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Warrington vs Amagasa: Live streaming results and round by round coverage

Josh Warrington takes on Hisashi Amagasa in today's Sky Sports main event.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Today at 3:00 pm EDT on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, a pair of domestic fighters face international challenges at First Direct Arena in Leeds, with Josh Warrington taking on Hisashi Amagasa in the featherweight main event.

Warrington (22-0, 4 KO) has held the European, British, and Commowealth belts, and is hoping to work his way to a world title fight. He's currently ranked the No. 2 contender by the WBC, No. 7 by the IBF, and No. 10 by the WBA. Amagasa (30-5-2, 20 KO) is a former Japanese and OPBF champion who faced Guillermo Rigondeaux in 2014, dropping the Cuban twice but otherwise being dominated and stopped after 11 rounds.

Former bantamweight titleholder Stuart Hall (19-4-2, 7 KO) will also be in action, as he faces former super flyweight titleholder Rodrigo Guerrero (24-5-1, 16 KO). Both fighters are looking for a win to propel them into another opportunity for a belt. The vacant Commonwealth junior welterweight title is also on the line, as Dave Ryan (17-9, 4 KO) faces Namibia's Martin Haikali (18-6, 6 KO). The belt is on the line for Ryan only, as Haikali came in a pound overweight.

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Josh Warrington def. Hisashi Amagasa by unanimous decision (117-111, 118-111, 120-107)

Stuart Hall def. Rodrigo Guerrero by unanimous decision (117-111, 117-111, 117-111)

Martin J. Ward def. Ruddy Encarnacion by unanimous decision (99-91, 100-91, 98-82)

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Round 1: We've got another couple of guys ready to trade shots here, great crowd energy, too. Warrington putting some pressure on as the shorter man, but Amagasa there with his long arms and firing back. Good opening round, Warrington takes it. Warrington 10-9

Round 2: Warrington with a body shot. Amagasa clumsily comes in with a charge, gets hit with a counter right. Warrington pins Amagasa on the ropes and unloads to the body, targets the head after. Amagasa eating clean shots. Warrington just looking like the better fighter so far. It's fun enough, because good shots are landing, but one man is doing almost all of the genuinely good work. Warrington 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Warrington continues on the advantage, just doing better work. Amagasa gets put on the ropes fairly often and then covers up once there like he's in serious trouble even when he's not. If nothing else it just looks bad. Warrington 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Amagasa does slightly better this round in that he lands a few more and doesn't get hit as clean quite so often. Warrington's pressure wasn't the same this round. Amagasa 10-9, Warrington 39-37

Round 5: Another round where Warrington's pressure isn't the same as it was early. Amagasa starting to pick him off a bit. He steps back and then lets his hands go when Warrington comes forward on him. He's slowing the pace down a bit and it's suiting him. Warrington with a few jabs later in the round. He's "more organized," it's true. Warrington, 10-8, 49-46

Round 6: Amagasa with a nice body shot and a right hand. He's landing some decent shots now. Warrington just having that bit more trouble with the height difference. Amagasa with a left-right combo, starting with an uppercut. Right uppercut comes in moments after. He's picking up the pace. Warrington bleeding now from the nose. Amagasa 10-9, Warrington 58-56

Round 7: Amagasa starting to really take control of this fight. Warrington just looks a hair puzzled by the style matchup now. He's not working nearly as effectively as he did early on. Amagasa's awkward whacking with both hands is working these last few rounds. Amagasa 10-9, Warrington 67-66

Round 8: Warrington landing some shots halfway into the round, Amagasa showboats but those shots certainly counted. But Warrington needs to keep the pace up, because Amagasa is still controlling this fight at the moment. Amagasa continues to control, using his jab more, keeping the distance, landing wide shots. Warrington doing a bit better than last round, but still struggling to find rhythm. Amagasa 10-9, 76-76

Round 9: Warrington having a much better round here, right when he needs it. His jab is back a bit, and he's pressuring a bit better again. Warrington with a good body shot to punctuate the round. Warrington 10-9, 86-85

Round 10: Warrington with another strong round here, he's the guy really fighting hard as the fight wears on. You have to like that. Amagasa rocked a bit on a hook. Warrington landing consistently now. Amagasa stays up, but this was a key round and Warrington made his stand. Warrington 10-9, 96-94

Round 11: Amagasa out aggressively in the 11th, but Warrington firing and he's hurting Amagasa! Amagasa ties up with two minutes left, but there's a bad cut on Amagasa now. Warrington's tape is loose and they're fixing that. Referee takes a look at Amagasa's eye quickly, and they're back at it. Amagasa pawing at the cut a bit. Warrington throwing overhand rights that don't get there. Left hook does, and the jab does. Right hand over the top from Warrington, not a clean shot. Amagasa shaking his right hand like maybe he hurt it. Warrington 10-9, 106-103

Round 12: Warrington's tape loose again early in the round. Amagasa's right eye not a terrible mess by boxing standards, but a mess by normal people standards. Amagasa really winging some power shots. He's fighting like he needs something big, and rightly so. Good round here, both guys throwing punches. Amagasa catches Warrington with a sneaky shot. Warrington back with some clean blows, Amagasa throwing, they're not looking to leave anything to chance here. Amagasa 10-9, Warrington 115-113


Round 1: This is an IBF eliminator for a shot at Lee Haskins' title. So obviously pivotal for both guys. Guerrero eating some jabs this round, not looking very sharp, but he's not really a "sharp" fighter. Hall takes the round clean, though. Hall 10-9

Round 2: Hall continuing to work patiently and land shots, but Guerrero is heating up a bit, too, starting to let his hands go. Guerrero struggling to get untracked still. Looks slow and sloppy thus far. Hall 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Clash of heads and Guerrero is cut halfway into the round. Guerrero complaining of another clash of heads but referee not giving him the time of day, and Hall jumps in. Hall whacking away, Guerrero throwing back but there's nothing on his shots. Good hook from Hall rocks Guerrero's head around. Hall 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Doctor takes a look at Guerrero's eye before the round, but we're going. Guerrero showing even more fire now, really targeting the body. Hall to the body a bit, too, but Guerrero is really bringing the fight better this round. Guerrero 10-9, Hall 39-37

Round 5: More body shots from both guys. Turning into a potential war of attrition here. Right hand from Guerrero. Hall starting to get hit more the last round and change. Body from Hall, body from Guerrero. Both guys leaning in on the inside. Hall with a little flurry, Guerrero keeps up the inside body attack. This is a real fight now. Guerrero 10-9, Hall 48-47

Round 6: Another round where both guys are just banging away. Hall finds a little space and tries to get his jab working again, he did slow Guerrero down there. This is a rugged fight. I thought Hall did the slightly better work this round, but Guerrero's body work still working. Hall 10-9, 58-56

Round 7: Guerrero landing some clean shots halfway into the round, Hall had done OK with the jab before. Back to the inside war. Guerrero swinging hard with hooks. Hall with a right, Guerrero back to the body. Guerrero with some momentum, Hall comes right back and lands a long right hand. And Guerrero throwing back to the body. This is really a tough, tough fight. Grueling stuff. Guerrero 10-9, Hall 67-66

Round 8: Hall trying to keep some space again this round, probably a wise idea. Keeps Guerrero from working away at the body. Not that Guerrero isn't working, he is. This is better for Hall, but Guerrero is hanging right there with him. A close round again. Hall 10-9, 77-75

Round 9: Hall again trying to keep distance. Not staying away, but not digging in in the trenches anymore. Hall moving and picking shots. Guerrero landing when he gets close enough, but I like what Hall is doing right now. This is his style, and he's making Guerrero adapt. Guerrero with some body shots every time he's in range. Hall 10-9, 87-84

Round 10: Guerrero keeps working, working, working. Hall comes in with the head again, and Hall is warned this time. Hall throwing and lands a good shot, but Guerrero fires right back and closes the round fairly strong. Another good round in what has been a hell of a scrap. Hall 10-9, 97-93

Round 11: Hall is looking the sharper, fresher fighter these last few rounds, and he's keeping that up. Guerrero not giving up at all, but Hall is just that bit better. Guerrero coming on really strong now in the second half of the round. This is a hell of a fight. Guerrero and Hall both throwing as the round comes to an end. What a war this one has become. Guerrero 10-9, Hall 106-103

Round 12: Guerrero fighting like he needs the round, and he probably does. I mean, both of them want to make sure they take it. Hall fighting hard, too. I liked Guerrero here in the 12th, and this fight could go either way. A hell of a fight. Right on par with the Soto Karass-Kamegai fight last night. Guerrero 10-9, Hall 115-113


Round 1: Encarnacion is "exPERIENCED" and "....Spanish." He's 37, has been around a good while, and can punch a little, too. Kind of a slop first round, both guys feeling it out, but kind of aggressively so, because Encarnacion is entirely willing to take risks. Ward doing the better, cleaner boxing, but Encarnacion lands a shot here and there. Ward 10-9

Round 2: Ward still doing the better, cleverer work. Encarnacion still willing to take big chances on big swings. So that makes things a little interesting, at least. Ward 10-9, 20-18

Round 3: Ward looking decent here. Encarnacion not easy to do a lot with -- as open as he is at points, he's herky-jerky and not easy to catch clean too often. He also has a way of goading Ward into making little mistakes, but it's not enough so far. Ward 10-9, 30-27

Round 4: Ward poking the jab in this round, trying to settle things down. Encarnacion continues to work, but largely ineffectively. Ward continuing to do decent work. Ward 10-9, 40-36

Round 5: Ward picking his shots some more. Encarnacion trying to rough him up, but Ward isn't biting on that too much. The odd shot from Encarnacion but growing more odd as the fight goes on and Ward's jab and shots down the middle land consistently. Still, Ward looks like a domestic level fighter to me. Not more than that. Ward 10-9, 50-45

Round 6: Ward taking full control of this fight, and he looks like he's aiming to do some legit damage now, too. Encarnacion warned late in the round for holding, told that next time he'll lose a point. Encarnacion has definitely made Ward work, but Ward's work has been good. Ward 10-9, 60-54

Round 7: More of the same. Really all Ward can do at this point is stop Encarnacion. I mean, as far as proving more than he has already in this fight. Ward 10-9, 70-63

Round 8: Ward has a bad cut on his forehead draining down the center of his face. Ward is really firing up a bit more now. Encarnacion slips throwing a right. Fun round in its way. Ward 10-9, 80-72

Round 9: The shutout continues. But again, he's been forced to work. So there's that, anyway. Ward 10-9, 90-81

Round 10: Good performance overall for Ward, and he closes it out. Only thing lacking was a stoppage, really. Ward 10-9, 100-90

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