Josh Warrington Beats Down Dieli For Euro Crown

By Alexey Sukachev

Leeds' Josh Warrington (19-0, 3 KOs) is the new European featherweight champion following an impressive demolition of usually durable Italian fighter Davide Dieli (15-4, 5 KOs) in just four rounds.

Fighting in front of a roaring local crowd of ecstatic supporters, Warrington went right into Dieli. He was using his jab to control the distance against a bit shorter opponent and was also effectively working his body in the first round. Dieli tried to trade blows with supposedly light-hitting Warrington in the next couple of rounds but was clearly on a losing end on these encounters.

In the fourth, the local hero landed several hard shots and finally dropped the Italian with a right hand to the chin. Dieli got up but was beaten mercilessly by Warrington in the center of the ring as a towel from Dieli's cornermen signalized a loss.

Time of stoppage was 1:42. Warrington, also the BBBofC and Commonwealth champion, was 15-0 without knockouts while fighting on the regional level. He is amazing 4-0, 3 KOs, since upgrading his opposition to that of the continental level.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Weebler I on 10-05-2014

[QUOTE=knockoutkid;15001084]warrington is decent, i bet he could beat crolla or whoever jo gallagher has got handilly. Although he's still quite young so they probably need to maintain him at the level he's at for a year or so.[/QUOTE] Stacked division,…

Comment by -Scott.Weiland- on 10-05-2014

Warrington was fighting a guy ranked outside the top 200,won't get too carried away yet.I don't think Dieli is even considered the best feather in Italy.everything he did he did expertly though,few weaknesses in the final exchanges but he got…

Comment by knockoutkid on 10-04-2014

warrington is decent, i bet he could beat crolla or whoever jo gallagher has got handilly. Although he's still quite young so they probably need to maintain him at the level he's at for a year or so.

Comment by New Wave on 10-04-2014

I think we might have found the new Ricky Hatton. That was like a Leeds United match. Pretty crazy stuff. As for his boxing, this lad has really come on. He looks the part to me, couldn't really see any…

Comment by Welsh Jon on 10-04-2014

How awesome was that crowd? It looked a great atmosphere on TV.

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