Boxing: Josh Warrington happy to wait for Carl Frampton


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Leeds’ Josh Warrington has revealed he will wait to take on Carl Frampton after he shocked the world to beat IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby.

The 27-year-old was the 4.50 underdog heading into the fight but he backed up his pre-fight talk and delivered a sensational display in front of his fans at Elland Road.

Selby was expected to use his boxing skills and pick Warrington off but the Leeds man never let the Welshman settle.

He was eventually handed a split decision win, much to the disgust of the home crowd.

The judges scored it 116-112 115-113 113-115 and now Leeds’ first world champion can look forward to more mega fights.

Warrington admitted after his win that he would like to fight in Las Vegas before he retires and he also confirmed that a potential clash with Frampton would have to wait.

He told BBC Sport: “Elland Road, the Kaiser Chiefs playing me in, that was the stuff dreams are made of.

“I can’t put it into words. What an occasion, what a night. I could die a happy man. How do you top that?

“I will sit down with Frank [Warren, promoter] and look at our next options. Windsor Park might be too soon. I wouldn’t mind going back to the arena in Leeds and defending my title.

“My heart says let’s get it on, I am a big fan of Carl Frampton and it would be a big payday. But I prefer the end of the year. I need some time to let this sink in.

“We will weigh up options. [The] world’s my oyster now isn’t it?”

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