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Summary

  1. Leeds fighter Josh Warrington takes IBF featherweight title from Wales' Selby
  2. Selby cut above both eyes inside six rounds
  3. Leeds United fan Warrington takes a split decision
  4. Judges score bout 113-115 116-112 115-113
  5. Nicola Adams scores first-round stoppage in fourth professional bout

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By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

That was pretty incredible stuff. What a night for Josh Warrington.

The Leeds United fan, who has always dreamed of winning a world title at Elland Road sees those aspirations and hopes come true.

It was a brutal, bloody and thrilling clash with Warrington getting the verdict via a split decision to rip the IBF World Featherweight Championship from Lee Selby.

We are ending the live text there but thanks, as always, for joining us and until next time, bye for now.

Josh Warrington
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We are hearing that Lee Selby will not be doing any media interviews tonight, presumably as he heads off to hospital to get those two cuts checked out and stitched up.

But where next professionally for Selby? That was only a second professional defeat in 28 contests and his first loss in nine years

There will certainly be calls for a rematch, but maybe a move up a weight to super-featherweight is next for the 31-year-old.

Warrington stuns Selby to win world title - read the report

Michael Pearlman

BBC Sport at Elland Road

Josh Warrington made history by becoming the first boxer from Leeds to win a world title with a stunning split-decision upset victory over Wales' Lee Selby.

Selby, who was cut above both eyes by accidental head clashes inside the first six rounds, could not recover from a superb start from the Yorkshireman.

The judges scored the contest 116-112 115-113 113-115, giving Warrington the IBF world featherweight title at Elland Road, home of his beloved Leeds United.

Warrington came into the fight as a 4-1 outsider with the bookmakers but produced the performance of a lifetime, showing relentless energy and courage as he continued to power forward for 36 pulsating minutes.

'Wow'

Warrington wins by split decision

Rio GB Olympian Qais Ashfaq praises the Warrington family for proving the doubters wrong.

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Dave Baker: How can there be such disparity in the scorecards? How on earth did one of the judges have Lee Selby winning that? Something needs to be done to improve the boxing scorecards.

Daniel Barker: Should never been a split decision Warrington won by at least five rounds.

Mark‏: This happens far too often in boxing, Warrington won that by a country mile

Frampton wants Warrington

Warrington wins by split decision

Carl Frampton told BT Sport: "I want that fight, I want a world champion.

"It was a hard fight, but if he does not have sore hands, if he does not have a sore jaw, he can take a week off and get back in the gym.

"You will see my in August, but I don't know who against."

'I need time to be a dad now'

Warrington wins by split decision

Josh Warrington on fighting Carl Frampton soon: "My heart says lets get it on, I am a big fan of Carl and it will be a big pay day!

"But I prefer the end of the year as I need some time to be a dad and let this sink in."

And the new...

No fighter from Leeds has ever got their hands on a world title. Until now, of course.

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The cameras are in Josh Warrington's dressing room. Leeds legend Lucas Radebe is there and everyone is hugging and congratulating Warrington. The emotional fighter is on the verge of tears.

Life ambition = achieved.

'I have turned a dream into reality'

Warrington wins by split decision

New IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington told BBC Radio 5 live: “I was a massive, massive underdog tonight. There was no way I was going to lose tonight; I would have walked through walls to win that belt.

“From the first bell to the last there was a lot of energy. The crowd just give you another level, another gear.

“I am not the most talented, I am probably not the fittest, but I have heart.

“Five years ago I was getting a bus to work as a dental technician and now I am a world champion.

“I have turned a dream into reality.”

'I would love to fight Warrington'

Warrington wins by split decision

Northern Ireland's Carl Frampton is scheduled to be fighting at Windsor Park in Belfast on 18 August with his interim WBO World Featherweight Championship on the line.

However, his opponent is not yet known so will it be a unification fight with two belts on the line with Warrington's IBF strap also up for grabs?

"I would love to fight Josh Warrington," Frampton tells BT Sport. "I would love him to come to Belfast and fight me. It was a fantastic performance.

"My next fight will be in Belfast, that's all I know."

'Josh showed he is world class'

Warrington wins by split decision

Josh Warrington's promoter Frank Warren says: "We will meet up next week and decide what direction we go in.

"Everyone, all the media had Josh as an underdog, but I knew he had it in him, the Leeds fans were brilliant. Josh showed tonight he is world class, a true champion and I'm so proud of him."

On whether Carl Frampton v Josh Warrington will happen: "They are two massive draws, that is a big, big fight, that goes into a massive stadium."

'I out boxed the boxer'

Warrington wins by split decision

New IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington says: "I can't put it into words, I've worked hard over the last 18 weeks and during that time I've had two baby girls born. I'm overcome with emotion, it was sheer grit, and the crowd got me through this.

"There were times in that fight when the roar of the crowd kept pushing me forward and gave me that second gear when I needed it.

"Lee is a very good fighter and anyone who has rushed in against him has lost. I out boxed the boxer tonight."

On a potential fight with Carl Frampton in Belfast, Warrington says: "I don't mind going anywhere, I've been a fan of Carl's and two weeks ago I said I would beat Lee Selby and come to Windsor Park. We will sit down with Frank Warren and get the fight sorted."

Josh Warrington
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'Warrington won't be ready for Frampton'

Warrington wins by split decision

Jamie Moore

Former British and European light-middleweight champion on BBC Radio 5 live

It's a fantastic performance and he has sent a statement out to the featherweight division.

I don't think he will be ready to face Carl Frampton on August 18. It would be unfair for Josh Warrington to do that. Three months turnaround is far too much.

A lot of us have overlooked Josh Warrington. He has shocked a lot of people tonight.

"I predict a riot" by the Kaiser Chiefs started us off, and that is now playing again. The party starts now.

Leeds is going to be a bit lively tonight.

The IBF need to explain this'

Warrington wins by split decision

Jamie Moore

Former British and European light-middleweight champion on BBC Radio 5 live

The IBF needs to get the judges in and explain this. For someone to score that fight in favour of Lee Selby I can't understand.

'The performance of his career'

Warrington wins by split decision

Mike Costello

BBC Sport boxing correspondent at Elland Road

For the first time this evening Josh Warrington loses control and falls to the canvas. A special night in the sporting history of this city. The performance of his career.

'What has the judge seen?'

Warrington wins by split decision

Carl Frampton

Former world champion on BBC Radio 5 live

I can not see in any way how a judge gives that to Selby. What has gone on there, what have they seen?

BreakingWarrington becomes IBF world featherweight champion

Josh Warrington is the new world champion.

Incredibly it is a split decision verdict. The first judge has it as 115-113 to Selby, a decision that is widely booed by the home fans, and the second judge has it 116-112 to Warrington.

The third, and deciding, judge has it as 115-113 to Warrington.

The Leeds man has done it. The first ever world champion from the city.

Josh Warrington
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Split decision...

Well, well, well....

Here is the verdict....

'A magical performance'

Round 12: Selby v Warrington

Mike Costello

BBC Sport boxing correspondent at Elland Road

A special, special performance. He was told he would need the performance of his life and he has produced it. It was a magical performance.

Round 12: Selby v Warrington

Josh Warrington stands on the ropes saluting the Elland Road faithful. The Leeds fan has always dreamed of winning a world title in the stadium of his heroes. Drink it in Josh, drink it in.

Round 12: Selby v Warrington

Jamie Moore

Former British and European light-middleweight champion on BBC Radio 5 live

I gave that last round to Lee Selby, but that was Josh Warrington's party tonight.

'The performance of Warrington’s career'

Round 12: Selby v Warrington

Carl Frampton

Former world champion on BBC Radio 5 live

Warrington a clear winner in my eyes. Selby's face is a bloody mess.

The performance of Warrington’s career.

Leeds have never had a world boxing champion. That may change in the next five minutes.

Round 12: Selby v Warrington

Mike Costello

BBC Sport boxing correspondent at Elland Road

Surely the dream has come true.

We go to the judges

Josh Warrington raises his arms at the end. Selby, a proud, proud fighter has a more subdued reaction. Maybe the reaction of a man who knows the inevitable news is coming, who knows his time as world champion has come to an end.

Round 12: Selby v Warrington

All over. An absolute classic. Tremendous.

Round 12: Selby v Warrington

Selby still tries for that magic punch. A right overhand is not it.

Round 12: Selby v Warrington

Ninety seconds left, Selby surely needs something incredible.

Round 12: Selby v Warrington

Full credit to Lee Selby. What an effort he has produced, despite at times having his vision restricted by the blood into his eye. He deserves to hear the final bell.

'A battered and broken man'

Round 12: Selby v Warrington

Mike Costello

BBC Sport boxing correspondent at Elland Road

Lee Selby looks like a battered and broken man.

Round 12: Selby v Warrington

Josh Warrington salutes the fans at the start of the 12th. Three minutes to go and he may well become a world champion - the first ever boxing world champion from Leeds.

'Left hook has been pivotal'

Round 11: Selby v Warrington

Jamie Moore

Former British and European light-middleweight champion on BBC Radio 5 live

The left hook has been pivotal from Josh Warrington. But what has expressed me most about Josh Warrington is his jab. I have it 9-2.

'Punch-perfect from Warrington'

Round 11: Selby v Warrington

Carl Frampton

Former world champion on BBC Radio 5 live

Another Warrington round. Selby is going back in straight lines which is costing him.

A punch-perfect fight from Warrington

Round 11: Selby v Warrington

We may well see this one sometime down the road again in the future. Let's hope so.

Round 11: Selby v Warrington

Another frenetic exchange. Two brave men, two warriors, have produced one of the fights of the year. Incredible stuff.

Round 11: Selby v Warrington

A jab, which has been excellently used by Warrington, again smashes into the Selby face.

Round 11: Selby v Warrington

See what I mean about 'brutal'. This is how Lee Selby has looked pretty much non-stop since the second round.

Lee Selby's cut
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