Date: 22nd October 2017 at 9:26am
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Cheered on by a vociferous and very partisan home crowd, in Leeds, Josh Warrington got the victory that ensures he?ll get a crack at the IBF featherweight crown currently held by Lee Selby.

Fighting in his home town, Warrington was matched against the Danish fighter Dennis Ceylan, in a world title eliminator.

Warrington, fighting at the First Direct Arena, put in a comprehensive performance that saw the fight stopped in the tenth round.

Ceylan was caught with a right-hand and hit the canvas, he bravely rose to his feet but when Warrington put the Dane back on the canvas again the referee stepped in to bring the fight to a halt.

Previous to the stoppage, Warrington had been easing ahead on points catching the judge?s eyes with some decent late flurries of punches.

Talking about being the mandatory IBF challenger and a fight with Lee Selby, Warrington remarked to the media,

‘I want to get the Welshman up here.

‘If we can make it at Elland Road, let’s have it. I’ve waited so long and now I’m there.

‘It was a little bit erratic and wild as I wanted to win it so bad, but I got there in the end.’

Warrington v Selby should be a cracking fight, hopefully early in 2018.