Leeds boxer Josh Warrington

Josh Warrington v Carl Frampton: Inside the ropes of the Leeds Warrior's training camp

Leeds boxer Josh Warrington is preparing for a career-defining showdown fight with Carl Frampton in Manchester on December 22.

The YEP's Phil Hay headed down to the Leeds Warrior's training camp in Batley with photographer Steve Riding to get the lowdown on his preparation for his IBF title defence. Check out some exclusive shots below.

After a career-defining IBF title win over Lee Selby in May, Josh Warrington was back in the gym by the beginning of July. Weve been ticking over properly since September and this camp officially started 12 weeks ago, he said.

1. Warrington feels prepared

After a career-defining IBF title win over Lee Selby in May, Josh Warrington was back in the gym by the beginning of July. Weve been ticking over properly since September and this camp officially started 12 weeks ago, he said.
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Warrington rejected the option of a routine first defence to fight Carl Frampton at the Manchester Arena on December 22. Weve never turned down the big fights, Warrington said. I want (WBO champion) Oscar Valdez after this.

2. Warrington rejected routine defence

Warrington rejected the option of a routine first defence to fight Carl Frampton at the Manchester Arena on December 22. Weve never turned down the big fights, Warrington said. I want (WBO champion) Oscar Valdez after this.
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Dickys Gym in Batley has been Warringtons training base since 2012. It was previously home to retired Yorkshire fighters Femi Fehintola and Gary Sykes.

3. Warrington's training base in Batley

Dickys Gym in Batley has been Warringtons training base since 2012. It was previously home to retired Yorkshire fighters Femi Fehintola and Gary Sykes.
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Dickys Gym owner Mark Hurley works as Warringtons strength and conditioning coach. He was part of the team which prepared the 28-year-old for his bout with Selby

4. Warrington working with Mark Hurley

Dickys Gym owner Mark Hurley works as Warringtons strength and conditioning coach. He was part of the team which prepared the 28-year-old for his bout with Selby
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