Josh Warrington is set for the primary safeguard of his subsequent title rule.
thebossfights.com has affirmed that Leeds’ Warrington and Mexico’s Luis Alberto Lopez have consented to terms for their obligatory IBF featherweight title, which will occur on December 10 in Leeds. The session — which will feature a DAZN broadcast — has been guessed for quite a long time, all the more so after Lopez won his latest battle recently and when obviously there was not a way to a more sought after unification session.
ESPN Deportes’ Salvador ‘Chava’ Rodriguez was quick to report that an arrangement was reached.
The 31-year-old Warrington (31-1-1, 8KOs) recovered his IBF title following a seventh-round stoppage of Kiko Martinez in his latest trip on Walk 26 at First Direct Field in Leeds.
The accomplishment saw Warrington become a double cross IBF featherweight titlist, having recently held the belt from May 2018 through last January 21 when he picked to clear the belt in lieu of an unfortunate rematch with compulsory challenger Youngster Galahad. The move accompanied its portion of misfortunes, as Warrington experienced a staggering 10th round stoppage misfortune to Mauricio ‘Horse’ Lara last February 13 at Wembley Field (presently OVO Field Wembley), with the two battling to a two-round, specialized attract their rematch last September 4 at Headingley Rugby Association Arena in Leeds.
Lopez (26-2, 15KOs) turned into the required challenger following a seventh-round knockout of unbeaten Isaac Lowe — a stablemate of lineal/WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Wrath — in their IBF featherweight title eliminator last December at York Lobby in Bethnal Green, Britain. The accomplishment followed a similarly amazing ten-round shutout of then-undefeated Gabriel Flores Jr. last September in Tucson, Arizona.
The two successes are important for a nine-battle win streak for the 29-year-old Mexicali local, who has won his last three inside the distance. In his latest beginning, Lopez scored a second-round knockout of Yeison Vargas in a planned stay occupied battle on August 20 in San Diego. The fast hit considered Lopez — who is advanced by High level — to partake in a speedy circle back without holding on until 2023 for his most memorable profession title battle.
Warrington held up three fruitful title protections during his most memorable rule. The most striking was a December 2018 twelve-round, consistent choice win over previous two-division champ Carl Frampton in Manchester, Britain.
Past endeavors were made following Warrington’s success over Martinez to land a battle with optional WBA titlist Leigh Wood in what might have been a huge homegrown battle. In any case, such a battle would have expected Wood to either get a move up to full titlist or empty his belt.
Wood was since trained to confront WBA ‘Super’ featherweight titlist Leo St Nick Cruz, however the two figured out how to persuade the authorizing body to permit separate sessions prior to entering the title combination conflict. Nottingham’s Wood was because of face Lara this end of the week in his old neighborhood, just for a biceps injury to drive him off the show.
In any case, Warrington was constantly ready to continue on toward his obligatory title safeguard once obviously a greater battle wouldn’t quickly surface.