Warrington Set To Return To Matchroom Boxing
Taking time to carve his own path, Josh Warrington has decided to reunite with Eddie Heann and Matchroom Boxing. Via a press release, it was announced that the IBF Featherweight Champion has signed a multi-fight promotional deal with Matchroom.
“It’s great to be back with Matchroom, Sky and now DAZN and I’m very excited about the future,” said Warrington. “I have enjoyed my time at BT but now I’m looking forward to going on to achieve my dreams of both fighting in the USA and unifying the division.”
Signed by Matchroom to a five-fight deal back in 2014, Warrington (30-0) won the European and WBC International Featherweight Titles under the promotion. With his contract expiring in 2016, Warrington signed with Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions. He won the IBF Featherweight Title from Lee Selby via split decision in 2018, defending it three times. The last time he fought was in October, beating Sofiane Takoucht via second-round TKO.
There were talks of a unification bout with WBO Featherweight Champion Shakur Stevenson. However, Warren and Warrington split ways, allowing Hearn to bring back the prized 29-year-old.
“I’m ecstatic to welcome Josh Warrington back to Matchroom,” said Matchroom promotor Eddie Hearn. “We had some amazing times helping to build Josh in Leeds and now we re-unite at a time when he is the king of the division.
“Josh has some of the most loyal and passionate supporters in sport and we look forward to delivering nights they will never forget. There is so much more for Josh to accomplish and today starts a new chapter in the thrilling Josh Warrington story.”
Warrington now eyes to unify the featherweight division. Matchroom currently holds IBF Super-Featherweight Champion Tevin Farmer, as well as a number of contenders that can face Warrington. Warrington can also face Kid Galahad in a rematch of their June bout, where Warrington won via split decision. Galahad (27-1) won an IBF eliminator bout against Claudio Marrero this past weekend.