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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

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.