Warrington Scratching Head Over Galahad-Marrero Eliminator

IBF featherweight world champion Josh Warrington is scratching his head after finding out that his recent foe, Kid Galahad, is back in position for a final eliminator.

Warrington won a twelve round decision over Galahad back in June, and now the sanctioning body has ordered a final eliminator between Galahad and Claudio Marrero – with purse bids set for this month.

“It’s a bit of a joke,’ Warrington told Metro.co.uk. “I don’t understand how he got moved down to number eight in the rankings and is all of a sudden fighting an eliminator again. He must have complained. Really and truthfully, the guys in and around him aren’t doing much. Why is he all of a sudden there again? He’s not won the eliminator yet…we’ll see what happens.

“But for me, I’ve been there and done it. I didn’t win it in the style I wanted to win it, but I still won the fight. I’ve made my intentions clear. I only want meaningful fights and fight the other big names of the division.”

This coming Saturday night, Warrington is back in Leeds with a voluntary defenses against Sofiane Takoucht.

Warrington is hoping to get some of the bigger names in his weight class next year.

“I’ve cleared out the domestic scene. If I could have things my way I would be fighting a world champion,” Warrington said.

“Up until I was given the name, I’d not heard too much about him (Takoucht). I’d seen his name in the rankings. I’ve studied him a little bit and I’ve seen he’s very tough. He’s a pressure fighter and is a southpaw. He’s only lost to high level opposition really. He’s never been stopped and got a decent knockout ratio, better than mine actually. People turned down this fight, but he jumped at this opportunity. I imagine he’ll be well up for it.”