Warrington’s dad: AJ had a bad night and got leathered, Josh did and won

Josh Warrington Anthony Joshua

📷 Jason Cairnduff

Sean O’Hagan, Josh Warrington’s father and trainer, believes the IBF featherweight champion found a way to win against Kid Galahad.

Despite WBN seeing it 116-112 to Galahad, Warrington clung to his strap via a split decision in Leeds.

O’Hagan sees the result as poignant due to Galahad firmly being a strong member of the ‘Who Needs Him Club’.

Ahead of a recently announced battle with Sofiane Takoucht, O’Hagan is expecting the best Josh Warrington to return.

“Takoucht is a very experienced fighter and the highest-ranked fighter available at number four,” pointed out O’Hagan.

“It is a genuine fight. One where we know we have to raise our game and keep the momentum going until the super fights come.

“Takoucht is very capable and we are taking him serious. He has plenty of grit, is durable, can box, fight or be evasive.

“He has a bit of everything and it makes for a good fight. We had a bad night at the office against Galahad and still won.

“Anthony Joshua had a bad night and got leathered. We always enjoy fighting in Leeds and this time we have an opponent who wants to fight.”

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