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Josh Warrington overwhelms Lee Selby in Leeds

Warrington’s customary volume and pressure carried the day

Boxing at Elland Road Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Josh Warrington secured his first world title in his native Leeds today, defeating Lee Selby in a bloody grudge match to take the IBF featherweight belt. The local boy won a split decision on scores of 116-112, 115-113, and 113-115.

A quick look at Twitter suggests that judge Alan Davis, who had it for Selby, isn’t terribly well-regarded at the moment.

Those of you looking for play-by-play, check the comments here.

Selby (26-2, 9 KO) thus ends his reign after four successful defenses. Warrington (27-0, 6 KO), who entered the fight as a +325 underdog, may not be able to hit to save his life, but the dude can clearly fight. Though his highest-rated contender is Kid Galahad, I don’t think anyone would be opposed to seeing him fight Carl Frampton.

Jack Catterall, Nicola Adams, and Ohara Davies picked up wins as well.

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