Josh Warrington targets combat within the US after Child Galahad victory

Josh Warrington targets unification combat within the US towards Leo Santa Cruz, Gary Russell Jr, or Oscar Valdez after edging Child Galahad in break up determination

  • Josh Warrington defended his IBF featherweight title towards Child Galahad
  • The scrappy combat led to a break up determination, as Warrington now seems to maneuver on
  • He desires a unification combat within the US towards Santa Cruz, Russell Jr, or Valdez

Josh Warrington is concentrating on a unification combat within the US after edging a break up determination towards Child Galahad.

Warrington struggled to seek out any rhythm in his defence of the IBF featherweight title, however now desires to maneuver on and face one in all Leo Santa Cruz, the WBA champion, WBC holder Gary Russell Jr or Oscar Valdez, the WBO champion.

After successful with margins of 116-112 and 116-113, with one card of 115-113 to Galahad, Warrington stated it was time to cross the Atlantic after earlier wins towards Lee Selby and Carl Frampton.

Josh Warrington successfully defended his IBF featherweight title against Kid Galahad

Josh Warrington efficiently defended his IBF featherweight title towards Child Galahad

It was a scrappy fight, which ended up with Warrington winning the bout by split decision

It was a scrappy fight, which ended up with Warrington winning the bout by split decision

It was a scrappy combat, which ended up with Warrington successful the bout by break up determination

He stated: ‘There may be nothing left for me over right here. Once I beat Selby I went straight for a giant opponent. That’s what I all the time need. The large fights. Perhaps I put an excessive amount of strain on myself. I wish to check myself towards the champions. There is no such thing as a one left over right here. It needs to be one other world champion.

‘Santa Cruz (the Mexican three-weight world champion who’s extensively thought of the most effective within the division) could be unbelievable. Santa Cruz he’s high of the tree. I do not wish to come again and combat somebody from the automotive wash. I would like the large fights to make me s*** myself.

‘I want to go to the US for the recollections, the expertise.’ After all of the dangerous blood of the construct up, Warrington and Galahad shook arms after the combat. Nevertheless, Warrington’s father and coach, Sean O’Hagan, believed Galahad ought to have been disqualified for repeated clinching in a scrappy combat.

Warrington is now looking to move on, and wants a massive unification fight in the US

Warrington is now looking to move on, and wants a massive unification fight in the US

Warrington is now trying to transfer on, and needs a large unification combat within the US 

O’Hagan stated: ‘I really feel sorry for many who paid to look at that. I assumed, and I will likely be trustworthy, I assumed the choose that give it his manner was appalling, should not be judging. He come to spoil and so they give him the win. Every other ref he would have been disqualified. Shoving down, elbows. We may see it. Not making excuses.’ 

On his efficiency, Warrington stated: ‘They aren’t all going to be fights of the yr, I sort of knew it will be scruffy combat, however you will not promote it by saying that. Truthful play to him. However I stated it’s important to come to a champion’s again yard and take the title and he did not. We did the enterprise and we transfer on.’

Galahad refused to be too down-hearted in defeat, insisting: ‘It’s what it’s. Josh was sturdy and he received it and that is all that issues.’