BY Harry Corton
IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington will defend his title for a third time on Saturday night when he does battle with Frenchman Sofiane Takoucht. There are plenty of great pubs showing boxing and this fight will be a spectacle you won't want to miss.
The self-proclaimed Leeds Warrior’s meteoric rise through the division has seen him win a legion of loyal supporters. After nicking Lee Selby’s title against all the odds at his beloved Elland Road last May, he set about defying conventional thinking once again, out-boxing Carl Frampton in the 2018 British Fight of Year.
The hard yards he endured to come through those tests set him up for a quick and painless W over his next challenger, Kid Galahad.
Warrington’s thoughts are now turning to across the pond. Before he can begin that stateside chapter, it's imperative that he has no slip ups. He'll be keen as mustard to register a 30th win for 0 losses in front of his fellow Loiners.
When and where is it?
The bout is taking place at 7.30pm on Saturday 12th October at the First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Is it on T.V?
Yes. You can watch the fight live on BT Sport 1 HD.
Are pubs showing it?
You bet, son! There are loads of pubs showing the Warrington fight. Whether you're in the UK and Republic of Ireland, click to find the best sports bars to watch the action.
Who else is fighting?
In addition to the main event, there are 10 other bouts going down including two clashes with a Commonwealth Title at stake.
As has become customary, Warrington will be led out on Saturday by another Leeds United legend. This time Whites midfielder, Pablo Hernandez has the honour.
Relive that epic bloodbath between Warrington and Frampton.