Josh Warrington weighing up Carl Frampton bout after stunning win over Lee Selby
Josh Warrington is keen to fight Carl Frampton after his stunning win over Lee Selby, though admits the fight may come too soon after such a gruelling contest.
Warrington, who was working as a dental technician just five years ago, scored a split-decision victory on Saturday night at Elland Road to claim the IBF world featherweight title.
Selby had not suffered defeat in nine years but struggled to contain his younger opponent, with Warrington putting in the performance of his life to win 116-112 115-113 113-115 at the home of his beloved Leeds United.
He was delighted with his performance afterwards and is already eyeing up a mouth-watering clash with Frampton.
The Northern Irishman has already spoken of his interest in fighting the winner of the bout, though Warrington is concerned that the August 18 date could be too soon for him.
The 27-year-old said: ‘I will sit down with Frank [Warren, promoter] and look at our next options.
‘Windsor Park might be too soon. I wouldn’t mind going back to the arena in Leeds and defending my title.
‘My heart says let’s get it on, I am a big fan of Carl Frampton and it would be a big payday. But I prefer the end of the year. I need some time to let this sink in.
‘We will weigh up options. [The] world’s my oyster now isn’t it?’
On his win performance against Selby, he added: ‘Elland Road, the Kaiser Chiefs playing me in, that was the stuff dreams are made of.
‘I can’t put it into words. What an occasion, what a night. I could die a happy man. How do you top that? I’ve just outfoxed and outboxed a brilliant champion in Lee Selby.’