Warrington Wants To Defend Title Before Frampton Fight
After winning his first world title, Josh Warrington wants to make a defense, before stepping up to face Carl Frampton.
In an interview with Sky Sports, the new IBF featherweight champion, claimed he would prefer to make an initial title defense in his hometown of Leeds, before traveling to face Frampton.
When asked if he’d jump right into fight camp after his win over Lee Selby, Warrington claimed, “probably not. I’ve just been through an 18-week camp and left the missus on her own for most of the time.
“I am a fighter and big fights like that attract me. I will speak with Steve (Wood) and Frank (Warren) and see what happens. But you’ve got to rest yourself not just physically but mentally as well. It’s hard work when you’re in the gym six days a week. You’ve got yourself up for the sessions and you’ve got to get up to 100 per cent.”
When asked about when he’d want to return to the ring, Warrington claimed he had a few ideas. “Summer time is obviously the best time for a stadium fight, and Saturday night’s weather was perfect and just made the day., Warrington told Sky Sports.
“Maybe if there was somewhere big enough to have it further down the year, maybe in December, and prior to this, I did say if I get through this one, I’d like to defend it at the Arena.”
Original Story: SKY sports