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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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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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Warrington v Frampton: PPV clash with Whyte v Chisora means fans lose out

Frampton and Warrington meet on 22 December IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington says “fans are the real loser” over a pay-per-view clash when he meets Carl Frampton on 22 December. On the same night as Warrington, 28, defends his title at Manchester Arena, Dillian Whyte meets Dereck Chisora in a heavyweight bout at London’s O2 Arena. Fans will need to pay for two pay-per-view events if they wish to see both. “There will be fans who have to make a choice. It’s unfair really. No boxing fan is a…

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Super League Grand Final: Where now for Wigan and Warrington?

Wigan beat Warrington in Super League Grand Final Grand Final victories are not written in the stars, they’re written by the stars. Those with a Wigan leaning suggested sentiment entitled them to a night of celebration at Old Trafford. But forget romance. It was the cool and committed execution of defensive strategies and controlling sixth tackle plays that set up the euphoric climax to a host of Wigan careers. Shaun Wane can celebrate one final piece of silverware – the sixth of his six-year reign – because of a performance…

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Super League Grand Final: Wigan claim fifth title with victory over Warrington

Dom Manfredi scored the first and last of Wigan’s three tries Betfred Super League Grand Final Wigan (8) 12 Tries: Manfredi 2, Davies Warrington (4) 4 Tries: Charnley Shaun Wane ended his tenure as Wigan Warriors head coach on a high with a gripping victory over Warrington Wolves in the Super League Grand Final. Appointed in 2011, Wane took charge of Wigan for the final time on Saturday, leading his side to their third Grand Final triumph during that period and fifth overall. Former Wigan winger Josh Charnley opened the…

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Super League Grand Final: Wigan & Warrington will provide fairytale ending

Shaun Wane will take charge of Wigan for the final time in Saturday’s Grand Final Betfred Super League Grand Final 2018 Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester Date: Saturday, 13 October Kick-off: 18:00 BST Coverage: Highlights on BBC Sport; commentary on BBC national and local radio; live text coverage on the BBC Sport website and app. It is a Grand Final that will be awash with stories, whoever wins. So for the neutrals it is a case of pick your favourite fairytale ending to the 2018 season, and settle back to see…

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Super League semi-final: Wigan beat Castleford 14-0 to set up Warrington Grand Final

Sam Tomkins’ second stint with Wigan will come to an end after the Super League Grand Final against Warrington on 13 October Betfred Super League Wigan Warriors (7) 14 Tries: Leuluai, Tomkins Goals: Tomkins 2 Drop-goals: Tomkins 2 Castleford Tigers (0) 0 Sam Tomkins scored a try on his home farewell to help Wigan overawe Castleford and set up a Super League Grand Final against Warrington. The Catalans-bound full-back was at his inspirational best in a victory that gives him and coach Shaun Wane the chance of glory in their…

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Super League semi-final: Warrington beat St Helens 18-13 to reach Grand Final

Warrington finished 15 points adrift of St Helens in the Super League table Betfred Super League semi-final St Helens (3) 13 Try: Douglas Goals: Richardson 2 Drop-goal: Richardson 2 Warrington Wolves (2) 18 Tries: Hughes,Lineham 2 Goal: Roberts 3 Tom Lineham’s two second-half tries against St Helens sent Warrington Wolves to their second Super League Grand Final in three years. The first of Dan Richardson’s three drop-goals on an enthralling night put Saints 3-2 up at the end of an absorbing and bruising first half. Luke Douglas grabbed the opening…

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