Josh Warrington vs. Sofiane Takoucht October 12, 2019, live stream on ESPN+ at 3PM ET/noon PT
Josh Warrington (29-0, 6 KOs) is the hometown favorite from Leeds, and he will fight in front of a packed crowd of local fans cheering him on on Saturday night when he defends IBF featherweight title.
The undefeated Warrington won the IBF belt against Lee Selby on May 19, 2018 and he has defended the title twice. In his last two fights he defeated former world champion Carl Frampton and Kid Galahad.
Tonight he will go for his third title defense against 33-year-old French challenger Sofiane Takoucht (35-3-1, 13 KOs).
Takoucht hasn’t lost a fight since 2014 and will make his UK debut against Warrington. Heading into the fight Warrington is the clear favorite but Takoucht being a southpaw and unknown could shock the world with an upset if the British champion takes him lightly.
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