Warrington To Face Undefeated Sanchez In London

By Elliot Foster (@FreelanceFoz)

Josh Warrington has had his next opponent named.

The featherweight, from Leeds, will face Jorge Sanchez, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Warrington, 25, is set to come up against the undefeated Panamanian on December 12 at London’s O2 Arena as part of the undercard to Anthony Joshua three-title heavyweight grudge match against Dillian Whyte.

Sanchez, who is also 25, is the current Panamanian super bantamweight champion and is moving up in weight to challenge the Leeds Warrior for his WBC International crown at nine-stone.

“Sanchez will be my fourth fight of the year and I want to end 2015 with a big statement in London,” said Warrington.

“The fights with Tubeiron and Brunker in Leeds were tough ones and I am sure this will be a really hard fight –– but it’s on a massive Box Office card that will be getting huge attention, so I need to put in a top performance.

“[Potential future foe Lee] Selby beat Brunker at the O2 and then won his world title there against Evgeny Gradovich, so it’s a good venue for me to show that I am coming for his title in 2016.”

Warrington’s clash with Sanchez is flanked by Chris Eubank Jr.’s WBA final eliminator showdown against fellow middleweight Gary O’Sullivan, while Martin J Ward is set to feature in a defence of his WBC International super featherweight title.

Elsewhere, Tony Bellew will challenge Mateusz Masternak for the vacant European cruiserweight title in what doubles as a world title eliminator and Kevin Mitchell and Ismael Barroso meet for the vacant WBA interim lightweight title, with the winner becoming the mandatory challenger to newly crowned world champion Anthony Crolla.

And Luke Campbell, the Olympic gold medal-winning WBC International lightweight champion, is set for action.

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