Josh Warrington will defend his featherweight title when he takes on Luis Alberto Lopez in his home city of Leeds this weekend. Warrington won the belt by beating Kiko Martinez earlier this year and now faces his first challenger in Lopez.
The 29-year-old Mexican has a record of 26-2 while the Leeds Warrior is 31-1-1 heading into this mandatory bout. This will be Warrington’s first fight against a Mexican opponent since he suffered his only career defeat to Mauricio Lara last year. He is set to be joined on his ringwalk by Leeds United winger Crysencio Summerville.
This 12-round featherweight clash will take place on Saturday, December 10.
The fight will take place at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.
The undercard is set to get underway from 6pm and the main event ringwalks are expected to begin at 10:35pm.
Warrington vs Lopez: What has been said?
Warrington: “I’m very excited to be back in Leeds.
“It’s going to be a hard fight, he comes forward, he’s wild and erratic, I’ve got history with Mexican fighters, but I’m hoping to put on a great performance in front of my home crowd.
“I’ve been saying it for so long about going over to the States and fighting in a unification fight. That’s the dream but due to delays with injuries to my jaw and hand I have to fight my mandatory now.
“I’m fully focused on doing a job, getting the show closed early and finishing 2022 with a bang.”
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