Josh Warrington claims ahead of this weekend's fight that he is back to his old self,



by SEDEDIN DEDOVIC

Josh Warrington claims ahead of this weekend's fight that he is back to his old self,
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This weekend we are expecting a fight for the featherweight belt between Josh Warrington and Leigh Wood. We remind you that Warrington won back his IBF title after defeating Kiko Martinez. It was a good match and Warrington finished it in seven rounds.

Martinez was a great opponent and he also inflicted some injuries on Josh. It is almost 18 months since Warrington put a brutal saga with Mauricio Lara behind. Warrington has not been the same since then, that match had a deep impact on him and his psyche, however, it seems that he has recovered after the victory against Martinez and now he seems fully ready to welcome Leigh Wood.


“It feels like normal this time,” Warrington told 32Red. “The two fights I had last year, my mindset going into both of them was completely different. I’d beaten Kiko Martinez before but though he was still very dangerous, I was very, very relaxed all the way through the whole build up.

The Lopez fight was different. For four or five weeks before it I was having sleepless nights. It was so much of a mental rollercoaster. I can’t put my finger on why but it’s just how it was. This time around I feel like I’m back to how I was before Martinez.

I’m very confident. I’m focused on the job and I just cant wait to get in there now."

It seems that Josh Warrington is finally completely stable, a great match awaits us this weekend

It took 'The Leeds Warrior' 10 months to recover mentally and find the good old Warrington.

Now he has an extremely important match waiting for him, so we and the entire boxing audience are glad that he showed himself again because we all want to see him the way we are used to. “It feels like normal this time,” Warrington told 32Red.

“The two fights I had last year, my mindset going into both of them was completely different. I’d beaten Kiko Martinez before but though he was still very dangerous, I was very, very relaxed all the way through the whole build up.

The Lopez fight was different. For four or five weeks before it I was having sleepless nights. It was so much of a mental rollercoaster. I can’t put my finger on why but it’s just how it was. This time around I feel like I’m back to how I was before Martinez.

I’m very confident. I’m focused on the job and I just cant wait to get in there now." as quoted by BoxingScene