For football fans, the ultimate dream walking out to a home crowd screaming your name - that’s exactly what Footasylum athlete Josh Warrington is getting on May 19th.
The Leeds United fan goes into the world title bout with Lee Selby undefeated in 26, and with the full force of his home city behind him. Elland Road will be packed with 25,000 fans, many of which know Warrington from match days.
The featherweight division is arguably the most competitive in world boxing right now, with the winner of Saturday’s bout having options in their next fight – potentially a big-money match up with the WBO interim champion Carl Frampton.
With Former Leeds United captain Lucas Radebe leading the ring walk – sound tracked by a live performance from the Kaiser Chiefs – Warrington is on track to become Leeds first ever World Champion. Win or lose, he’s not likely to forget May 19th 2018 in a hurry.
Josh Warrington faces Lee Selby on May 19th at Elland Road. Keep locked to Footasylum’s social channels for coverage as it happens.