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Champion Josh Warrington eyes Las Vegas fight

Josh Warrington said he planned to take his IBF featherweight title and his army of supporters to Las Vegas after announcing himself on the world stage with an historic win over Lee Selby.

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Josh Warrington and his team celebrate after the fight last night.

Phil Hay: Warrington beats Selby at his own game to claim historic title glory

A few days before Josh Warrington and Lee Selby put their money where their mouths had been for almost two years, a member of Warrington’s camp promised that last night would be the night when they “unleashed the b*****d”.

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Josh Warrington celebrates becoming Leeds' first boxing world champion

"I can die a happy man." Warrington ecstatic after historic world title win

Josh Warrington admitted he could “die a happy man” after becoming Leeds’ first boxing world champion with a sensational win over IBF featherweight holder Lee Selby.
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Josh Warrington celebrates as a split decision over Lee Selby goes his way.

Immediate Warrington-Frampton clash "too soon" - but Frank Warren ready to make "natural fight"

Promoter Frank Warren said an All-British showdown between Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton was likely to wait until next year after Warrington positioned himself amongst boxing’s elite featherweights with a brilliant win over Lee Selby.

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Lee Selby and Josh Warrington.

Josh Warrington needs to produce fight of his life – Woodhall

Josh Warrington will need the performance of his career against “one of the most underestimated boxers in the country” tonight, according to ex-world champion Richie Woodhall.

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Leeds United on alert after David Stockdale told he can leave Birmingham City

Leeds-born goalkeeper David Stockdale has been told he can leave Birmingham City this summer, the YEP has learned.
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Leeds United target Kyle Bartley tells Swansea City he wants to leave

Swansea City are ready to sell Leeds United target Kyle Bartley after the defender signalled his intention to leave the Liberty Stadium.

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Leeds United play waiting game on Pearce as retained list is due to be released

Leeds United are set to publish their retained list today amid a wait to see if left-back Tom Pearce will accept a new contract at Elland Road.

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Lee Selby.

Selby v Warrington: Partisan crowd won’t make any difference, insists Selby

At times this week Lee Selby has been made to look like the IBF’s mandatory challenger. He scoffed at talk of tomorrow’s fight against Josh Warrington being the equivalent of “entering the lion’s den” but it is rare to see a world champion so firmly entrenched in someone else’s back yard.

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Andy Yiadom challenges Pablo Hernandez during Barnsley's 2-1 defeat to Leeds United last month.

Yiadom ends talk of Leeds United move by joining Reading

Andy Yiadom has quashed talk of a move to Leeds United by agreeing to join Reading.
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Leeds United: We left the club in a better state than we found it – Clotet

It was this week last year that Leeds United careered from one era into the next. Andrea Radrizzani bought the club and Garry Monk resigned as head coach, all in the space of 48 hours. Radrizzani’s first two days as owner were two of his longest to date.

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Warrington v Selby: Father and son team full of confidence for title tilt

Sean O’Hagan is the father and trainer who Josh Warrington once described as a “pain in the a***”. Their affection gives way to inter-family bickering when each fight and each training camp comes around. “Normally we’re at each other constantly,” O’Hagan said.

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Hull City striker Abel Hernandez celebrates a goal against Millwall.

Leeds United target Hull striker Hernandez

Leeds United are targeting out-of-contract Hull City striker Abel Hernandez, the YEP understands.
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Bailey Peacock-Farrell denies Lewis Grabban during Leeds United's 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa last month.

United keeper Peacock-Farrell wins Northern Ireland call-up

Leeds United goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell has been rewarded for his impressive run in the club’s first team with a call-up to Northern Ireland’s senior squad.
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IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby squares up to Leeds' Josh Warrington. PIC: Steve Riding

Boxing: Warrington aiming to turn his world-title dream into reality at Elland Road

Josh Warrington was on the amateur circuit when Ricky Hatton dethroned Kostya Tszyu in the early hours of a Sunday morning in 2005. Tszyu, to the amazement of everyone, retired on his stool after 11 rounds, worn out by Hatton’s punching and an overwhelming crowd.

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Pontus Jansson.

Leeds United: Whites defender Jansson named in Sweden’s World Cup squad for Russia

Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson has been named in Sweden’s World Cup squad.

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VIDEO: ‘I’ve put my body through hell’ - Josh Warrington vows to take down world champion Lee Selby at Elland Road

JOSH WARRINGTON warned Lee Selby that his IBF belt was staying in Leeds while Selby claimed “the whole country’s backing me” as the pair faced off at their final press conference before Saturday’s world-title fight.

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Nathan Tate, Stephen Smith and Jon Darch of the Safe Standing Roadshow.

Leeds United: LUST takes stand over safe standing proposals

The movement pushing for the introduction of safe standing in English football grounds is gathering pace rapidly. Political reluctance to bow to pressure for it will be tested on June 25 when parliament debates a petition calling for a relaxation of the law which bans standing in England’s top two divisions.

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Tom Pearce celebrates his goal against Barnsley.

Leeds set for more contract talks with youngster Pearce

Leeds United will hold fresh contract talks with Tom Pearce this week amid sudden talk of Premier League interest in their promising left-back.
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Leeds United hand new deal to academy midfielder Rey

Leeds United have handed a new contract to Spanish development squad midfielder Oriel Rey.

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