Leeds champion Josh Warrington will step up his bid for world featherweight title unification bouts after reuniting with promoter Eddie Hearn.
Hearn is close to sealing a deal for Warrington to have his next fight at his home city’s Headingley Stadium this summer, probably against China’s WBA champion Xu Can .
Here the PA news agency weighs up Warrington’s route towards the top of his sport.
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Arguably the biggest name in the division, US Olympian Stevenson had been lined up as a future Warrington opponent under his previous promoter Frank Warren. Stevenson’s promoter Bob Arum has already indicated he would be ready to complete the deal.