Josh Warrington Re-signs With Matchroom!!!
Unbeaten IBF World Featherweight champion Josh Warrington (30-0, 7 KOs) has re-signed with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing.
After the February 12 announcement, the 29-year-old from Leeds, England expressed excitement over reconnecting with Hearn and Matchroom.
“It’s great to be back with Matchroom, Sky and now DAZN and I’m very excited about the future.”
“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.”
There will be a February 13 press conference at Headingley Stadium in Warrington’s hometown of Leeds to formally discuss the re-signing.
This move comes as a bit of a surprise. Having previously worked with Matchroom, the fighter known as “The Leeds Warrior” left the company in December 2016 to sign with Frank Warren and BT Sports. While there he was very successful. His stint included winning the IBF 126-pound world title by way of a resounding win over Lee Selby in 2018.
FEATHERWEIGHT UNIFICATION IMPLICATIONS
At the time of this signing, Warrington was in current negotiations for a unification clash against WBO World Featherweight titleholder Shakur Stevenson (13-0, 7 KOs). So now the question begs, with Warrington back in the fold with Hearn, what does that mean for a possible fight against Stevenson?
We may already have an answer from a Twitter exchange between Hearn and Stevenson. The two went back and forth on twitter regarding the possible showdown:
A Warrington – Stevenson bout had previously been proposed for this May. It will now be interesting to see where those negotiations will go. There should be a lot of juicy tidbits disclosed at the February 13 Headingley presser about that possible bout. We also look forward to learning the real reasons why Warrington decided to link up once again with Matchroom.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.