Warrington edges Galahad to retain IBF featherweight title

By Dejan Kalinic 16 June 2019 162
Warrington edges Galahad to retain IBF featherweight title

Josh Warrington retained his IBF featherweight title with a tight win over Kid Galahad in Leeds on Saturday.

Warrington remained undefeated and improved to 29-0 but only just, recording a narrow split-decision victory at First Direct Arena.

The 28-year-old was awarded the win 116-112 and 116-113 by two judges, while the third scored it 115-113 in Galahad's favour.

"I think I did enough to nick it in the last two rounds because it was nip and tuck but you cannot win a title by hitting pot shots," Warrington said, via the BBC.

"They are not going to all be pretty and I'm glad I got through it, so hopefully there is a unification fight next."

In Latvia, Mairis Briedis (26-1) claimed a third-round TKO win over Krzysztof Glowacki to reach the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight final, where Yunier Dorticos awaits.

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