Lawro explained. “Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has changed his team around…

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Wales v Australia: Josh Adams picked ahead of Liam Williams

Josh Adams started for Wales against Scotland and England in this year’s Six Nations Autumn International: Wales v Australia Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 10 November Kick-off: 17:20 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC Two, S4C, BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru, the BBC Sport website and app. Wales have picked Worcester wing Josh Adams ahead of British and Irish Lions star Liam Williams for Saturday’s Test against Australia. Adams replaces Luke Morgan as one of three changes from the team that beat Scotland, while Williams is joined on the bench…

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Carl Frampton v Josh Warrington: IBF world-title on the line at Manchester Arena

Warrington won the IBF world featherweight title from Lee Selby in a split-decision at Elland Road in May Josh Warrington will defend his IBF world featherweight title against Northern Ireland’s Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on 22 December. The 27-year-old won the title from Lee Selby in May and will defend it for the first time against former two-weight world champion Frampton. After beating Luke Jackson in August, Frampton, 31, said he expected a bout with the Leeds fighter to be signed. Warrington has won all 27 of his fights…

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Josh Warrington says Carl Frampton fight might come too soon after win over Lee Selby

Warrington was a 4-1 outsider with bookmakers before the fight Josh Warrington says he “can die happy” after his shock victory over Lee Selby made him the first man from Leeds to become a world champion boxer. The 27-year-old took Selby’s IBF featherweight title in a barnstorming battle with the Welshman at a raucous Elland Road, home of Warrington’s beloved Leeds United. Warrington was a considerable outsider ahead of the fight, but a career-best display allowed him to claim victory via a split decision 116-112 115-113 113-115. “Elland Road, the…

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Josh Warrington stuns Lee Selby to win IBF world featherweight title at Elland Road

Josh Warrington produced a relentless display to claim the IBF world featherweight title from Lee Selby in a points win at a raucous Elland Road. The Leeds fighter applied pressure from the off and a head clash cut Wales’ Selby above his left eye in round two. A cut above Selby’s right eye opened up in the sixth, prompting referee Michael Alexander to consider ending the bout. Selby regrouped but Warrington’s work-rate was superb to win the split decision – 113-115 116-112 115-113. Warrington, a lifelong Leeds United fan, threw…

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