Josh ‘The Leeds Warrior’ Warrington will return to the ring this weekend as he takes on French veteran Sofiane Takoucht.
Warrington retained his IBF featherweight crown in June when he claimed a split decision win over fellow Brit Kid Galahad.
Now the 28-year-old will be back in Leeds to put his belt on the line again.
His opponent is seasoned fighter Takoucht who beat Yesner Talavera over the summer in the 39th bout of his professional career.
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Warrington vs Takoucht: Date and start time
The fight is set for Saturday, October 12 and is being held at First Direct Arena in Leeds.
The main event ring walks should start at around 10:30pm UK time.
Warrington vs Takoucht: TV channel and live stream
The fight will be shown on BT Sport 1 with coverage starting at 7:30pm.
BT Sport customers can live stream via their app while EE phone customers can watch the fight for free.
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EE customers can sign up for a three-month free trial to BT Sport – simply text SPORT to 150.
This will allow you to watch on your phone, with casting available to your TV though the service.
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Warrington vs Takoucht: What has been said?
Josh Warrington “From what I’ve seen, Takoucht is tough and got his IBF ranking through hard work.
“This is a massive opportunity for him. I have to stay focused and not take my eye off the ball because I am after the biggest fights in the division.”
Sofiane Takoucht: “When the call came to travel to Leeds and challenge Josh I said, ‘yes’ straight away. It’s a chance to beat the best featherweight in the world.
“He beat Lee Selby when nobody thought he could win and then a great fighter, Carl Frampton. It was close against Kid Galahad, but he found a way to win.
“I am sure he will look at me and think I am easier than his last three opponents, but I won’t let this opportunity go. Get ready for a shock.”
Warrington vs Takoucht: Tale of the tape
Warrington – Takoucht
Nationality: British – French
Age: 28 – 33
Height: 5ft 7 – 5ft 8
Stance: Orthodox – Southpaw
Record: 29-0-0 – 35-3-1
KOs: 6 – 13
Rounds: 229 – 244
Debut: 31/10/2013 – 12/2/2006