Warrington crushes Takoucht to retain IBF feather belt

IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington (30-0, 7 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Sofiane Takoucht (35-4-1, 13 KOs) at the First Direct Arena in his hometown of Leeds, England. In round two, Warrington dropped Takoucht twice, then got a referee’s stoppage. Time was 2:54.

Commonwealth super featherweight titleholder Zelfa Barrett (23-1, 14 KOs) scored a ninth round stoppage over Jordan McCorry (18-7-1, 4 KOs).

Unbeaten light heavyweight Lyndon Arthur (16-0, 12 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Emmanuel Anim (14-3-1, 12 KOs) to claim the vacant Commonwealth title. Arthur dropped Amin in round four. Scores were 115-112, 117-110, 117-111.

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  • Impressive win by Warrington. I hope we will get to see a show down between him and Santa Cruz or Russell Jr.

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