Josh Warrington wants to fight Lee Selby for world title in the spring

Josh Warrington
Josh Warrington has won all 22 professional contests, with four victories coming inside the distance

Commonwealth featherweight champion Josh Warrington hopes to fight IBF world champion Lee Selby in the spring.

Warrington, 24, made the third defence of his title with a unanimous points victory over Australian Joel Brunker in Leeds on Saturday.

Selby, 28, fights Mexican Fernando Montiel on 14 October and Warrington hopes the Welshman can win and arrange an all-British world title clash.

"Selby is the fight we want," Warrington told BBC Radio Leeds.

"We would be looking at April and May next year just after the football season has finished so we can get it at Elland Road."

Lee Selby
Lee Selby won the IBF world title with an eight-round stoppage of Russian Evgeny Gradovich in May

Warrington, who fought in front of a crowd of 10,000 at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, has now won all 22 of his professional fights.

He believes his latest victory, which saw all three judges award him every round, will have silenced his critics.

"It couldn't have gone any better, we had a game plan and I managed to stick to it," added Warrington.

"There were a lot of people looking at this fight thinking it was 50-50 and that I could lose.

"A lot of people on social media were saying I wouldn't get past the fifth round, but the game plan worked and I made it look easy."

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