Josh Warrington beats Sofiane Takoucht to defend IBF title



Josh Warrington and Sofiane Takoucht

Britain’s Josh Warrington defended his IBF world featherweight title for the third time with an emphatic second-round win over Sofiane Takoucht.

Warrington, 28, knocked the Frenchman down twice before the referee stopped the contest after another flurry.

His victory thrilled a boisterous crowd in his hometown of Leeds and served as a reminder of his power as he targets a more high-profile title defence.

Warrington has now won all 30 of his professional contests.

More to follow.

  • Live: Warrington v Takoucht – reaction

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