Josh Warrington beats Sofiane Takoucht to defend IBF title

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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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