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Josh Warrington vs. Xu Can: Terms Agreed For Fight In Leeds

Josh Warrington looks set for a unification outing next.

The 29-year-old has been is closing in on a featherweight unification fight after rejoining promoter Eddie Hearn back in February.

Warrington, the IBF world champion at 126 pounds, has been out of the ring since ousting Sofiane Takoucht of France back in October and has long craved big fights. Shakur Stevenson, the WBO champion, had been mooted as a potential future foe, but it seems that China’s WBA ‘regular’ champion Xu Can is the front-runner to be in the opposite corner to the 29-year-old when he returns.

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The aforementioned Hearn was hosting an Instagram Live session with the former British, Commonwealth and European champion on Monday afternoon and he revealed that terms have been agreed for the showdown, with a date and venue expected to be confirmed when boxing returns from the COVID-19 suspension.

“We have agreed terms with Can Xu to have that big fight for [Josh] in the summer,” Hearn said on social media.

Xu is promoted by Golden Boy who are tied in with broadcaster DAZN in the US –– the same company Hearn is under contract with in the States –– and holds the WBA ‘regular’ belt, but Hearn suggested that the Super championship, along with the vacant Ring Magazine belt, will be at stake when the pair meet.

The Emerald Headingley Stadium, the home of Leeds Rhinos Rugby Club, is likely to be the venue and Boxing Scene understands that the clash was originally scheduled to take place on May 30.

“You know, as soon as the first bell goes, Xu Can is flying out to the centre of the ring, sitting down on his punches and throwing hell for leather,” said Warrington in response to the news. “We want entertaining fights, we want to be part of memorable fights and a massive stadium fight with a mad atmosphere will help to produce exactly that.”

An announcement on Warrington vs. Xu will be made in due course.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Sid-Knee on 03-26-2020

[QUOTE=ArturoBalboa;20478851]Fighters occasionally do travel to fight for less money, particularly to the US, if it means greater exposure and a better chance to make that jump from local hero to global superstar. Short term loss but massive long term again.…

Comment by kiaba360 on 03-25-2020

Will most likely be a FOTY candidate. However, I'm having a difficult time imagining a Xu victory. He has a tremendous output, but doesn't pack much power. He isn't particularly fast or fleet-footed, doesn't utilize his jab enough and his…

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 03-25-2020

This is going to be a helluva fun of a fight. I want this fight badly. :boxing:

Comment by ArturoBalboa on 03-24-2020

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;20478812]Not true. Josh has voiced that he wants to fight in the states. But it has to be a worthy opponent and not for less than he's getting paid now. No fighter travels for less than they get for fighting…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 03-24-2020

[QUOTE=ArturoBalboa;20477890]I’m not saying Josh is a ducker, he’ll take on all comers who’ll agree to fight him within a 20 minute drive of his house.[/QUOTE] Not true. Josh has voiced that he wants to fight in the states. But it…

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