The 26 year-old, who boasts a 24-0 record, is on the verge of a world title shot but failed to agree a new deal with the UK promotional outfit.
Matchroom Boxing sent out the following release to break the news:
Following the expiration of Josh Warrington’s promotional contract with Matchroom Boxing, promoter Eddie Hearn has made the following statement.
“Following the expiry of our contract in November we were asked to make a new offer to Josh,” said Hearn. “We did not share the same plans as his team and decided not to make any further offers. It’s been great working with Josh and his support from the Leeds fans has been exceptional. We wish him and his team all the success in the future.”
All of us at Matchroom Boxing would like to wish Josh and his family all the success in the future.
Warrington had been linked to a possible title shot against IBF ruler and rival Lee Selby, although with the Leeds man deciding on pastures new, that fight is set to be a victim of the impending move.