Last weekend, Josh Warrington won back the IBF featherweight title. It’s fair to say that Warrington is not short of options going forward.
In front of his home fans at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, Warrington put in a great display to defeat Kiko Martinez.
In the seventh round for Warrington, the knockout win saw the Leeds native reclaim the IBF featherweight title.
What’s Next for Josh Warrington?
Following last weekend’s victory, it’s fair to say that Josh isn’t short of options going forward.
Josh’s father and trainer Sean O’Hagan has his say on what could be next for Warrington.
“I think what this does, it gives us options now doesn’t it,” O’Hagen said via PlanetSport.
“Josh has always expressed an interest in going abroad to fight in Las Vegas, or maybe New York.
“I know that would be a unification in the States, so we can’t rule out Santa Cruz.
“If I was going to choose one I’d say let’s go take on Santa Cruz, then we’ll come back home and unify against Leigh Wood.”
Coming off of a win against United States Keenan Carbajal in February, it looks as if Leo Santa Cruz is a possibility for Warrington.
Santa Cruz lost his WBA super featherweight title following a knockout defeat against Gervonta Davis.
With that being said, the Warrington camp is eyeing up a potential showdown with the Mexican.
A home showdown with Leigh Wood is also another option for Warrington.
An all English clash could tempt Josh to defend his belt on home soil. Wood is coming off of a late knockout victory over Michael Conlan.
Finally, a trilogy bout with Mauricio Lara could also be on the cards.
Lara is the only man to have ever beaten Warrington. The rematch was unfortunately ended due to a head clash which meant Mauricio was unable to continue.
Heading into the summer of 2022, Warrington will be itching to get back inside the ring.
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