Josh Warrington is ready to dedicate a win against Joel Brunker to the Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United at the First Direct Arena on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.
Leed’s fighter Warrington defends his WBC International and Commonwealth titles against Australian Brunker.
With the Rhinos winning the Rugby League Cup final and Leeds FC beating Derby County, Warrington is looking to keep the city’s winning streak going:
“The city is on a high right now and I want to capitalise on that on Saturday”
“It’s a special feeling standing on that ramp getting ready to walk to the ring. Even in the weeks beforehand there’s a massive buzz around the city with everyone getting excited about the fight and getting ready for the atmosphere – that’s got its own reputation now with people coming from all over to sample it, and it’s just getting bigger and bigger now.
“With that type of support behind me I can go on and win a World title, I know that. I want to deliver for them.
“I’ve had a busy year already and I think the rest has done me the world of good. I wanted to return with a big test and that’s what I have got. I got some stick for not getting Dennis Tubieron out of there but i was in a catch-22 situation. If I had blasted him away people would have said that I was just fighting a Bantamweight or Flyweight or whatever people would’ve said I was facing. That’s just the way it is now, I’m rising up the rankings and people are going to try to shoot you down. I just keep getting in there and doing my best.”
Tickets are priced at £30, £40, £60 and £100. Tickets are available from the First Direct Arena on 0844 248 1585 and at firstdirectarena.com. VIP tickets priced at £150 are available exclusively from Matchroom Boxing on 01277 359900 and at matchroomboxing.com. Tickets are also available from stubhub.co.uk