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Josh Warrington can be as popular with boxing fans as Ricky Hatton, says promoter Eddie Hearn

Leeds fighter continues his rise by winning European featherweight crown in front of a fanatical home crowd

By Telegraph Sport, and agencies
06 Oct 2014

Josh Warrington, the new European featherweight champion, can match Ricky Hatton’s level of popularity as his career gathers pace, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

Warrington continued his rise to prominence in his home city of Leeds by stopping Davide Dieli in the fourth round to add the European title to his British and Commonwealth straps.

Arguably more impressive than his performance was the raucous reception afforded to the 23-year-old at the First Direct Arena, which took even Hearn by surprise.

The promoter is convinced his young charge can capture the imagination of the city – as former two-weight world champion Hatton did in Manchester during his career.

“We’ve got something major here,” said Hearn, who revealed beforehand that...

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hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 06 Oct 2014

there's only one ricky hatton........... :D

BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 08 Oct 2014

Eddie does talk some bollocks.  He'll probably make his next fight a PPV.